The kitchen is the most popular gathering place in the home these days and remodeling the kitchen will make the biggest impression over any other remodeled room. You will need to consider the current layout of your kitchen and whether you are going to be adding or removing walls, as these are factors that will greatly impact your budget. And don’t forget to upgrade the flooring. It is also wise for you as the homeowner to shop around for the styles and materials that you would like to incorporate into your new kitchen. We have huge resources about the service providers on our resources section. Do not rely solely on home remodeling contractors to show you options as they often have their own ideas and materials that they want to use. Shop around, it’s a big investment and, after all, you as the homeowner have to live with it every day.
Painting Your Kitchen
Painting can dramatically change the look of any room whether it is just a fresh coat or a whole new color. Painting the ceiling a color other than white can give your room a bold new look too. Choose a shade darker than the walls to “lower” the ceiling and make it cozy. Choose a shade lighter to open up more space. It is recommended that you use flat based paints on walls. Flat finishes hide more imperfections on walls versus eggshell, satin or gloss finish paints. Use gloss in areas that need more protection and cleaning such as the kitchen, bath, doors and trims.
With our experience in home improvement and decorations, we see a lot of rotten wood in most homes. Rotten wood is found on corner boards and brick molding on your doors and windows, and if you have siding that is wood or Masonite they act like a sponge soaking up moisture. On the surface, it may seem like a small area, but it is what you can not see that is usually the bigger problem. Many times it can be structural damage and that is a serious problem. There are places around your home that are not visible from the ground and those are areas that can lead to major issue’s. The majority of these problems can be avoided by doing semi-annual walks around your home. When replacing the rot, you should use materials that are moisture resistant such as PVC, MiraTEC, and siding that uses fiber cement board.