Kitchen renovations top the list of popular northwest renovations, especially for new homeowners. Kitchen renovations can be as simple as a modern paint job or as complex as a complete rearrangement of utilities. While a more complex renovation will likely require the services of plumbing, electrical, and/or gas line professionals, there are a number of improvements you can make on your own, including these three value adding upgrades:
Compare countertop materials. Granite and marble countertops may need periodic resealing and polishing, while nonporous quartz, stainless-steel, solid surfacing, and laminate countertops require no sealing or polishing. Each countertop has its own cleaning and maintenance requirements so be judicious when selecting your perfect counters.
Lighting in a kitchen is a critical feature. Your kitchen is essentially a workspace, where detailed knifework occurs and flames can quickly dance beyond control—but thoughtful lighting can ensure a safe and engaging space. Think about undercabinet lighting, recessed lighting, and window treatments that balance natural light and privacy.
Add cushion, durability, and even brighten up the room with a new flooring option. There are endless options, from floor paint to honey-colored bamboo. Search options that best complement your existing interiors as well as the functionality of your kitchen.
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