The kitchen is truly the heart of the home – which is probably why so many people choose to remodel their kitchens. A beautiful, well-designed kitchen is a wonderful place to spend time, and it can seriously increase the value of your home.
Want to remodel your kitchen – but not sure where to start? Check out this list of remodeling ideas from Rare Renovations, and start your kitchen remodeling project today!
- Save Money With Butcher Blocks
Redoing your countertops is an expensive prospect. Granite and quartz are popular – but though they’re durable and gorgeous, they’re very expensive. Granite countertops range from $45-$200/sq. ft for installation, and quartz usually ranges from $70-$100/sq. ft.
Butcher blocks are a great alternative to laminate countertops. Laminate is cheap, but not very durable, and often unsightly. Butcher blocks often cost as little as $40/sq. ft., which is only a little more than the cost of a laminate counter.
Hardwood butcher block countertops can add a rustic flair to your home, and they’ll last for decades with proper care, making them a great investment.
- Open Up That Floorplan
Knocking down a wall between your kitchen and your living space is a fantastic way to open up your floor plan, and create a more spacious, inviting kitchen.
Of course, not everyone will be able to open up their kitchen in this way. However, doing so is well-worth it if the layout of your home allows for it. Your kitchen will feel more airy, and the flow of your home will be greatly improved.
- Brighten Up Your Cramped Kitchen With A New Coat Of Paint
If you have a smaller kitchen, a coat of paint may be all you need to make it feel larger and more spacious.
Because they reflect more visible light, lightly-colored walls make rooms feel bigger. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen with dark walls, a simple paint job can make it feel much more spacious.
- Replace That Unsightly Tile
Tile flooring is functional and durable, especially in kitchens. But over time, grout tends to break down, and tiles may break. If you’ve got a worn-out tile floor, it’s time to replace it.
Hardwood is a fantastic choice for a kitchen floor, if it’s in your price range. Hardwood usually costs about $20 per square foot, including installation. But if you’re on a budget, a brand-new tile floor may be the right choice for you – tile can cost as little as $1 per square foot, with an additional $4-$5/sq. ft. for installation costs.
- Paint (Or Refinish) Your Cabinets!
Replacing your cabinets can easily cost you up to $10,000 or more. While it’s worth the investment, it’s out of most people’s budget when it comes to kitchen remodeling.
So, instead of replacing your cabinets, consider a fresh coat of paint, and replacing the hinges and hardware to make them look brand-new! You can also consider cabinet refinishing – replacing the doors and hardware of your cabinets with brand-new replacements.
- Brighten Things Up With A Backsplash!
A beautiful tile backsplash can really bring your kitchen together. Best of all, it’s an easy DIY project. With just a few tools from your local home improvement store, you can add a custom-made tile backsplash to your kitchen that will help it feel more unique and personal.
Start Thinking About Your Kitchen Renovation – With These Great Ideas!
Whether you’re interested in a simple DIY kitchen renovation, or partnering with Rare Renovations to restore your home, these ideas are sure to get you thinking about your renovation project.
So take another look at these ideas now, and think about how you can incorporate them into your home renovations in 2018!