How does a new kitchen for the New Year sound? Enticing? Expensive? There are several great ways for homeowners to revive their kitchen and without killing their bank account.
Quartz counters are all the buzz for 2014 and for obvious reasons. It is naturally extraordinarily harder and more resistant than granite. Top manufacturers including Silestone, Ceasarstone and Cambria produce scratch resistant, scorch
resistant and stain resistant countertops. You can cut right on your counter, place the hot pan from the oven right on your countertop and being that it is non-porous, it greatly increases the ability for you to maintain a more sanitized surface. With all the benefits included, quartz is a stunningly gorgeous material with endless colors ways and combinations.
If you are satisfied with your counters, what about your cabinets? Replacing an entire kitchen full of cabinetry can require a bit of dough. Another trend for 2014 is re-facing your cabinets. Your existing cabinets stay in place and maintain their current functionality and flow. Only the doors are replaced. You can tone down those heavy traditional doors into a sleeker and cleaner style cabinetry. Change the stain while you are at it. Don’t be afraid to use two colors of cabinetry. A great way to bring interest to your kitchen is to make the island a different stain. If you don’t have an island, maybe try the wet bar or an adjacent built-in desk!
Happy New Year and Happy Remodel!