There is no doubt about it, one of the most rewarding changes you can make to your house is a kitchen remodel. The kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that will receive the most attention, from members of the household as well as guests. In fact, a professional real estate agent would to agree that the kitchen is one of the first areas prospective buyers will look at when it comes to making their decision about whether or not they like the house. When you were looking at local real estate, it is likely that the kitchen helped to determine both you taking the house and the price you offered for it.
Having a new kitchen can change the way you and others look at your house, but how often do you want to undergo this change? A good rule of thumb is to do a kitchen remodel either immediately after purchasing a house, or every fifteen years or so. Fifteen years may seem like a long time, but in fact it allows time not only for a complete change in trends and styles but also for changes within your family situation. Maybe you a smaller homes and you needed a large kitchen to feed a growing family and now are feeding just two. Kitchen remodelling is a very involved process and is not to be undertaken lightly, and sticking to a time frame will mean avoiding frivolous changes on a regular basis. The last thing you want is for this remodel to get in the way of soccer practice, getting to your job or entertaining for a big event in your home.
In this series of articles, we are going to take a close look at the process of kitchen remodelling. We will highlight some of the areas you need to be sure to cover when undergoing your renovations, from making a plan to making sure you have all the right equipment (the last thing you need is to realize you need some compression lugs when you already have the piping apart!).
We will also take a look at some design ideas that can help ensure that your new kitchen is not only with the times, but is functional and fits in well with the rest of your home. Maybe you want something streamlined, or you want it to match the keel designs on your prized sailboat. Undergoing a remodel of your kitchen can be exciting, but it is also a very involved process. We think that the information we have included in this series of articles will be beneficial to anyone thinking or in the process of remodelling this important room, no matter its size.