Style and Smarts with Virginia Kitchen Remodeling

Filed Under: Kitchen    by: Steve Kayhill

steel-and-stone-virginia-kitchenYou should ask yourself when the last time you had a good hard look at the interiors for your house. If you want to get a head start on next year’s remodeling projects, a great place to start might be your Virginia kitchen. Not only does it add equity value to your home, but it also can make your daily life much more enjoyable.

Great Design Ideas

The look of natural stone is becoming a much more affordable style. Whether it is granite countertops, or natural stone back splashes and other veneer wall experts, there is little doubt that this kind of beautiful feature would make any home a more appealing place to live. Stone floor tiles laid in stunning mosaic patterns can give your kitchen a much needed face lift that will continue to look new for quite some time. The shine and non-abrasive nature of stone can make it one of your favorite features of your home.

A great look that goes well with natural stone features is stainless steel appliances and accent hardware. With the proper choices in materials, you can have a very expensive looking kitchen that won’t split your wallet in half. A new sink, combined with all of the other accents in stainless steel: like a stainless steel cook top stove, stainless steel refrigerator, and all stainless steel pulls on the cabinets and drawers. Stainless steel goes with the overall timeless quality of the stone you use for your countertops and tiles.

Lighting options are usually a matter of taste, but a stainless steel finish would blend well with the appliances and accents. The style for your fixture should reflect your creativity while providing enough light to work by. The right lighting level in a kitchen can be a little tricky to find because too little light makes it hard to cook, and too much light is bad for the eyes. Combined with sun exposure it creates a situation where the light levels are constantly changing. You can counter act this problem be using dimmer switches to directly control the light levels in your Virginia kitchen.

The Investment of Remodeling

Time and again you have heard that home improvement projects in your Virginia home is an investment in the value of your home, but there are ways to get the most out of your remodeling budget. Prices comparing materials is always a good idea, and sometimes you can find good quality product for cut rate prices, but something that is important to avoid is using materials that are cheaply made and of an inferior quality. This short term budget saver might cost you much more in the long run.

Another great way to help cut costs in your Virginia kitchen remodel is to do as much of the prep work yourself as you can. You should empty everything out of your kitchen, including your appliances, food stuffs, furniture, and so on. You should talk to your contractor about your options for cabinetry, whether new ones are a necessity or if you can get away with refinishing your existing ones. Getting the most out of your remodeling takes open communication with your general contractor and good research.

 

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