Aug 052011

By  Tom Kraeutler

If home is where the heart is, kitchens are clearly one of the vital organs that convert a house to a home. Not surprisingly, kitchens are also among the most popular home-remodeling projects tackled each year.  With a few new kitchen remodeling ideas you could also add value to your home. Technology has stepped in to make products more effective and attractive.  Even more, technology helps you sort through all the kitchen remodeling choices and help you decide what you want.

Cabinet Choices. Kitchen cabinets are the first product choice you will need to make in your kitchen, and the style you select will set the tone for the entire kitchen design.  Different colors and styles impact different spaces.

Cabinet refinishing or repainting can be less expensive options for kitchen remodeling, but they are not as easy as painting a room, so be sure to understand the application process. A simpler updating solution is replacing the cabinet door and drawer pulls with some of the new funky artsy designs. The hottest cabinet and drawer handles include copper-finished tree forms or Verde geckos adorning both traditional and modern cabinet styles.

Replace the Kitchen Countertop. Kitchen countertops create bold decorating statements and become the feature point of the room. From basic to luxurious, changing just the top is a fairly simple kitchen remodeling idea that can be completed in a short time frame with little impact on family life.

Kitchen Appliance Overhaul. When a kitchen looks outdated, it’s often because of older appliances and not just the infamous avocado green. Just like cars, appliances reflect the style of the day and changing or repainting them can make a kitchen appear 20 years younger, especially if you repaint the walls to match the new colors.

Kitchen Faucet Fixups. New faucets can also make a nice feature in an otherwise dreary looking space. Faucets replacements are also fairly simple plumbing projects.

Cool Kitchen Floors. New flooring alone can really change the look of a kitchen and can be installed with little impact on family life. You can choose from a bold design choice or a traditional style floor to help complete your kitchen remodeling idea.

Visit Cabinet-S-Top at 1977 Medina Road, Medina (330-239-3630) to see what is available.  We use design tools to help you mix and match styles, finishes and prices until you find one that meets your tastes and budget.  If you are looking to update your cabinet hardware Cabinet-S-Top is offering a Back to School special on Cabinet Decorative Hardware.  Buy 3 Get 1 FREE of equal or lesser value.  Expires 8/31/11.

Betty Nairn

Company: Cabinet-S-top, Certified Kitchen Designer, GM
Phone: 330.239.3630

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