Remodeling your kitchen can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. If you’ve been living with the same kitchen in your Union County home for the last 10 or more years then you’d probably agree that it might be time to remodel your kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen will let you take advantage of new design trends, newer (more environmentally friendly) materials and even some new appliances.
Here are a few kitchen remodeling ideas for Union County, New Jersey homeowners who are looking to make a statement with their kitchen remodeling project.
Install a New Kitchen Island
If you are always struggling for counter and cupboard space in your kitchen then a new kitchen island would be a great solution for you. A kitchen island will give you additional cupboard space and will likely become your new favourite place to prepare meals. Kitchen Islands can be custom built or bought ready-to-go and they are generally a fairly simple install for most home remodeling contractors. If you want to have plumbing or electricity in your kitchen Island then the installation can be a little more complicated and even inadvisable if your home is on a concrete slab (as it would become very expensive!). A kitchen island is an upgrade that you can have installed on it’s own or as part of a much bigger kitchen remodeling project, it’s up to you!
New Kitchen Counter Tops
New kitchen counter tops are a great visual upgrade for your kitchen. A common upgrade for Union County homeowners who are looking for quick and affordable visual improvements especially for those looking to sell a home or get more rental interest. Kitchen counter tops come in a variety of materials from the affordable laminate counter tops everyone is familiar to the very luxurious granite and slate materials. Installing new kitchen counter tops into your home can usually be completed within a day or two. Obviously the contractor will need to come out ahead of time and do some accurate measuring to quote you an accurate price for your kitchen countertops.
Have a Kitchen Skylight Installed
Skylights work great for a kitchen and will bathe the room in lots of natural light. A skylight will let the midday sun through when you’re making lunch and if you’re up early enough to see the sunrise you’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty through the skylight as you enjoy your morning coffee. Skylights are usually a multi-day project for most home remodeling contractors. Because you’re essentially cutting a giant hole in the roof of your home, weather is a major concern, as well as making sure all flashing and sealants are in place to prevent any leaks.
New Kitchen Flooring
There are many great choices on the market for kitchen flooring. Tile, vinyl, laminate and hardwood are all options that are commonly found in kitchens. One concern with flooring in your kitchen is going to be water intrusion (like an overflowing sink, broken dishwasher or leaky pipe). For this reason laminate and hardwood usually aren’t the best options but people still choose them anyways. Who are we to judge? If you’ve installed new kitchen counter tops then new kitchen flooring makes a great addition that and they will both compliment each other.
More Kitchen Space
Do you need more space in your kitchen? Do you have a wall that could come down, or an adjoining room/space you aren’t using? Every situation is different but a good home remodeling contractor will be able to offer suggestions on how to achieve this in your home. In some cases it’s as simple as taking down a wall, in others you may have structural or code concerns that come into play. You also always have the option of expanding outward if the kitchen has 1 or 2 exterior walls but this obviously adds to the expense of the project.
Angi Home Improvement LLC provides kitchen remodeling services to homeowners throughout the Union County area of New Jersey. If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen and would like a Free Estimate then please give us a call today.