kitchen remodeling raleighAfter a long cold winter, your house can seem inadequate or a bit worn, but instead of selling hold onto it and perform a few modifications. Some simple changes can make it feel like new again.  Other than the bedrooms, the kitchen is the most frequented room in the home so this is the one place changes may be necessary.

Let’s start with some spring cleaning.  If your kitchen is similar to others, everything goes in the cupboards. Soon the cabinets are overflowing. Spring is a splendid time to pull everything out and examine each item.  Get rid of items you don’t use.  But I have to warn you, once you are in the kitchen cleaning you may notice the wall under the cabinets appears ugly or the finish on the cabinet doors is dull and dirty.  So bigger changes may result from a simple spring cleaning.

Once you start looking around the kitchen you may find that the layout seems dysfunctional so a change in floor plan maybe the next move. Depending on funding, a floor plan variation sounds inviting as one of the easy kitchen remodeling tips.  Instead of a dining table taking up floor space, a cozy breakfast nook with a window view could open up the room while providing everybody a seat at the table.

The next thing you might notice is the condition of the floor.  Kitchen floors tend to get dirty frequently.  During food preparation, lots of things get dropped and are often not cleaned thoroughly right away.  The floors start to look dull and dingy. Thank goodness for modern technology and materials that present flooring in an array of colors and easy clean textures. Many of these are easy to install.

Countertops are another way to change the look of a kitchen.  There are so many materials now used for countertops:  laminate, stone, tile, wood, concrete, etc.  You can liven up a kitchen with bright shiny counters or give it a warm feel with wood.  The countertops can change the whole mood of the kitchen.

A complete kitchen renovation is not necessary in order to get a drab kitchen looking great again. Sometimes some paint and new countertops is all it needs.  You cannot only get a kitchen that feels new again, but you won’t have to break the budget to do it.