Friday, November 25, 2016

The Kitchen Not Just A Simple Renovation Anymore

Kitchen renovations are not usually just about the kitchen cabinets and counter tops. A kitchen renovation usually ends up being a Kitchen Room renovation.

When most people decide that they require a new kitchen in their home it usually is when the kitchen is a minimum of 25 years old, usually its closer to 30 plus years old. The existing kitchen is dated and really starting to show its age, its probably had a couple of face lifts and has some add on's or deletions to it as technology has changed and so have the different applies that were available.

Because of the age of the kitchens usually there are other things in the room that will have to be changed, they are;

  • Flooring.
  • Ceilings,
  • Paint Colours,
  • Cabinet layout and Locations,
  • Plumbing Locations,
  • Lighting,
  • Venting Locations,
  • Electrical plugs and outlets, switches.
There are also more dramatic changes to kitchens, usually kitchens from before 1980 are in separate rooms that are completely cut off from the rest of the house, almost like someone thought that NO ONE SHOULD KNOW HOW THE FOOD BECOMES PREPARED! More often these days we are taking down walls between rooms to not only to give a better flow between rooms but also to give the illusion of space. Kitchens have become the centre of the home, it isn't just a place where the food is prepared, the place mom goes and wonderful things appear. Its now the heart of the home, kitchens have places to sit and eat meals, do your homework or enjoy a glass of wine with friends. 

Kitchens have become a thing of beauty and the centre piece to the home. One of they biggest selling features in any house is the kitchen. There is more money to be made in resale after a kitchen renovation then with any other room in the home.

So when you think about a kitchen renovation don't think about a little face lift, think about how you will be able to transform the centre of your home and make it warm, inviting and a place that everyone wants to be.

You must set the budget accordingly and you must dream big, the greater the kitchen idea the better it will turn out in the end!

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.

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