Renovating your Louisville Kitchen
Don’t forget these 7 tips if you’re forgoing a kitchen up haul.
by MIKE HALL Owner/Agent/Broker
Whether you’re renovating your new home, or giving a facelift before a sale, always keep in mind future prospective buyers. Here are seven keys to a successful renovation:
- Remember your workflow. Imagine cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and design around the easiest layout for doing so.
- First and foremost, set your budget. Secondly, decide what features are most important to you. If installing completely new cabinets, keep in mind new cabinetry will take up about one-third of your total budget. This way, you can plan accordingly.
- Precious real estate: Do not give up counter space. Extend with shelving supports if need be, but keep workspace as open as possible.
- Also precious real estate? Cabinet storage: consider a lazy susan, your pantry, even spice and wine rack storage.
- Cohesively tie your colors together- this includes cabinet and wall paint, backsplash, and countertops. Make sure they mesh with your kitchen appliances. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: white makes for a clean, open and bright space for every area of the home. Stainless steel is also highly sought after right now.
- Don’t forget to cover surrounding areas. Paint splatter, and remodeling debris don’t look good on your grandmother’s dining room table.
- Even the DIY type needs some help here and there. Consult your local Home Depot or Lowe’s to really add the last bits of expertise. Plus, they have free consultations.