3 Dramatic Kitchen Renovation Ideas

One of the most popular rooms in your home is the kitchen. Here you'll start and end your day. You'll prepare meals, do chores, dine, entertain, check homework, visit, and more. Your family will gather in the kitchen, no matter how large or small it is. You'll find that you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. If your kitchen is outdated, you may wish to update it to be more functional and suit your needs. Kitchen renovations by Heilman Renovations is a great route to go if you're in the North Vancouver area.

A kitchen renovation will also increase the value of your home and give you a huge return on investment for what you put into it. It's one of the first things that potential buyers look at when considering whether or not to buy your home. Even small or minor kitchen renovations can make a huge difference and do a lot to improve the value of your home.

Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are the main focus of any kitchen. The type of wood, the color and the style of the doors, as well as the hardware, are all about the feel and the functionality of your kitchen. When you choose to upgrade your kitchen cabinets you'll find that it can be a huge part of your renovation budget. New cabinets can offer a new look and add in some great unique features to your kitchen. You can even add in build in spice racks, wine racks, slide out receptacles for trash and more. Drawer organizers and more can all help to round it all out.

If the cabinets are in good shape, you may wish to simply reface them. Here you'll replace the doors and the drawer fronts and any exposed veneer. You'll still have the same cabinets, however. It's a great way to update a look without spending a lot of money.

Install New Countertops And Backsplash

When you replace the backsplash and the countertops, you're going to improve the look of your kitchen without a huge project or cost. Choosing the right backsplash can help to give your ordinary kitchen an extraordinary look. You can choose from traditional, contemporary, and modern looks. When you install a new countertop, it's fast and easy and will change the entire look of the kitchen.

Granite is a very popular countertop. Granite is durable and natural and will remain timeless in style. It's resistant to both heat and scratches and it will increase the value of your home. If you're on a tight budget, you may wish to consider Corian and travertine for an elegant budget-friendly look. Laminate countertops are also very affordable and will range in a variety of styles and colors and can even mimic natural stone.

Add An Island

If you have enough space, you can add on an island and create not only a great central gathering point but also, an area to prepare food, entertain and more. It can readily become the hub of your kitchen. You can use bar stools or chairs and visit while preparing meals. You can also have the kids do their homework there and eat breakfast there.