15 May 2018
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For many home builders and general contractors tasked with home remodeling projects, the first room of the house that homeowners want to plan out is their kitchen area. Homeowners tend to take their kitchens seriously, and believe especially that sprucing up their existing kitchens with a kitchen remodel will add flair and monetary value to their home.  At Creative Stone, we see this first hand on a regular basis, so we would like to give you some ideas on how to remodel the kitchen.

Change out the appliances. Appliances like the stovetop, built-in microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator can look dated after a few years of use. New technology, popular surface appearance trends, and dropping prices can encourage homeowners to change up their appliances. The best looking kitchen remodels reflect a uniform look to the major appliances in the kitchen.

Consider different flooring options. The possibilities for a flooring change in the kitchen are virtually endless. Several kitchen flooring options are more resilient, and easier to clean then some cheaper options. While vinyl or resilient flooring are good options for those on a tighter budget, many homeowners will choose to upgrade to tile or limestone, or hardwood flooring. Cork is another kitchen floor option that is gaining in popularity.

Give the cabinets an upgrade. Sometimes a kitchen remodel can be done just by changing the color of the kitchen cabinets. For a more drastic remodel, change the format of the kitchen cabinets. Switch out tall cabinets for floating kitchen shelves, or change the face of the cabinet doors from solid wood to a frosted glass look.

Don’t forget the countertops and backsplash. A backsplash between the countertops and the base of the cabinets will create a unique look to your kitchen space. With the wide availability of high quality countertop materials like granite and quartz, updating the countertops should be a serious consideration in any kitchen remodeling project. These countertop options are resilient to wear and tear and incredibly easy to clean. If you want to get the most money out of your kitchen remodel, upgrading to granite or quartz countertops is where it’s at. They will last a long time in your kitchen and it is highly unlikely you will need to replace them anytime soon.

At Creative Stone, we specialize in countertop spaces and cabinet installation. If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, give us a call at (910) 491-1225 or come see us at our Fayetteville, NC location on Ireland Drive. We look forward to serving you!

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