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Want to remodel your Kitchen?
Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 • Posted February 17, 2009 10:00 PM

Kitchens are one of the top things that sell a house, if not the top thing. When remodeling yours, you want to make sure that it will function and that it will also look the best it can be without spending a ton of money. When remodeling your kitchen make sure you focus on appliances, paint, cabinets, back splashes, countertops, and floors. They are some of the most important things when remodeling.

When you are remodeling, make sure you leave some room in your budget for matching appliances. You want to make sure they match to make the kitchen remodel complete. If they aren't matching the remodel doesn't look good. The unmatching appliances will stand out and make the new kitchen feel old. If you don't have room in your budget, make sure that when you need to replace one that you get something that will match the rest of the appliances or whatever you want when you can get it. You don't have to throw away you old appliances give them away and you can usually make a little money to help buy new ones.

Painting is always something that changes a room and can totally transform it. Pick a paint color that goes with your theme. Make sure it matches your cabinets, counters, and floors.

When doing a kitchen remodel, you don't always have to buy new cabinets. Most of the time your old ones work wonderfully and just need to be refinished, painted, or have new hardware put on. If you just replace the hardware on the cabinets it can make them look brand new and really updated.

If you want a tile backsplash or already have a tile backsplash that isn't the color you want, you can always paint the tiles. It is hard work but you can actually paint over tile that you have already and create something that looks brand new but is actually older, just refinished. You can also paint the backsplashes a different color than the walls, just make sure it matches with your theme.

When picking out a countertop, pick something that is functional but also what you want. Granite is one of the best materials right now, but there is also laminate, cement, and tile. Granite and cement of course will last longer, but they are also expensive. Think about what your needs are and if you can afford a better material. Remember the better materials will last longer so you won't have to replace them as often but you will also have to make sure that the style you pick remains in style.

When you decide what to do about floors you have to make sure that it will make the rest of the house. When you have hard wood floors in your kitchen, they can easily get warped. If your dishwasher breaks or you spill something on the floor, you have to make sure that you clean it up right away. Tile is always a good idea because it is durable and won't get harmed if wet. There are several different types and styles to choose from too so it can go with any theme. If you choose laminate, it is cheap but also get dirty extremely easily and isn't as durable. It can also get warped if wet too long or not installed correctly. Never put carpet in a kitchen.

When you remodel your kitchen, make sure that you are doing things that are going to make you happy and that will create your dream kitchen. You don't have to spend $50,000 on a kitchen. Just do a little a time, making sure that you are creating something that will last and not be wasteful.

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