Updating a Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. And so many of us are living in an outdated, dysfunctional kitchen! Nothing spruces up the place like an updated kitchen. Not only does it add to your resale value, but it makes for a wonderful gift to yourself! Enjoy the space you're in - you deserve it!

The Essentials of an Updated Kitchen

Cabinets and countertops make the biggest statement and should be the major items for which you budget. Don't be intimidated by the idea of this expense. Many options exist that are cost effective and aesthetically beautiful. As an experienced contractor, we will work with you to get the best bang for your buck.

Custom cabinets are the most sought after feature in a kitchen. When you choose to customize your cabinetry, you are making a wise investment. The custom look is unique and virtually speaks for itself. From door styles to moulding, every detail really pops. New kitchen cabinets come with a nook and cranny for every appliance and utensil. They truly bring a whole new look to your room, and their functionality is worth every penny.

But, even if you don't have it in your budget for a total cabinet re-do, you can still "change the face" of your current ones. You have the option of simply replacing the doors. Or perhaps you'd just like to add some moulding to crown the top. These simple changes can make a big impact.

Just like cabinets, you have many countertop choices as well. High-end granite or other natural stones are wildly popular and make for a striking statement. Concrete tops are really starting to make a name for themselves, too. But, if the price tag with these bold features makes you cringe, don't worry! Alternatives, like laminate, have come a long way! Color and pattern choices are endless, and they're durable.

 

All the Little Details

So you've tackled the two big elements of your kitchen, now what? We help you make all those little decisions - from lighting, to hardware, to sinks and faucets. We find options that are within your budget and help you decide what look works for you. It's the details that will add the flare to your new kitchen.

Don't Forget about Appliances!

Though they are big-ticket items, it's important to have functional and safe appliances. If it's been a while since you've replaced your stove (decades for some of you), then now is a good time to consider an upgrade.

And even though it's not necessary, matching appliances really tie a custom kitchen together. A white refrigerator, with a black dishwasher, next to a stainless steel oven does lack continuity. Don't tell yourself that everything has to be stainless steel in order to be up-to-date. That's simply not the case. Appliance styles are a personal choice. Go with the colors and finishes that work for you and your budget.

Enjoying the New Kitchen

Harris Renovations specializes in kitchens. We can make your vision a reality, and we can even help you create that vision. When it's all done, you might find yourself spending even MORE time in the kitchen than ever before.

Wendy Harris

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