You may have found yourself walking around home improvement stores or searching online for ideas for your upcoming kitchen remodel and having no idea where to begin. Or you may have fallen in love with a beautiful flooring option, but then having no clue how to match it to the other materials that you were planning on using. This happens to everyone as they are planning their kitchen remodel, so let us assure you that you are not alone. We hope you find some value in the information we provide today. Call us for a consultation when you’re ready to get the ball rolling.
Cabinets made from plywood are a good choice for every homeowner, because it is a heavy-duty material that will last forever. We recommend that you choose that material over the lesser quality cabinets made from particle board or melamine. If you want a rich, dark look in your kitchen, we recommend cherry wood or mahogany; bamboo can be stained for a more natural look if you’re looking for something more sustainable.
You may want to join the millions of other homeowners and choose granite for your countertop, since it is durable, stain resistant, and easy to care for and keep clean. Granite is available in numerous colors, which makes it a perfect choice, because you can get it to match everything else in your newly remodeled kitchen easily. Quartz is another option that is gaining in popularity because there are more color options than granite. If you are looking for a more industrial feel in your kitchen, we recommend stainless steel or concrete. Concrete counters have improved over the last few years and are even stronger and less porous than in the past.
The backsplash that you choose will make a personal statement in your new kitchen and you literally have thousands of options available to you. Tiles are available in many different materials as well as colors, designs, and shapes. You can mix and match them all to create a one of a kind masterpiece inside your new space.
There are many flooring options for your remodeled kitchen including hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tiles, and concrete. As you can imagine, some are more popular than others and some work better in the kitchen than others. A hardwood floor is only possible in the kitchen if you are the type of person that does not spill a lot of liquids or food onto the floor. If you do, then you may want to consider choosing a laminate instead. Vinyl and tile floors are easy to keep clean and easy to install. Concrete floors are increasing in popularity since they can be finished in many different colors nowadays.
You may need to hang samples up inside your kitchen during the planning process of your remodel, so that you can see how everything will look in the space as well as all together. Your contractor can assist you with the best options that fit into your budget as well. The best piece of advice that we can give is to take your time during the planning process, because if you choose your materials wisely, you will be much happier with your new kitchen.
Call Michael F. Whalen Contracting today at 724-335-8515 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We will discuss your options for kitchen remodeling and offer advice on what we feel is the best course of action. We provide all types of remodeling and home improvement services to homeowners in New Kensington and the surrounding areas.