The kitchen is a the heart of your home, it’s the one space you can count on to bring everyone together time and time again. If you’ve been living with the same kitchen for the last 10, 15 or even more years then it’s probably time for a kitchen remodeling project. Remodeling your kitchen will allow you to get more enjoyment out of your kitchen or tailor it so that it works best for your family and lifestyle.
Here are a few kitchen remodeling ideas for Fairfax County, Virginia homeowners who are looking to upgrade their kitchen.
Install One or More Kitchen Skylights
Skylights work great for a kitchen and will bathe the room in lots of natural light. A skylight will let the midday sun through when you’re making lunch and if you’re up early enough to see the sunrise you’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty through the skylight as you enjoy your morning coffee. Skylights are usually a multi-day project for most home remodeling contractors. Because you’re essentially cutting a giant hole in the roof of your home, weather is a concern, as well as making sure all flashing and sealants are in place to make sure your skylight doesn’t leak.
Install a Kitchen Island
Kitchen Islands can quickly add some usable storage space to an already cramped kitchen. Never mind the storage space it will add most homeowners (kitchen lovers) are excited about the extra counter space. If you’re like most homeowners kitchen counter space is always prime real estate. Kitchen Islands can be custom built or bought ready-to-go and generally a fairly simple install for most home remodeling contractors. If you want to have plumbing or electric in your Island then the installation can be a little more complicated and even inadvisable if your home is on a concrete slab (very expensive!). A kitchen island is an upgrade that you can have installed on it’s own or as part of a much bigger kitchen makeover, it’s up to you!
New Kitchen Counter Tops
New kitchen counter tops are a great visual upgrade for your kitchen. A common upgrade for homeowners who are looking for quick and affordable visual improvements, especially for resale of the home. Kitchen counter tops come in a variety of materials from the affordable laminate counter tops everyone is familiar to the very luxurious granite and slate materials. Installing new kitchen counter tops into your home can usually be completed within a day or two. Obviously the contractor will need to come out ahead of time and do some accurate measuring to quote you an accurate price.
New Kitchen Flooring
There are many great choices on the market for kitchen flooring. Tile, vinyl, laminate and hardwood are all options that are commonly found in kitchens. One concern with flooring in your kitchen is going to be water intrusion (like an overflowing sink, broken dishwasher or leaky pipe). For this reason laminate and hardwood usually aren’t the best options but people still choose them anyways. Who are we to judge? If you’ve installed new kitchen counter tops then new kitchen flooring makes a great addition as well.
More Kitchen Space
Do you need more space in your kitchen? Do you have a wall that could come down, or an adjoining room/space you aren’t using? Every situation is different but a good home remodeling contractor will be able to offer suggestions on how to achieve this in your home. In some cases it’s as simple as taking down a wall, in others you may have structural or code concerns that come into play. You also always have the option of expanding outward if the kitchen has 1 or 2 exterior walls but this obviously adds to the expense of the project.
Innovative Contracting provides kitchen remodeling services to homeowners throughout the Fairfax County area of Virginia. If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen and would like a Free Estimate then please give us a call today.