Did you know that when you’re having your kitchen renovated, there are many choices that need to be made? However, there are three crucial choices that you should decide upon during the planning phase, well before construction starts. In essence, you need to pick what kind of flooring you want, what types of cabinets should be installed, and the countertops that will work and look best in your new kitchen. There are a great deal of options that currently exist, so you can achieve the exact design that fits in best with your tastes, style, home and of course your budget. Let’s begin with the flooring in your kitchen.
Tile is the standard flooring in most kitchens and for a good reason. It’s probably the best overall choice for a kitchen floor. There are an all but endless amount of colors and design styles to choose from. There are also a wide variety of tile materials such as ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. Vinyl flooring has come a long way in recent years, and is a less expensive option compared to tile flooring. Vinyl is also durable, resistant to both mildew and mold, and is also waterproof. The next item that you need to decide on is the kitchen cabinets.
Custom cabinets are the best choice if they work within your budget. This is due to the fact that they are the best quality, and make a statement. In essence, custom cabinets are like fine furniture. The next best choice is semi-custom cabinets made of solid hardwood. They will last for a long time, and you’ll also get to choose some of the elements of how they look and function. You should also consider painted cabinets. Believe it or not, they are twice as popular as stained kitchen cabinets in the current day and age.
Last but certainly not least, you need to pick your kitchen countertops. There are a great deal of options for you to choose from in this category depending on your style and budget. Quartz kitchen countertops are the preferred choice of homeowners if your budget allows for them. They have even passed granite in recent years. The non-porous nature of quartz countertops means both bacteria and germs cannot grow on them. They’re also heat-resistant, stain proof and scratch resistant, which makes quartz the perfect choice in the kitchen.
Solid surface kitchen countertops are a less costly choice over quartz and granite. They have a seamless installation and are uniform in color. Laminate kitchen countertops is by far the most budget-friendly choice. There’s a wide variety of choices when it comes to color choices. In addition, laminate works well under typical conditions. However, they are not heat resistant and tend to scratch easily.
For more information about the best kitchen flooring, cabinets and countertops for your remodel, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.