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Guide to Revamping Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often one of the most-used rooms in the home, yet many homeowners are dissatisfied with their kitchens’ layouts, fixtures, storage, and appliances. You might be hesitant to do a full kitchen remodel because of the time and cost involved, but there are lots of little things that you can do to make a big difference on any budget. The important thing is to find a balance between form and function by investing in high-quality materials that are visually appealing and suit your style.

Here is a guide to revamping your kitchen with lots of kitchen remodel ideas to help you love this room of the house and make it better suit the needs of your family.

Update Your Kitchen Plumbing

After you’ve set your budget and decided whether you’ll be hiring contractors or doing projects yourself, one of the first steps of a kitchen remodel is to update the plumbing. This is a convenient task to do when walls are already open to solve issues like clogs, low water pressure, or leaks. You can also update your shut-off valves or add a gas line at this stage in the renovation process. Just make sure to have some buckets and towels available for any messes that happen.

Update Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen renovations often include updates to the electrical system and lighting as well to change wiring, add dimmer switches, or add a garbage disposal. You may also need the help of an electrical professional to add countertop receptacles or set up a new oven.

Install New Countertops

A new set of counters can really transform the look of a kitchen when you choose beautiful materials that complement the rest of your room. Countertops come in a variety of materials and price points, but it’s easy to splurge on the high-end ones. Some of the most common materials used are granite, quartz, laminate, concrete, and butcher block.

Choose a Backsplash

The backsplash is one of the most fun parts of the kitchen because you can really play around with color and design here. Classic black and white are always popular, but you can add some fun touches and personality to your kitchen in this area without going overboard or making it feel overwhelming. Aside from typical square or rectangular tiles, you can also find other geometric shapes for backsplashes that add extra character.

Select a New Sink

You also have a lot of sink options available to you with a kitchen remodel, such as top-mount sinks versus under-mount sinks. Then you can decide if you want a single, double, or triple basin for your new sink and if you prefer a circular/oval shape or a rectangular shape.

Choose a New Faucet

When you perfect your new plumbing plan, you can also upgrade your kitchen faucet while working through your kitchen remodel ideas. At Central Plumbing Specialties, we carry single-hole install faucets with pull-down sprays, pull-out sprays, deck mounts, and wall mounts. We also have two or more hole installation faucets with all of these options, plus side sprays. If you enjoy cooking, consider a prep faucet or pot-filler faucet so you can easily fill pans with water and clean up after big meals.

Paint the Walls

If you have made any significant changes to the structure of your kitchen, it may necessary to hang new drywall to close up the walls. After that process, it’s time to paint your walls in a hue that suits you. The safest bet is to stick to neutral colors, white, black, and gray in the kitchen. But this is also a fun area of the house where you can experiment with color on one or more walls. If you choose a neutral route, it is possible spruce things up with stylish hardware, artwork, and open-display dishes.

Consider New Flooring

After you’ve finished up with the paint, you can work on your kitchen flooring with popular materials like linoleum, laminate, or hardwood. Other flooring options are ceramic tiles and concrete, and each material has its unique pros and cons.

Install New Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to installing kitchen cabinets, it is very important that they are level so that everything sits inside well and so they don’t come crashing down. Low cabinets work well for easy access to heavy pots and pans, while open shelving plans are trendy and let you use your beautiful dishes as kitchen décor.

Install New Hardware to Drawers and Cabinets

Cabinet knobs and pulls add subtle flair to your other kitchen remodel ideas by incorporating a touch of brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, or pewter to drawers and cabinets. During your kitchen remodel, you can also update the knob or lever on the pantry door and install a new door grip or pull on the entryway door to the kitchen. Other easy updates that you can do yourself for hardware are appliance pulls and switch plates and covers for your kitchen light switches and outlets.

Pay Attention to the Finishing Touches

While it’s easy to pay attention to the large and more costly components of a kitchen remodel project, such as flooring and cabinetry, there is a lot to be said for paying attention to the smaller details and finishing touches that make a kitchen your own. At Central Plumbing Specialties, we offer everything from water dispensers to filtration units, lotion dispensers, side sprayers, garbage disposals, and kitchen accents you’ll love.

Better yet, we have multiple convenient locations throughout New York that sell our plumbing supplies and decorative kitchen fixtures. Stop by one of our showrooms for some kitchen inspiration or to chat with one of our onsite experts about what you’ll need to get the job done right. On our location page, you can even find the location nearest you and email a salesperson at that location before you stop by. We look forward to serving you and helping you create the kitchen of your dreams!

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