Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
Kitchen remodeling is one of the most common projects in home improvement. The kitchen is the soul of a home, its purpose to gather family and friends together oversee discussions and debates and the place of celebratory meals; a room that offers warmth and delicious aromas. Kitchens are not only intended to be functional these days, but stylish and creative designs are also expected.
Making a decision to remodel can convert an old fashioned, dated kitchen into the showpiece of your home. The method of how to change the design will depend on your lifestyle and budget. A brand new kitchen is the ultimate dream, but for many the option of having a whole new kitchen installed can be just that, a dream.
Kitchen cabinets on any budget generally come in three types: stock, semi-stock and custom. In each of these styles, there are variables such as drawer quality, construction, wood type, and finish. And that means that you can find high value in even the least expensive stock cabinets. You just have to know what to look for!
Stock cabinets are available in most home improvement stores and in more decorating styles than ever. They usually don’t have to be ordered, but are available on the premises. Stock base cabinets are 34 1/2″ high and 24.5″ deep. Upper or wall cabinets come 30″ and 36″ high and 12″ deep.
To find value: Wait for seasonal sales for discounts on stock. To customize, you can add crown molding yourself to create a higher-end look.
Semi-stock cabinets are ordered at your home improvement center through a kitchen designer. They usually take about a month or more to arrive, so you have to plan ahead. These cabinets come in the same standard sizes as stock cabinets, but with the option to increase the width by 3″ increments. Any odd sized space can be covered with a filler piece so it blends perfectly with the rest of the cabinets. They have solid wood fronts and are usually of a higher-quality plywood side construction. Additional customizable pieces such as plate racks, pantries and spice racks can be custom ordered. Kitchen remodeling is money well spent.