ct kitchen, kitchen remodelingThe kitchen is quite possibly the most important room in your home. It is the room where your family gathers for meals and socializing. A tired and run-down kitchen is less than welcoming, and deserves the attention and care of experienced kitchen remodelers. Kitchen remodels are one of the few types of home improvement that actually increase the value of a Connecticut home. A kitchen remodel is a big deal'not something to be approached rashly. So before you even visit a showroom or meet with a pro, read our expert advice on creating the cook space you've always coveted.

Countertops

A stainless steel countertop may look surprisingly good in the midst of otherwise old-fashioned country decor. It was made to resist staining and tarnishing, and stainless steel is one of the few surfaces on which you can put shrieking hot pots and pans without worry. It's easy to clean and sometimes only needs a microfiber cloth to restore the surface to its usual gleam. Granite is also a very popular choice due to its look and durability. There are a variety of available colors when choosing a granite countertop. Be sure to choose something that fits the flow of the rest of your kitchen remodeling choices.

Islands & Peninsulas

Revamp the center of your kitchen by changing its color, installing a new material or adding new design details. Switching countertop materials is a great way to splurge on a refreshed kitchen while not having to change the kitchen's structure. Putting corbels under the breakfast bar can add dimension and extra design to the island while staying on budget. If you're tight on space and don't have an island, purchase a small, wheel-away island with a butcher block top that can be brought out during cooking hours and stowed away during dining and entertaining

Skylights

Ample lighting is an important aspect of good room design. Skylights add valuable natural light for performing household tasks or simply enjoying a good book under soft, unfiltered light. Making your home a happier and more comfortable place is the best reason for beginning a home improvement project, but there are also many practical reasons to consider installing a skylight. Skylights improve energy efficiency and ventilation, provide more and better lighting, and reduce strain on your eyes.

Paint the cabinets and replace the hardware

Your biggest expense will be replacing kitchen cabinetry. It can run anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000 to replace the cabinetry. If you really want to save some money, paint the cabinets a nice neutral color and buy updated hardware such as brushed nickel with a sleek, modern style. You'll be surprised at what this simple job will do for your kitchen.

Stay Within Your Home's Style

Don't try to remodel a 50's ranch-style kitchen into a contemporary cooking space. All homes are built in a certain architectural style. Work with it, not against it! You will be spending too much money and time on a complete overhaul and you will end up with a kitchen that looks like it belongs in someone else's home.

Want More Kitchen Remodeling Tips? Check out one of our older blog posts, Basic Kitchen Remodeling Tips From a CT Contractor!

Fiderio & Sons

If you are beginning the process of a CT kitchen remodel, take advantage of our offer for a free consultation. You can speak to someone about kitchen design CT, and an expert ct home remodeling contractor about what the process will be like. We at Fiderio and Sons are proud of the work we have completed. Our portfolio includes pictures of nine kitchens in Connecticut that we remodeled.