Decide on the Right Type of Kitchen Remodel for You
There are three options when considering a kitchen remodel. They are a cosmetic update, a pull and replace remodel, or a custom renovation.
A cosmetic update is simply a way to freshen up your kitchen space without doing an entire kitchen makeover. This can include replacing countertops or cabinets, or updating lighting. Maybe it's new floors or appliances or adding a backsplash. Or some combination of any of these. Oftentimes a few changes can make a big impact on your overall space. The advantages to a cosmetic update are that they can often be accomplished with a smaller budget in a relatively short period of time with minimal disruption to you and your family.
Pull and Replace Remodel
A pull and replace remodel is pretty much just as it sounds. Everything in the kitchen (cabinets, countertops, appliances, etc.) is updated and replaced in the original configuration. With this type of remodel, no walls are moved or removed and no new design is needed. You can still achieve a brand new look and dramatic transformation with this type of remodel simply by your materials selections. This can be a great way to update a tired and out-of-date kitchen with a floor plan that still works well for you.
Custom Kitchen Renovation
A custom kitchen renovation typically includes replacing all components of the kitchen as well as reconfiguring or expanding the space. Oftentimes with a custom kitchen renovation, walls between adjoining rooms are removed to gain more space. Many times this type of remodel includes an addition or bump out. At a bare minimum, the existing kitchen space is changed to incorporate better flow, two cooks, entertaining space, work space, or whatever is desired. Custom renovations are highly design intensive and often involve a new flow for the entire first floor of your home.
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