Kitchen Design Features to Consider
The choices available for your kitchen renovation are astounding. There are so many decisions to make. The key is to find something that you like and know you'll like for many years to come - and yes, of course you'll need to consider your budget when making your design decisions.
Kitchen Cabinets- there are 3 basic types of cabinets - melamine, mdf, or wood. You can have metal drawers with a melamine bottom, all melamine or particle wood drawers, or can deceide on solid wood drawers with dove tail connections. be sure to go to a kitchen place or have samples brough tto you so you can see and feel the difference.
Kitchen Counter tops - starting with Laminate counters and if you are looking for a more upgraded feel consider solid surface - quartz, granite, etc.
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Sink and Faucet - size and finish. type. A double sink, or one large sink? Chrome, Nickel, Satin, Oil rubbed bronze ... Try to pull in the colour of your cabinet door handles when selecting your facuet(s)
Type of flooring - tile, marble, hardwood, vinyl. Working with a desinger really helps to pull in all of the design elements so that everything in your kitchen goes together.
Kitchen Appliances - many prices to choose from. Its important to consider the size of the appliances, then see what is available in both features, finishes as well as budget.
Lighting - Its very helpful to have many differnet types of lighting for your kitchen - Task lighting for when you are cooking, mood lighting for when you are entertaining guests, cabinet lighting to showcase your glass wares.
Quality of Cabinets - when choosing your cabinets you'll need to consider materials. They all come in differenyt price points. Lower end cabinets including installation can start at $370 per linear foot of cabinets and go to $550 per linear foot for plywood boxes and stained wood or painted door fronts.
Type of kitchen counter tops - the most basic is a laminate counter starting at $15-$20 per square foot of counter to quartz or granite which starts at $55 per square foot. Depending on the look and functionality you desire you can also explore butcher block counters, concrete counters or many other types of solid surface options
Appliances - stove fridge, and microwave are your basic starting points. You can add a dishwahser, mini firdge (wine fridge), built-in coffee maker, bult in ovens, Generally your base price will start at $5000.
When everything is added together and depending on the size of your ktichen - to renovate your entire kitchen, wiht new appliance will start at approx $25,000. This will depend on the size of your kitchen, as well as the scope of work and the materials used. Its like the old saying "how long is a peice of string"?