instant-gratification era, instant makeovers - from week-long juice diets to
weekend home renovations - are a top trend. And according to Yahoo! Homes, so
are instant kitchen updates achieved by refacing cabinets.
no wonder. Women spend a third of their household activity time in the kitchen,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which means there is plenty of
time to daydream about a new kitchen while making and sharing meals. With so
much time spent in the kitchen though, who has the luxury of going kitchen-less
for weeks on end as they wait through an entire gut and remodel?
Home Depot surveyed customers who had recently renovated their kitchens and
found that almost all customers were motivated by the desire for a new, more
modern aesthetic. Several remodeling options deliver a new look in no time, by
simply updating the existing cabinets. Current kitchen cabinet doors and drawer
fronts can be refinished through a sanding process or the wood can be renewed
through a restorative process that brings out the original brilliance and
is a more bold option, if you are happy with the layout of your current kitchen
but are tired of a dated look with worn cabinets, doors and drawers. Doors,
hardware and shelves are all replaced and the cabinet shells are completely
refinished through the refacing process to create an entirely new look.
kitchen cabinets gives a homeowner the opportunity to add organizational
enhancements and revamp additional surfaces, such as counters and backsplashes,
for a space that is more contemporary and personalized to match a homeowner's
unique kitchen habits," explains Douglas Spiron of Home Depot Interiors.
a dream kitchen
your kitchen cabinet refacing project by creating a wish list of material
attributes. For example, if your household includes children and pets, consider
Rigid Thermofoil doors to safeguard against denting and for an easy-to-clean
surface. To ensure that your space will remain visually cohesive in years to
come, it is important to take into account your future plans for new
appliances, fixtures, paint colors, counters and backsplashes.
the most out of the refacing process, consider optimizing your kitchen space.
Handy zones for the most frequently used utensils should be established. Items
should be grouped together based on purpose and in close proximity to
stationary items. Add order to every area with drawer dividers, roll-out
shelves and customized organizational elements.
you have identified areas for improvement, it is time to turn your dreams into
design plans. A new vision for this hardworking room should take into account
both your home's style and your personal style. The adjacent room's color
palette, the amount of natural light in the space and what is seen first when
entering the kitchen are important factors, in addition to stylistic
preferences. This is the time to gather inspiration from favorite bloggers,
friends and current trends.
Fishburne, director of trend and design for The Home Depot, shares the most
popular cabinet trend right now. "Recessed doors continue to dominate the
kitchen market, because the design is universal and fits in any home style -
from Classic or Cottage to Arts and Craft and Modern homes. Homeowners feel
more comfortable installing a universal style that will have longevity."
The National Kitchen and Bath Association also points out that darker wood
finishes have grown more popular over the past two years.
begin the kitchen transformation process, visit www.homedepot.com; get inspired
by the possibilities at The Apron blog. Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a
part of Carr Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in
expert in real estate. Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home
sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal
and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America. For more
information feel free to contact heror call 303-908-9584.
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