Years ago, the top-mount sink, also called drop-in or self-rimming sink, was the most common sink type found in residential kitchens. Drop-ins were popular because they were practical, relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to install - even if for a DIYer. Tastes have changed in recent years. Homeowners rarely purchase drop-in models for their kitchen renovations. In this article, we'll talk about the most popular sinks being installed in kitchens around Connecticut. It can be tough to pick the right one - especially if you're a new homeowner with little experience choosing new kitchen features. We'll go over their pros, cons and costs, so you can decide which type of sink is right for your home.
Of all the surfaces in the kitchen, countertops are the most beautiful. They come in many patterns and colors and are made from a variety of materials. The right countertops should be beautiful but functional, timeless but stylish, cost-effective, and high-value. It's no wonder some homeowners spend days or weeks agonizing over the right countertop material for their kitchen remodel.
See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
Of all the places you can think of remodeling, the kitchen happens to be one of the most expensive rooms. Not only do you have to focus on fixtures that will ensure a perfect workflow, but you also have to factor in the right appliances that will blend in with your design. These expenses will quickly accumulate if you finish the kitchen remodeling only to find out you need to redo the process. For instance, it can be frustrating to choose your kitchen appliances once you finish remodeling, as this means you probably did not factor in size and location.
Kitchen islands have been a popular kitchen decoration for so many years that in some homes, islands have started to show their age. Kitchen islands are still a great feature that make cooking and entertaining easier, and even old ones have a lot of value to offer. What most older kitchen islands need is an upgrade, like a new countertop, new sink, or refinished cabinets. What's right for your kitchen cabinets depends a lot on your personal tastes and what about your kitchen cabinet bothers you the most.
What is the difference between the design of a commercial kitchen and your own personal kitchen? With a commercial kitchen, the design is about functionality and size to accommodate more foot traffic. A home kitchen is more about style and how well it blends with the house. Furthermore, a commercial kitchen has to be much more sanitary and cost-effective than a personal kitchen.
If you've read the Litchfield Builders blog before, you've probably heard about our kitchen bump-outs. A bump-out is an easy way to add extra space to your kitchen. You can do a lot with this extra space too! Unlike other additions that would require your contractor to alter the foundation of your home, a kitchen bump-out can be built on your existing foundation.
Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of hard work, decision making, and planning. Not only do you have to figure out a layout with your available space, but you also have to decide on every element that makes up your new kitchen. From new cabinets, a kitchen island, and appliances, there’s no lack of important choices that can make or break your remodel plans.
The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. This explains why kitchens through the ages continue to change and evolve. From the earliest signs of cooking found in the caves of South Africa to the modern smart kitchens of today, the kitchen has come a long way. And why wouldn't it? People continue to find better and newer ways to improve one of humanity's oldest traditions.
For most homeowners, periodic kitchen remodels are a necessity. If you want to maintain energy efficiency while also ensuring that your kitchen is as functional and beautiful as possible, you will probably find yourself remodeling your kitchen every 15 or 20 years.
2020 is here. Will you be remodeling your kitchen? If so, this is the perfect time to research which kitchen trends you can expect to encounter when the time comes. In recent years, materials people install in their kitchen have changed. Where once was granite, now is quartz. Where once was stainless steel, now is oil rubbed bronze. Changes like these are often for the better, and keeping up to date can help you decide what to include in your kitchen remodel. Here are the 2020 kitchen remodel trends you need to keep an eye out for.