Empty Nesters who were considering downsizing, opted to stay and upgrade their home instead because they loved their location.
They decided instead to give their colonial a new look by updating the kitchen (keeping resale in mind).
They wanted to get the most for their remodeling dollars, so they had to decide what was worth the splurge and where they could save money. They learned that when it comes to kitchen remodeling, you can get the magazine look without breaking the bank.
They knew how they wanted the kitchen to look as far as light and color. But, to save money, they decided to keep most of their cabinetry.
But to get the kitchen they wanted, they removed some of the cabinets and refinished the cabinets with the lighter finish they had been looking at. The cabinet refinishing only took 3 days. For two of the cabinets they had the doors replaced with glass doors.
They also added a kitchen island of the same color.
One of the keys to saving on a kitchen remodel is to keep the existing cabinetry, spending money on countertops and hardware, and lighting.
They also splurged on an iridescent backsplash. Backsplashes give kitchens a high-end look at a variety of price points.
Getting started on building the kitchen of your dreams within a budget requires research, contact Kenneth C Lewis for details.
Excerpts Democrat and Chronicle