Bruzzese Home Improvements has been helping home owners transform their older homes into the home of their dreams for over 50 years! When it comes to experience, quality, affordability and superior customer service, you can’t beat Bruzzese Home Improvement’s reputation. We’d love to add YOU to our list of thousands of happy customers!
Why renovate your kitchen?
When it comes to interior home improvement projects, your kitchen is a great place to start. Whether you’re planning on selling your home or staying in it for the rest of your life, your kitchen is one of the best places to make an investment. Not only is your kitchen the gathering spot for friends and family, it is also one of your home’s biggest selling features. Home owners have reported a return of up to 80% of their kitchen remodeling costs upon the sale of their home. Updating your kitchen with a new design can make your home more inviting for you and your family or for a potential new home buyer. Upgrading your old appliances to newer ones that use less energy will benefit both you and a potential buyer. Changing the layout will also make your kitchen more efficient and an easier place to prepare meals.
We can help you update your kitchen and make it more appealing by making it lighter & brighter (recessed lighting is great to achieve this effect). You may also decide to use lighter colored cabinets to give your kitchen a more open and light feel. A mix of open cabinet space and closed cabinets gives you the flexibility to showcase certain items and hide others. Adding a small work station is handy for many homeowners. We’d be happy to visit with you and offer some ideas while staying with your vision of what your dream kitchen should be!
Kitchen Design Trends:
Today’s kitchen trends include natural stone countertops, eat in areas, and low energy lighting. Granite countertops are extremely popular, as well as Quartz stone type counter tops.
Another kitchen trend with today’s on the go family are kitchen countertop islands where people can grab a quick meal that is near the refrigerator and sink.
Stainless steel appliances are another design trend today. Nearly every homeowner wants a stainless steel refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. The stainless steel evokes a chic and clean look.
In terms of kitchen cabinets, there are constant new trends in cabinet features. Lazy Susans, for example, continue to evolve. Also, many kitchen cabinets now include integrated spice racks and trays that slide out for easy access to cooking ingredients and supplies. Hardwood kitchen cabinets have also become a popular trend. Gone are the days of simple pine, plywood, or metal kitchen cabinets. Homeowners instead want kitchen’s that have effectively beautiful furniture in them.
Kitchen Lighting is extremely important. You need direct work area light as well as indirect lighting. As a result, you should consider installing spot-lights (incandescent or halogen “can” lights) above the kitchen countertops where you expect to do the majority of your food preparation.
You may also want to consider putting hidden recessed fluorescent lights under and even above the upper kitchen cabinets. Indirect lighting should be placed over eating areas.
Kitchen windows provide additional indirect lighting as well as enable airflow. Garden windows are a great choice over the kitchen sink area as they allow lots of light into the kitchen and provide a great area for storing plants and other kitchen accessories.
Kitchen flooring is also very important in planning your new kitchen remodeling project. Kitchen flooring options include vinyl, linoleum, tile, and wood flooring. Prices vary widely. Vinyl/Linoleum are soft on the feet and relatively inexpensive but do not stand the test of time. Tile flooring in the kitchen has increased in popularity, however care has to be given in selecting the right type, size and style of ceramic tile to minimize concerns for scratching and breakage due to frequent dropping of objects. Hardwood floors are also popular in kitchen remodeling projects. Certain wood flooring products, such as cork, can provide the comfort, durability and even sound proofing that are needed in a good kitchen design.
Also, you may want to consider radiant floor heating in the kitchen. This is highly useful when choosing tile flooring.
As you can see, you have lots of options when it comes to renovating your kitchen. Don’t get over whelmed, just call us at 914-576-2572 or send us an email to schedule your free in home consultation. We can help you design your dream kitchen no matter what your budget may be!