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Get Ready to Nail Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is truly the heart of your home. Unless you've just built or moved into a home with your dream kitchen already completed, it's likely the space could use a little work to bring it up to snuff. Perhaps you've moved into a new build and the room is a little too cookie-cutter for you, or maybe you've been in your home for a while and need a change. There are many reasons to start a kitchen remodel in Boulder.

Remodeling your kitchen is a big job and it’s sometimes difficult to get started — much less finish. Don’t worry. With the right team, proper organization, and expert knowledge, your kitchen remodel will be an enjoyable project that gives you fantastic results.

Use these kitchen remodeling ideas, prepared by the experts at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie, to nail your kitchen remodel. Your new space will be the envy of your friends and family, and we guarantee you'll be excited to get out of bed each morning and enjoy your first cup of Joe.

1. Consider Your Budget

When it comes to any renovation project, remodeling costs can really stack up if you haven't put some thought into your budget. We believe beautiful kitchen remodel plans can be created for any budget. From a major remodel to a few choice changes, you can breathe life into your space. What's important is that you settle on a budget that works for you.

Then, take a good hard look at your space. Changes like modifying the floor plan will increase the overall project cost. But making changes to the current room can have just as much impact and be more budget friendly.

2. Research Ideas

Once you've established a realistic budget and made a list of the changes you want to make, it's time to do some research. Having a clear idea of what you want will be useful to keep you and your family on the same page, and to be able to communicate your vision to your contractor. Research will help your kitchen remodel stay on track and ensure you get the aesthetic you were looking for.

Where to Find Design Ideas:

  • Look at photos on Pinterest and make a Pinterest board of styles you like

  • Create an Instagram Saves of photos you like

  • Print-off photos you find online and save them in a folder

  • Cut-out images that inspire you from your favorite magazines and make a mood board

3. Fresh Coat of Paint

One of the easiest ways to transform any space is with a new paint color. While you can hire a professional painter to do this for you, it's also an easy DIY project. This is your opportunity to put your own stamp on your kitchen remodel!

Our Pro Painting Tips:

  • If you're thinking of selling within the next five years, you might want to consider using neutral tones to make it easier to sell your home. Good colors are gray, beige and eggshell.

  • Incorporate color using a feature wall, perhaps the wall adjacent to your kitchen table.

  • Don't forget your trim! Painting trim and crown molding helps tie the space together.

  • Use the color wheel to match complementary tones.

4. Kitchen Cabinets: Refacing, Painting & Finishing

Your kitchen cabinets take up the majority of the real estate in the space, so updating your current cabinetry can completely transform the space without breaking the bank. If the cabinet interiors are in good condition, you can avoid replacing them—while still updating their appearance. Discover our budget-friendly fixes below.

Refinishing:

Are your cabinet doors solid wood? Then you could refinish them, so they look good as new. This simple process involves removing the doors, sanding them down, covering in a stain of your choice and following-up with a coat of varnish. It's important to note that only solid wood can be stained.

Painting:

If your cabinets aren't wood (or even if they are) painting is a great option to revitalize their appearance. A range of cabinet materials can be painted—including wood, engineered wood and even vinyl. While neutral colors are always a safe option, why not experiment with color?

Cabinet Refacing:

This project has to do with replacing all your cabinet doors. It's a great option if you want to replace synthetic doors with wood, or if painting and staining is not up your alley.

Custom Cabinets:

While this remodel option is a higher investment, custom cabinets give you the freedom to create your ideal storage space. If you’ve got specific storage problems, we’ve got a custom solution. Many of our skilled technicians are also master carpenters, and we can bring your unique vision to life!

5. Update Your Kitchen Backsplash

The focal point in many kitchen remodel plans is the backsplash. It's a part of the space that gets a lot of use, so it tends to become a bit dingy over time. Also, tile trends change over time, so the backsplash you had five years ago might look outdated today. By updating the backsplash, or even just getting tile repairs, you can completely transform the aesthetic of your space—and the options are nearly endless. While porcelain and ceramic offer the most diverse range of styles and colors, why not treat yourself to a touch of luxury with glass tile?

6. Improve Light Fixtures

Lighting is one of the most important — and overlooked — aspects of a kitchen remodel plan. Even a beautifully renovated room will look dim and outdated if it's not adequately lighted. But how to achieve that stunning light? Most interior designers layer three kinds of lighting:

  • Ambient Lighting: The main light source, this usually takes the form of an overhead lamp or chandelier.

  • Accent Lighting: Softens overhead lighting. An example could be lights under your cabinets or a nearby lamp.

  • Task Lighting: Illuminates an area dedicated to a specific task. For example, the light above your stove is task lighting.

7. Replace Outdated Appliances

Nothing dates a kitchen like old appliances. Aside from broken appliances, how do you know it's time to replace them? A good rule of thumb is that if your appliances are more than 10 or 15 years old, it's time to update them. Not only will your fridge or dishwasher break down as it ages, but there are so many improvements on modern appliances that can greatly improve your quality of life—especially if you love to cook. For instance, most modern ovens have warming drawers that are essential for proofing bread.

8. Invest in Quality

Finishing touches make all the difference in a kitchen remodel—and it's easy to tell quality fixtures from low-cost options. To elevate your kitchen remodel plan, consider investing in a high-quality kitchen faucet, or a stunning farmhouse sink to add those high-end touches.

Nail Your Kitchen Remodel with Help from Our Handyman Pros!

Whether you're planning a massive overhaul or a minor kitchen remodel, Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield and Erie is here to help! Our technicians have years of experience completing a wide range of jobs—from tile installation to building custom cabinets.

Not only are we recognized for our superior workmanship and home remodeling skills, but also for our dedication to customer service. We've helped countless homeowners bring their dream kitchens to life throughout the Boulder area, including in Superior, Broomfield, and Erie.

To book an appointment today, we invite you to call our friendly office staff at 303-647-9132.