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FAQ For Kitchen Remodels in Keller: Tile and Cabinets

For many homeowners, especially avid cooks, the kitchen is the very best room in the house. It's a highly utilitarian space that sees a lot of use and traffic, so it needs to function according to your unique needs. But because you spend a lot of time there, it should also be suited to your tastes and serve as an attractive, welcoming space for your family.


If you've decided your kitchen needs a little something (or many big somethings) added to help it live up to those lofty ideals, you probably have some questions about the remodel process. Whether you're planning a major remodel to get your dream kitchen or you just want to make a few changes and tweaks to what you already have, there are a lot of factors to consider.

This guide is focused on some of the most frequently asked questions about two key parts of your kitchen: tile and cabinets. We hope these answers from Mr. Handyman of Keller, Flower Mound, and Alliance will give you the information and inspiration needed to plan your perfect modern kitchen project.

Is Tile in Kitchens Outdated?

The short answer is absolutely not! The long answer is that tile will always be in style because there's such a wide range of colors, sizes, shapes, textures, and configurations to choose from—however, there are some specific types of tile installations that are indeed quite outdated. For example, tile on countertops is an outdated trend that hopefully won't be coming back in style. It makes for an aggravating work surface and isn't the most sanitary countertop option due to the grout lines. That being said, tile on kitchen floors and backsplashes is still very much in style because of its beauty, durability, and protective qualities.

Which Type of Tile is Best for Kitchen Flooring?

That depends on a few factors. Before you choose a tile for your kitchen floor, you should consider the pros and cons of various types. Our tile experts are very experienced with all types of installations, so if you need advice, don't hesitate to contact Mr. Handyman.

Ceramic or porcelain are the most obvious and popular choices, because they're durable, relatively inexpensive, and can stand up to a lot of abuse in high-traffic areas. They come in hundreds of styles and can mimic the look of other materials. They're actually both made of the same material, but porcelain has a different manufacturing process that makes it even more durable and water resistant—but also generally a bit more expensive—than ceramic.

Stone tiles such as slate or travertine are natural materials that are strikingly beautiful and can serve as a conversation piece for the room, but they require regular maintenance such as resealing to keep them looking good, and they're the more expensive option. You may be willing to do a little extra work in exchange for natural charm and beauty, but it's good to be honest with yourself about how much maintenance you're willing to put in.

What About Tile for Backsplashes?

When it comes to wall tiles, such as kitchen backsplashes, the options open up a little more because you don't need to worry as much about durability. That's why a glass tile backsplash is such a popular choice—understandably, they're much too delicate for the floor, but their translucent beauty and wide array of color options can really enhance the look of your kitchen. A mosaic tile backsplash made with tiny mosaic tiles set in a pattern is also a good choice to add visual interest and a bit of color to the wall.

Should I Replace My Cabinets or Just Reface Them?

When you want to change or improve your cabinets, then you may want kitchen cabinet refacing or a full, custom cabinet replacement from a skilled handyman. Refacing means replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts, changing outdoor handles and drawer knobs, and applying new veneers to the visible parts of the exterior cabinet boxes. Replacement means removing the old cabinets entirely and putting in new ones.

If you're happy with the layout of your cabinets, and they're in decent condition, yet you’d like a different look, refacing is a valid way to save some time and money. But, if your cabinet boxes are damaged or you want them in a different location, replacement is a more effective choice. Mr. Handyman's team of carpenters have the skill and experience to design custom cabinets that are flawlessly tailored to your needs and wants.

What's the Most Cost-Effective Way to Change the Look of My Cabinets?

When you have a limited budget and really want to change the look and style of your cabinets, there's a surprisingly simple, cost-effective way to manage it: change out the cabinet hardware. You may be skeptical that those little cabinet door handles and drawer pulls could make much of a difference, but it really is surprising how much they can alter the look of the entire room.

Your handyman can help you find hardware that will match any color palette and style, from rustic to minimalist, and there are some really fun, quirky options available. They don't even have to match each other—you can get an eclectic look by going for different but complementary styles on lower and upper cabinets.

What Color Kitchen Cabinets Never Go Out of Style?

Overall, you shouldn't worry too much about styles and trends because it is, after all, your kitchen so it should suit your tastes. However, choosing timeless colors will ensure that you aren't looking at another remodel a few years down the road, and will also help increase your return on investment for sellers who want to increase property value.

If you're looking for the ultimate classic look that will always be in style, you can't go wrong with white cabinets—whether they're matte or glossy, they'll give your kitchen a fresh, bright look that can be styled many different ways with accessories and appliances that offer a pop of color.

Mr. Handyman is Your Best Choice for Kitchen Remodels in Keller!

From major kitchen remodels to minor improvements in Keller and nearby areas such as Lewisville, Haslet, and Roanoke, the team at Mr. Handyman of Keller, Flower Mound, and Alliance has the hands-on experience needed to get the job done with quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

Give us a call today at 972-627-4793 or request service online to find out more about how we can transform your kitchen cabinets and tile!