Are you planning on remodeling your kitchen soon? If so, you probably have begun to realize that there are numerous interior choices involved with remodeling a kitchen. And sometimes, those choices can start to feel very overwhelming and complicated. 

If you are beginning to stress, fear not! Our team at Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz has put our heads together and come up with some ideas to help you remodel your kitchen. Continue reading to learn more. 

CREATE A KITCHEN REMODELING BUDGET

We should reiterate that the best place to begin any remodeling project is to decide on a budget. Knowing what you can and cannot afford will make it easier to figure out what you want to replace. Once you have determined your budget, you can begin to plan out the design and features you would like to incorporate into your kitchen. 

To come up with a reasonable budget, Angie’s List recommends spending no more than 20 percent of the total market value of your home on your kitchen remodel. Additionally, you should take 20 percent of that amount and set it aside for unforeseen expenses that can impact your budget. 

Now, let’s get into some kitchen remodeling ideas!

ADD A FRESH COAT OF PAINT

A fresh coat of paint can transform the look and feel of your kitchen. If you have read our blog, 5 Upgrades That Can Add Value to Your Home, you might remember that paint colors can add or detract value from your home. So, how do you choose the best paint color for your kitchen? First, you need to consider kitchen features such as cabinets, countertops, backsplash and flooring. The paint color should be complementary to these items. Neutral colors, for example, are always a safe and timeless option, and they can be exciting too! Lastly, if you plan on selling a home soon, you may want to consider avoiding brick or raspberry red paint in the kitchen. Zillow found that those colors both hurt the selling price. 

INSTALL NEW COUNTERTOPS

If your kitchen countertops show signs of wear, updating them makes a strong statement, as it transforms your space’s look and feel. There are many countertop options available, and at Bad Lizard, we provide stone slab options suited for every customer. When choosing the right countertop for you, consider your budget and the style you would like for your home. 

One popular kitchen countertop choice is quartz. Quartz is an engineered stone. Its tiny crystals bound with resin reinforce the resilience of the material. Some benefits of quartz are that it is durable, low-maintenance, stain and scratch-resistant and easily cleaned. Also, it is a non-porous material and does not require sealing. Finally, quartz is lighter in weight than other countertop materials, making it a perfect option for more challenging applications. To learn more about our countertops, check out our blog, What Type of Countertop Suits My Home?

REPLACE LIGHTING FIXTURES

No one wants to cook in a dark kitchen. To improve lighting and update the space, why not consider replacing your current kitchen lighting fixtures? While ceiling lights may initially come to mind, Forbes suggests replacing task lighting fixtures (like under-cabinet lighting) to add even more illumination to the kitchen. LED lighting is a perfect option for under-cabinet lighting because it is brighter, emits less heat and lasts longer than incandescent lighting. 

UPDATE THE SINK

If the sink in your kitchen looks a bit outdated, consider swapping it out for a new one during your kitchen remodel. A new sink can provide much-needed style and a functional impact to your space. 

At Bad Lizard, we offer and install workstation sinks. Also known as ledge sinks, workstation sinks include custom accessories that slide back and forth and allow you to smoothly transition from washing and chopping to clean-up without all of the clutter and mess. Workstation sink accessories commonly include cutting boards, colanders, drying racks, roll-up drying racks, bottom grids and drains. Best of all, these custom accessories do not take up additional countertop space. To learn more about workstation sinks, check out our blog, Meet Your New Best Friend in the Kitchen: Workstation Sinks

INCORPORATE BACKSPLASH

A backsplash is a fun way to add a visual element of interest to your kitchen. Incorporating a backsplash into your kitchen is also a functional choice since it helps protect the walls. 

Handcrafted, colorful, rustic ceramic tile is growing in popularity for kitchen designs. Ceramic tile can be used to create backsplashes or cover entire walls. However, if the tile is handcrafted, ceramic tile can be costly. If you want to cut costs, consider using individual pieces as accents in your space instead. To learn more about some emerging design trends, check out our blog, Five Design Trends to Look for in 2021

REMODELING YOUR KITCHEN? CONTACT BAD LIZARD GRANITE & QUARTZ

Undertaking a kitchen remodeling project is a sizable decision, but at Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz, our team wants you to make the best decision possible! And while we do not build out full new kitchens, we believe that having a countertop that works with the rest of the kitchen design is essential. 

If you have any questions about countertops or workstation sinks, please do not hesitate to call us at 304-472-6483 or contact us online. We proudly serve a two-hour radius from Clarksburg, West Virginia. This includes Morgantown, Bridgeport, Buckhannon, Fairmont, Weston, Elkins, Jane Lew and everything in between. 

To provide quality assistance to our clients and eliminate wait times, please keep in mind that all clients must schedule an appointment before visiting our facility. 

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