From new cabinets, countertops and flooring to a pretty backsplash, appliances, lighting and other small items, a kitchen remodel can be as small or big as your imagination and budget allow. What you wanted to change about your old kitchen: It wasn’t terrible because we’ve only lived in our home for eight years but there were a few things that hadn’t been done when we moved in. We wanted something clean, fresh, and bright, with enough countertop space so that we could cook and the kids could help a little bit.
The best way to be prepared for a home remodel is to have a clear vision for what you want and do not want and a general understanding about the project itself so that you’ll waste as little time as possible when you meet with your architect or builder.
Check references of any contractors you plan to use, and make sure the contracts spell out who is responsible for buying materials, exactly what materials the contractor is supplying (down to brand and model number) and what the cost will be if you make changes during the job.
When thinking about the average kitchen remodel cost in Maryland, not many homeowners give much thought to a backsplash But having one in place can help keep the wall right above the stove safe from staining, which will save you from potential cleaning frustration and future repairs.
To improve air circulation and get more counter space, have a pass-through put into the wall between the kitchen and dining room with a countertop surface to set things on. Another option is removing a wall or partial wall completely and adding a cupboard with a countertop.