Kitchen renovations are often complex projects, even when the budget is not astronomical, or the owner just wants small changes. Perhaps, you already know what you want to renovate in your kitchen and you’re working on choosing the materials and finishes. Having so many options is bliss, but it can quickly become a stressful chore when it comes to your own kitchen, space which you will use intensely for many years to come. Let’s see how to choose the kitchen renovation materials to reflect your style and meet your particular needs.
How you use your kitchen should influence the materials chosen
Will you host frequent dinner parties with a lot of home-cooking? Is it a space where you just make your coffee and heat up ordered food? Is the kitchen part of the living area or is it a space on its own?
This will help you choose materials based on the kitchen-living area’s general style and personality, and how intensely you will use them.
What’s your kitchen renovation budget?
Set a certain budget for your project and add an amount for unexpected expenses as well. Always refer to your budget limit, in every step of choosing the materials.
When it comes to kitchen cabinets, wood would be the preferred option for most homeowners. Some of the wood essences preferred for kitchen renovations are:
- Red maple
Besides wood, high-end laminate or Thermofoil are also increasing in popularity, offering more affordable options for custom kitchens.
Since this is where your cooking and preparing will happen, you want your kitchen countertops to be highly functional and easy to maintain. Before you have your heart set on a certain style, learning more about each material can be highly beneficial to avoid buyer’s remorse.
- Natural stone (granite, marble, quartz) can be expensive, but very durable
- Laminate (for budget-friendly kitchen renovations)
- Stainless steel is going to give your kitchen a professional look
- There are also other, more custom materials, like sealed wood products that can be used for countertops
Backsplashes & tile
Kitchen backsplashes have the role of protecting the walls above the countertops from splashes, heat, spills, etc. So, the materials should be water and heat resistant, and easy to clean:
- Stainless steel
- Quartz, marble, granite
Are you looking for the perfect combo of materials for your kitchen renovation project? Dash Builders can give experienced advice and provide installation and other services. We make a perfect consultation partner for all kitchen renovation and interior design projects. Work with our team that can do it all – design-build from concept to completion! All you have to do is tell us what your dream kitchen looks like!