Kitchen Remodels- Dos and Don’ts for your Oklahoma Home
It’s that time, remodel your kitchen time. More and more we are seeing how fulfilling and cost efficient it can be to do the work yourself when it comes to remodeling. Plus, that means you get to do the fun stuff like shop for your remodel. Kitchens are often the center point of the home. We spend a lot of valuable time in them. Therefore, it becomes a first try at “do it yourself” remodeling. However, if you are considering taking on this task, know some long term results of your choices. What may seem like a good deal can often become a mistake when it starts coming apart…like your counters! Here is some expert advice on your kitchen when it comes to choosing materials for your Tulsa home.
Laminate Counters- worth it or not?
While laminate has become popular for many reasons such as, that is looks real, is easy to install, and is super cost friendly. There are a lot of cheap laminate options out there. Cheap in quality laminate such as laminate that is composed of plastic, but may look nice in the store or online. It can scratch easily, chip away, or even start delaminating from the counter itself. If you really can only afford laminate, be sure and choose a higher quality laminate and do your research. There are lots of options out there for budget wise remodelers!
Vinyl Flooring- does it look like what is costs?
Just as the laminate counters, vinyl wooden flooring is very in demand. For investors who flip houses for sale or for rent who are trying to set a presentation, these work great. But remember, this is your house and your floors. You must walk on them every day and they are very important. Cheap vinyl floors will prove to be poor in quality over time. They can peel up easily, chip away and lose their value easily. They are usually very thin. Pets and kids can really do a number on them. Look into Luxury Vinyl Tile as an upgraded, yet reasonable option.
Backsplash- to be trendy or not to be trendy?
The question you must ask yourselves here is, how long can you see yourself enjoying what’s trending for kitchen backsplash? Backsplash has become DIY friendly, even though it can be tedious. Keep in mind that it will take effort and cost so it is not something you will want to re-do every few years when the look is out.
Flat paint can be very appealing. It is beautiful and looks classy in places like your kitchen. However, it really is not that kitchen friendly. It is a delicate paint not to be messed with. In an area that will get messy, it will suffer. High gloss or semi-gloss paints are the best options for the wear and tear of your kitchen walls.
This Kitchen Remodels information is brought to you by: Tom and Bev Herring, buying and selling Tulsa Real Estate, Broken Arrow Real Estate, Jenks Real Estate, Bixby Real Estate and Owasso Real Estate as well as Keystone Lake Real Estate, Berryhill and Sand Springs Real Estate.