Your kitchen is the most utilized room in your house, and therefore also the most important one. Central to most family interaction and consumption, the design of your kitchen should reflect your unique lifestyle.
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Your kitchen is the most utilized room in your house, and therefore also the most important one. Central to most family interaction and consumption, the design of your kitchen should reflect your unique lifestyle. So whether you are planning your new kitchen, or redesigning/remodeling an old one, your kitchen’s design is important not only to you and your family, it is also important to possible future users, such as growing children, aging parents or the next homeowner. There are many ways to approach the design of your kitchen for any of these purposes, but first and foremost, you should take the time to learn and appreciate your own design preferences because once you invest money and time into new kitchen remodeling, it is very difficult to undue the completed project. Secondly, you should consider how your kitchen design will affect your home’s financial value.
The design style of the kitchen area is becoming much more important in today’s changing environment, as more time is being spent at home cooking meals, entertaining friends and spending time with family. Thus, your kitchen should reflect you and your family’s individual tastes, as well as the overall style of the rest of your home. Discovering and combining multiple styles can seem stressful at first; mainly because most people are worried they will make the wrong decision and will be stuck with a regrettable choice, such as a cabinetry style, tile color, or drawer handle. Thus, the key to effective kitchen planning is finding the right balance between careful style consideration and financial decision-making.
One renovation option that families are considering more and more these days is investing in granite countertops. Granite countertops are being installed in kitchens, baths and patios at a rapid pace due not only to its intrinsic and aesthetic value but also for its versatility and durability. Granite countertops also come in over 3,000 colors, each one with individual unique patterns, custom edges, and finishes. When properly installed, sealed, and maintained, granite countertops are virtually scratch, stain and chip resistant. They are great for making cookies, candy, rolling bread dough, and other foods that are best prepared on a cool surface. In addition, granite is heat resistant. So if you forget to grab a heat pad for that pan of lasagna, it won't matter if you set it on your granite countertop. However, it is important to keep in mind that because the only surface that is harder than granite is diamond, granite will dull your knives if you use it as a cutting board. On the other hand, as a financial consideration, granite countertops will add a minimum of 10% to the re-sale value to your home.
Moreover, despite some minor down-sides, granite countertops are making strides in kitchen, bath and patios. They are a beautiful way to add style and personality to your home. So take your time in selecting the granite countertop that will make your kitchen design all that you hoped it would be.