There is no shortage of decisions to make when it comes to making changes in your kitchen. It may be time for a clean slate if your kitchen is old and dated: take everything out, and start over. This can be costly and is a big job that can be costly and sometimes, making some small renovations will do the trick. How do you know when to gut-it-all or upgrade? Here are some tips on deciding which course of action to take from Ridgewater Homes.

Gut – layout change

Have a kitchen with an awkward layout? Have you always dreamed of an open concept kitchen? This project will require everything to be taken out of the space and moved. While this is a big project, it can have many benefits. In the future, a functional kitchen will appeal to buyers, and increase the value of your home. This can include different major projects such as moving plumbing, taking down walls, or beam installation. Nonetheless, if it suits your needs and has long-term benefits, it could be the right choice.

Renovate – cosmetic changes

If the layout isn’t a huge problem for you and your family, stray away from gutting the kitchen. There are easier ways to change how your kitchen looks for a lower cost. This can include cosmetic changes such as changing out the countertops, replacing or painting cabinet doors, new appliances, and other features. If you want a new look, it isn’t always necessary to go all out.

Gut – problems behind the walls

You can’t see what’s behind the walls. If a problem arises that requires pieces of your kitchen to be taken out, it may be easier to replace them altogether. For example, if there are issues with plumbing and water damage is caused in your cabinets, it’s better to replace the cabinets. They can warp or mold, depending on the material.

Renovate – small damages

Finding a little problem here, or a crack there doesn’t mean that the kitchen needs to be entirely removed. It’s important to work with what you have in your home. There are simple fixes to different problems and your general contractor can help you determine the best course of action. For example, dated cabinets can be sanded and stained or painted for a new look. Change backsplash tile that may have cracks. Get new hardware for cabinets for a simple upgrade. Talk to Ridgewater Homes for your options.

Who is Ridgewater Homes

Ridgewater Homes is the company that you can trust for your custom build, home renovation, heritage restoration or commercial. Our focus is complete customer satisfaction. At Ridgewater Homes, we are passionate about the services we provide to our customers. Ridgewater Homes cares just as much about what goes into our customer’s homes, as what we would put into our own. Our company has been operating for over 10 years with the goal of delivering the highest quality work and customer service.

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