Kitchen countertops are one of the most important components in any custom design – both in form and function. The material you choose, however, is often based on your budgetary constraints. There is a range of materials at various price points, and all of them can be utilized to suit your needs without breaking the bank. For example, if you favor the look of stone, but it is out of your price range, a few good alternatives – such as granite tile or a large granite slab – that will do the job with a similar aesthetic.
At ADB Room Additions we can help you with suggestions about the best alternative materials to fit both your style and your budget.
Another key design element is lighting. Light fixtures not only serve an essential function; it can also accentuate your kitchen elements and overall ambiance of the space. For instance, a dim lighting scheme can create a relaxing space for lounging or dining, while bright lights can be utilized in the food prep area. No matter your preferences, make sure your lighting fits your use as well as your style.
Make sure you keep your eyes peeled to what others have done in their own kitchen remodels and found successful. Also, establish your budget and keep it in mind before you meet with your contractor. He or she will have good ideas about what your best material and hardware choices are that can be narrowed down based on your budget. Just keep in mind, this is your dream custom kitchen, so while expense is certainly a factor in many elements, spend enough money so you are satisfied with the materials used, appliances installed and overall design and function of your kitchen space.