Many older homes in the Chicagoland area feature older kitchens with outdated cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Remodeling your kitchen, while a significant investment, can greatly increase your home’s resale value, as well as creating an inviting space that can be a focal point for gatherings with family and friends. Some key updates include:
One significant problem that many older kitchens suffer from is the lack of accessible storage. Cabinets and shelves may not be adequately spaced to allow for modern appliances such as stand mixers, food processors, and tall blenders. Also, it may be difficult to access items in the back of the cabinets. Redoing your kitchen to equip it with pull-out storage greatly improves utility and accessibility.
Laminate countertops and some tile countertops do not withstand heat very well. This means that to set items down after taking them out of the oven, you need to use heatproof trivets. Stone or composite countertops, however, can be heatproof and sealed against spills. Not only are they easier to clean, but they are also less likely to be damaged by routine cooking activities.
Many older sinks and faucets are not large enough to accommodate full-sized Dutch ovens and stockpots. In order to properly wash all of your cookware and appliances, you may wish to install an enlarged dual sink with a high, curved faucet. French country sinks, which feature one large basin, are also very popular.
A consultation with the remodeling professionals at Casa by Charleston can help you decide which kitchen upgrades you can afford and select styles that fit with your taste and aesthetic sensibilities. Call 630-420-8084 to schedule your appointment today.