Some remodeling ideas for the kitchen include mixing traditional with contemporary finishes, including stone, wood and stainless steel. Ideas for the bathroom include free-standing tubs, keeping the space neutral with earth tones, and white onyx on floors and walls for a soothing feel.
Realtors say kitchens and bathrooms add the most to home resale prices, so focusing on them first when remodeling makes sense. There are several possible approaches for a kitchen remodel project. A cosmetic renovation involves keeping the layout the same but replacing everything in the kitchen with newer versions. Alternatively, a full renovation involves mapping a new layout for the kitchen before choosing new fixtures. Modern touches for kitchens include stainless steel cabinets to match appliances, can lighting, floating desks and ultra-modern designs with an industrial look.
In a bathroom renovation, a pebbled floor finish can create a spa-like experience. Glass partitions to separate areas for showering, toileting and bathing can give couples intimacy along with desired privacy. Floating sinks within concrete countertops are another modern touch. Artful touches add a dash of personalization to an otherwise neutral palette.
Even in small remodeling projects, it is important to set goals, create a plan, and budget and work with a trusted vendor after checking references.