Remodeling a kitchen is a way for homeowners to have fun while increasing the overall value of their house. However, quite a few things can go wrong (and crush the budget) if DIYers dive into a remodel without some serious planning. Here are a few tips for a successful remodel from the design pros at Unique Flooring Oceanside.

Plan Ahead
Prior to beginning a kitchen remodel, it is important to have a plan. This includes deciding on things such as paint color, changing cabinets, putting in laminate flooring, replacing appliances, and determining the budget.

Evaluate the Cabinets
Many older cabinets are built much better than those currently available on the market and can easily be refinished to give them a new look. Those made of solid pine, birch, or other wood can be sanded and then stained or painted.

Replace the Countertops
Many kitchen countertops will need to be replaced, and quality really counts. Depending on your budget, popular choices include marble or vinyl. If choosing vinyl, make sure hot items can be placed on its surface.

Choose a Color
The decorating theme for a kitchen depends on your personal choice. It is possible to purchase paint colors that come in gloss or semi-gloss. This kind of paint is easy to apply and can result in a bright kitchen that makes cooking a pleasure.

Change the Floor
The floor is one of the most important parts of any kitchen remodel job. It covers the largest space in a kitchen and immediately sets the tone for the rest of the room. Various colors and styles such as vinyl, imitation hardwood flooring, tiles, cork, rubber,and real wood flooring are available.

The flooring experts at Unique Flooring will be happy to explain the pros and cons of each type of floor available and answer any other kitchen remodeling questions you may have. Give us a call today at 760-945-0010. We look forward to hearing from you.