The kitchen has always been the place of nourishment and memories.
Somewhere along the line, there was a paradigm shift that made style just as important as function, and modern kitchen design was born.
Now kitchens are not just a place for sustenance, they are also a gathering place where friends and family are not only fed, but entertained.
What Is KPR? It's been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but as the years go by, kitchens may begin to experience a bit of "kitchen fatigue.
" Some of the features of the kitchen will look a bit dated; floors, countertops, and furnishings will show all the scars of years of use; and things will start to stick, squeak, or fall apart.
When that happens, it's time to restore the heart of the home with some emergency KPR, or Kitchen Personality Resuscitation.
DIY vs Professional Kitchen Remodeling When The need for KPR attacks, some intrepid do-it-yourselfers may head out to their nearest home improvement store and take on a kitchen remodeling project that will ultimately leave them frustrated, exhausted, and disappointed.
The best way to revive a kitchen is by working with a company that is dedicated to designing and installing the features that best fit your needs, taste, lifestyle, and budget.
Professional kitchen remodeling companies can work with your existing floor plan or make some changes in the layout so that you can work more efficiently in your new space.
Working with these experts, you can choose from a wide variety of cabinetry, countertops, wall coverings and backsplashes, flooring, lighting, and appliances to bring your kitchen back to life.
The Cost of a Kitchen Some people may balk at the thought of a kitchen renovation because of the cost.
It's true that there are some pretty major expenses involved in executing a proper KPR, but a well-designed kitchen makeover will pay for itself in improved functionality for you as well as a significant improvement in the marketability of your home, should you want to sell it.
It's a well-known fact that most home-buyers think of the kitchen as a critical factor when making a decision to buy a house.
Kitchen remodeling not only gives you the opportunity to revive and restore your existing space, but also to upgrade its attributes with the most modern, cutting-edge products on the market.
You may not want to spring for a mixed-media fridge with a television (or maybe you do), but think of what something like a removable cutting board or pull-out shelving can do for efficiency.
Add to all that the beauty and character of perfectly crafted cabinetry and one of the beautiful new materials used for countertops, and you will have a kitchen that works well and looks great! A warning, though.
Once you've completed your professional kitchen remodeling, you may find that your friends will be inviting themselves over for dinner more.
Hopefully, they'll at least stay to help load the dishwasher!