A combination of factors will likely mean busy months ahead for kitchen remodeling contractors in Delaware. First, the current economic uncertainty has slowed new construction to a crawl. Homeowners are opting to remodel rather than move.
Additionally, many Delaware homeowners are living in structurally solid houses, built in the 60s and 70s. Well-built houses age gracefully for the most part, and current owners feel comfortable in these mature homes and well-established neighborhoods. But 40 and 50 year-old kitchens don’t mature—they just get old.
Not many decades-old kitchens retain their youthful good looks and functionality. There’s been a lot of water down the drain of that once gleaming sink—it’s getting difficult to ignore the stains and scratches. The disposal, if it works at all, probably wakes the neighbors. Shiny tile or formica countertops have lost their luster, accumulated scratches, burns and chips, and the grouted tiles are beyond recovery.
Appliances may still be serviceable, but the refrigerator lacks features and is an energy hog, The range has a dated look, shows wear and tear, and is missing some useful bells and whistles`. The dishwasher has seen better days and, like the refrigerator is energy inefficient.
Kitchen cabinets have changed a lot in 40 to 50 years. Cabinets from the 60s and 70s were built for function, and paid little attention to style. Replacing them can be an important step in bringing a kitchen up-to-date. Vinyl flooring was standard equipment in most older kitchens, but homeowners now find hardwood or tile floors very practical and more attractive.
Modern kitchens have evolved into family and friends centers used not only for cooking, but also for dining, entertaining and relaxing. An investment in kitchen remodeling makes sense both for the extra enjoyment the current owner gets from the home, and for the extra value it will add when it’ time to sell.
A kitchen remodeling is a major undertaking. A host of building and decorating skill come into play. Carpentry, tile, flooring, electrical, plumbing and home decor experts will probably all be used in the project. Delaware kitchen remodeling contractors are experts at assembling and coordinating the right people and materials and getting the projects completed on time. Consulting with one or more of these remodeling experts should be a first step on the road to getting a sparkling new kitchen.
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