Ever since we became home owners nearly 7 years ago my husband and I have been slowly renovating our home.
We’ve done everything from knocking down walls to open up and connect rooms, tore out all the carpeting, sanded and varnished the hardwood floors on the main level and upstairs, renovated the master bedroom and one of our spare bedrooms, put in a skylight (that leaks!) and renovated the living room dining room area. Oh yes, we also landscaped the front and backyards too!
We’re slowly losing steam as we go. In fact our living room dining room reno isn’t quite finished! I’m afraid that we might never get around to finishing our basement, the upstairs bathroom and perhaps the kitchen.
If we can afford it we might hire professionals to do one of our renovation jobs.
As daunting as our do it yourself renovation projects might seem I think the project I’d most likely leave to the professionals would be the kitchen. The kitchen is where family and visitors alike tend to gather, and as anyone who’s purchased or sold a home knows, having a modernized kitchen is very important. In fact, it’s so important it can make or break a sale! I believe bathrooms are next on the list of deal makers and breakers.
Considering that I’ve always got a renovation project on the go and others to plan I tend to visit interior design related websites. I like to stay current as to what the design trends are and which products are being used to create spectacular looking rooms.
One of the sites that I’ve visited recently is EWKitchens.com. The company is based in Michigan and they’ve been in business since 1947. The company has evolved over the years from being Michigan’s largest cabinet supplier to full service kitchen planners, designer and distributor. I believe they have three showrooms in Michigan.
If you are in the area and are planning a kitchen renovation it would certainly be in your interest to contact them and talk with one of their kitchen planners or Kitchen Designers. You can discuss your concept of an ideal kitchen design with them as they specialize in assisting clients with the planning and installation of luxury kitchens.
I’m in Canada so it’s not likely I’ll use their services myself, but I’ve gained some ideas and knowledge from their site if in the event that I ever choose to hire a professional to renovate our small kitchen. In the resource section I found three very helpful articles. The articles discuss everything from What every homeowner needs to know when selecting a kitchen designer, important questions to ask your kitchen designer, and reasons why everyone can afford a luxury kitchen.
I found the last article very helpful as it discussed the importance of setting a budget and then choosing quality products within your price range in order to achieve a luxury kitchen. After all, luxury doesn’t necessarily mean most expensive.
I spent quite a bit of time browsing through their photo galleries. There are four photo galleries to choose from which highlight classic kitchen styles, contemporary kitchens and the blending of the two styles to create unique designs. There are also photos of wet bars, and walk in pantries for those of you with enough space to add such features. I’m sure you’ll get quite a few new ideas after you’ve browsed their photo galleries.
If you live in Michigan or in a nearby State and you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen contact EW Kitchens and talk with one of the members of their design team.