When & How to Remodel or Renovate Your 518 Kitchen

We are the experts in Kitchen Remodeling in the  518 area code having renovated and remodeled over 30 Kitchens.

Our service areas include:

  • Gloversville Kitchen Remodeling
  • Johnstown Kitchen Remodeling
  • Amsterdam Kitchen Remodeling
  • Broadalbin Kitchen Remodeling
  • Fond Kitchen Remodeling
  • Mayfield Kitchen Remodeling
  • Northville Kitchen Remodeling

If you’re considering updating your kitchen, you’re in good company.  There is no more popular room to renovate or remodel than this one and with good reason.  The kitchen is the beating heart of any home.  

More than any other room in the house, kitchens are a gathering space for families and friends.  The kitchen is not just where we go for food but is a place for strengthening our relationships with loved ones, whether that means giving homework help at the kitchen counter or sharing a midnight snack with your spouse in front of a cold refrigerator.  

In other words, kitchens are not just for cooking.  Because they are such an important room in your Fonda home, it’s vital to keep them in tip-top shape.  We at 518.Renovations specialize in kitchen remodeling and repair and we’d like to share with you a few tips to consider if you’ve got a kitchen update on your mind but aren’t quite sure if or how you’d like to do it.  

How to Know if It’s Time for a Kitchen Remodeling or Renovation

Sometimes it’s obvious it’s time to remodel or renovate your kitchen.  When your cabinet doors are hanging on by a single hinge, it’s doubtlessly time to take action.  But what about when it’s not so obvious?  

To help you out, we’ve listed here a few signs it’s time to freshen up this vital area of your Johnstown home.

Safety Concerns

Do you have small children?  If you have older appliances, you may be putting them at risk unnecessarily, as many of these machines can be unsafe for their use and may need replacement.

Poor Layout

 If you consistently feel that there are too many cooks in the kitchen, even when it’s just you and your spouse or partner, you may have a layout problem.  Perhaps your kitchen space is perfectly sufficient, it’s just poorly organized to suit your needs. It could be that altering the format of your Mayfield kitchen space is just the ticket to a more peaceful cooking arrangement.  

It could even be that the layout is fine, but the space is simply dark and dreary. In that event, you may wish to consider altering your window size or location to maximize natural lighting.  

Insufficient Space 

Do you struggle to find the counter space to chop vegetables for the day’s supper?  Perhaps you would do well to consider expanding your counter space. Or maybe your growing family can barely fit at the kitchen table.  It could be that your Amsterdam home requires more floor space.  

Whatever your specific concern may be, there is a solution that can be found through remodeling or renovations.  

Determine Your Budget

Kitchen updates can be pricey, so it’s best to head into such projects with a clear budget and to know what you are in for.

If you do have the funds, rest assured that though it’s a bit expensive upfront, you are making an investment in your home’s value that’s sure to pay off when it comes time to sell your property. When your budget is moderate to high you have many avenues available to you to build the kitchen of your dreams.  

If your budget is tight, there are several ways to refresh what you already have.  Be realistic, but get creative. Perhaps it’s time to repaint your cabinets rather than replace them or refurbish the appliances you already own.  

Consider a consultation with our experts at 518.Renovations to get you the maximum impact at whatever your budget.    

A Few Top Kitchen Renovation and Remodeling Options

There are so many options to consider, it’s best to contact us directly to review your individual situation.  To give you a helping hand in the meantime, however, we’ve listed here a few popular options to consider.  

Flooring

It’s important to choose flooring that’s beautiful, comfortable and long-lasting.  Luckily there are many options available, ranging from easy-to-clean tile to stunning hardwood to budget-friendly vinyl.  Flooring is very important, especially in areas where your floors are more susceptible to water, such as a lake front home. If you’re in the Sacandaga Lake area be sure to choose the best tile for your home and needs. 

Cabinets

Though pricey, a set of well-made custom cabinets can last for half a century.  You can certainly consider ready-made cabinets for your remodeling or renovation, but do keep in mind that they are not as sturdy as handcrafted options and will likely need to be replaced much sooner.  Whatever you decide, we recommend choosing higher quality materials rather than particleboard or MDF when possible.  

Counters

A fresh new counter in quartz, marble or granite brings a splash of glamour and luxury to any Northville kitchen upgrade.  There’s a reason these gorgeous materials feature again and again in design and architecture magazines – they’re a timeless expression of good taste.  

Fresh Appliances 

Fresh new appliances may cost a pretty penny, but if you choose well, they will save you over the long run.  With so many safe and energy efficient options available today, you are spoiled for smart choices. New appliances will immediately spruce up your Fulton County home. 

Updating Sinks

A new sink can greatly affect the feel of your Gloversville kitchen.  Whether you are going for a modern look or a more rustic style, the design of your sink can bring everything together or disrupt the cohesiveness of your aesthetic so it’s important to choose carefully.  

Breakfast Bars 

Breakfast bars are a popular option for homes where the kitchen is the center of activity. This comfy addition to your Broadalbin home makes a lovely space for the kids to hang out, neighbors to stop by for a chat or mom to slip in a relaxing glass of pinot after a busy day at the office.

If you’re convinced that a fresh kitchen remodeling or renovation is in order for you or you’d just like to learn more, contact 518.Renovations today at 518-348-9000 or info@518renovations.com.

Get ready to dream big and remember to never stop improving!

518Renovations services the following areas in New York: Johnstown, Fulton County, Gloversville, Mayfield, Broadalbin, Northville, Sacandaga Lake, Amsterdam, and Fonda.