If you're someone who likes cooking at home a lot, and you also like to entertain guests in the kitchen while you're prepping dinner, then you might be thinking of a kitchen remodel. If so, then you should make sure you turn your kitchen into a space that is great to prep food and also comfortable for your guests. Here are some things to think about.
Replace Old Linoleum Tile With Porcelain Floor Tile
This one is a bit basic, but it is important nonetheless. You have a few different type of options when it comes to replacing your current floor tile. The main thing you will want to do is make sure you get rid of the linoleum tile with something that looks nicer. You have lots of options, but porcelain flooring is probably the best. While things such as wood planks and terracotta tile look nice, they are not ideal for something who cooks a lot. If you cook and prep food, you will end up needing to wash and clean the floor more than your average person. Wood and terracotta don't hold up as well to washing as porcelain. Wood and terracotta can absorb moisture more, and this speeds up their decay. Porcelain, on the other hand, is almost like marble. It's perfect for people who need to wash down a floor every few days. This way your floor will always look spotless for company.
Install An Island With Stainless Steel, Marble, or Butcher Block Top
You want somewhere for your guests to sit while they are in the kitchen, and an island is a much better solution to a table. They can sit at the table with a glass of wine and talk to you while you are prepping your food. If you want the real "professional" look for your island countertop, then stainless steel is the way to go. However, if you find that this is a bit too "cold," aesthetically speaking, then you can choose a marble countertop. These look beautiful, and they are used in many classic bakeries in Paris for rolling out pastry dough, so they are authentic for a gourmet kitchen. Finally, if you want to have a wood top in order to match a wooden decor, then you should choose butcher block. The only thing to realize about a butcher block table is that they will require a bit of upkeep (oiling).
New Professional Stove With Nickle Hood
Perhaps the most important part of the remodel is the new stove. You are going to want a professional grade stove, so you will need to pick this out first, before having the new countertops built or the new sink installed. You should also speak with the contractors, and have them install a nickle plated hood over the stove. This not only looks really awesome, but it helps prevent the kitchen from smelling too much. This is important when you are entertaining in the kitchen. You don't want your guests to be overwhelmed by the smell of food while they are sitting and talking.
For more help, contact a remodeling service like Skerlec Contracting.