Does your home need an update? You start with the kitchen, because that is, after all, the heart of any home. It’s the place where guests often gather to visit with the cook, and you might even have an open floor plan where everyone has the ability to see everything. That means you’ll want to keep it current with the latest design trends, technology and appliances.

David Waller Interiors of Port Orange, FL, suggests that before you start any project, ask yourself:

Does my kitchen need a spruce up or a full top-to--bottom remodel? Sometimes you’ll need a completely new kitchen, especially if it’s a broken-down room in desperate need of repair. Other times, all you'll need is a spruce up; maybe a new floor, some paint or updated fixtures. 

● What can I afford? We’re not talking about just numbers here, but look at the big picture.  If your kitchen is falling apart, it will always make sense to do a full remodel, even if you have to stretch your budget a little. A new kitchen, especially if the old one really doesn’t work any longer, will increase the value of your home, and it will be wise to spend that money. Also look at your electric bill, if you have old appliances that seem to be eating electricity, it may make sense to replace them with newer, more energy-conscious ones.  While you’re at it, check out some of those appliances that have apps. You can program them from afar, because if you’re super-busy, you’ll really appreciate that convenience, not to mention you can also save money; for instance,  by programming the dishwasher to run when water usage and electric rates are low.

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● Do I need more space?  Get more space and add style say residents of Deltona, FL, with a kitchen countertop remodeling. Quartz is one of those materials that will never go out of style, because it’s beautiful and the low porosity of the material makes it stain-resistant. Peninsula countertops can provide additional shelves and other space.

● Can I make my guest bath special?  A popular bathroom remodel in Orange Beach, Fl, is to create a spa-like atmosphere. These days, tile comes in an assortment of colors, patterns and textures, even ones that mimic natural stone, granite and marble. Don’t forget laminate, either; with today’s technology, it looks remarkably similar to those materials, without the sticker shock.

Come into the David Waller Interiors showroom in Port Orange, FL to see how we can meet all your needs for your kitchen & bath remodel.