A granite countertop here, new cabinets there. Anyone who has ever undertaken a kitchen renovation project will know that these costs can add quickly. The national average cost for a high-end kitchen makeover is now priced at nearly $60,000.
Because a kitchen remodeling project is such a large investment, most homeowners hope to end with a kitchen that looks good for as long as possible. What is hot today may be out of fashion in a year, making the room look outdated before you have had much chance to enjoy it.
Even before the first sledgehammer strike, you must answer one important question: Who is this remodel for?
Is this something you are doing for yourself, for your own enjoyment? Or, do you need to update to be able to sell the house? The answers to these questions will drive design choices for the kitchen.
While no one can say which kitchen features will stand the test of time, here are seven trends you want to avoid to keep the remodel relevant for years.
- Keeping small appliances behind closed doors.
- Kitchen nooks for storing things like the phone or plastic wrap.
- Large farmhouse sinks in place of the stainless steel workhorse.
- Stink 70s and 80s era trash compactors.
- A microwave on the counter.
- A pot rack focal point.
- White or blue appliances in place of stainless.
Keep in mind these seven outdated trends are something you wish to avoid in order to keep your kitchen looking its best for years to come! If you would like a little help avoiding hot-button trend faux pas issues, call the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to schedule a free kitchen remodeling consultation.