One of the easiest ways to boost the value of any home is a kitchen remodel. But what exactly does that entail and what should one expect to see happen? If you intend to DIY aspects of the remodel then understanding the process takes on additional importance.
Walk into any kitchen showroom and you’ll see an astounding number of countertop options. Marble, granite, soapstone, wood . . . each has its selling points—and its own cleaning and maintenance needs. That’s why it’s critical to know what you’re signing up for before you buy, says Gus Retsinas of the Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath. “Your countertop material must serve your design, but must be practical, too.” To keep any surface looking good, you’ll want to avoid scratching it and exposing it to heat (trivets are your friends!). Beyond that, heed these expert tips on how to clean countertops based on the material you have in your kitchen.
It is essential to have the right type of floor for your situation. Some people should pay a bit more attention to the importance of slip resistance. For example, an elderly person is more likely to suffer significant injury if he or she slips on a wet floor.