Your home needs a new kitchen if the laminates on the cabinets and drawers are already peeling off or if the kitchen generally looks shabby. For the modern kitchen, the stylish black and white kitchen tiles are ideal your best choice. The trick to make the black and white kitchen elegant is to use colour blocking. The kitchen island can be all-white with black chairs and pendant lights.
According to contractor Dave Labroke of Labroke Builders Inc in East Haddam, the average cost for a kitchen remodelling project is $40,000 but you can also spend $100,000 and more based on your choices. Report from National Association of Realtors indicates that the national median cost for a complete kitchen renovation of a 210 square foot kitchen is $65,000. If you have a professional design that you can follow, you can spruce up the kitchen by yourself for $20,000 or less.
The main elements of a kitchen renovation include the contractor that gets more than half the cost, cabinets, countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures, lighting and appliances. You have to make a big decision when choosing appliances, cabinets and countertops. Granite is a common choice because of the different types of finish that ranges from polished and shiny, honed or dull matte, brushed and the new textured finish. For the appliances, prepare to spend about $10,000 for a new refrigerator, cooktop, double oven, dishwasher and microwave.
How long does it take to renovate the kitchen? It can take about a couple of weeks but tearing down the kitchen can take a month. Minor electrical works, installation of cabinets, counters, appliances and backsplash including painting will be time consuming. If tiles have to be installed on the floors, the project can take about six weeks to complete. Sometimes, the contractor cannot start immediately because he still has 3 projects to complete.
The black and white colour scheme for the kitchen is sophisticated. The use of black and white kitchen tiles will highlight architectural elements and fixtures. You also need to consider lighting that will showcase the kitchen to its best advantage. For contrast and depth, use different textures like a green rug or a green leafy plant.