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Kitchen renovations are among the most challenging for home owners because there are a lot of considerations to make – from flooring and countertops to cabinets, lighting, and fixtures, you have a lot of decision to make.  Indeed, home owners interested in renovating their kitchens have a lot of kitchen materials to choose from depending on personal preferences and budget.  These kitchen renovation material FAQs will help you make the best choice for your project.

What kitchen materials are available for countertops?

More than 10% of your kitchen renovation budget will likely be spent on countertops, and there are a number of materials to choose from including:

  • Laminate
  • Wood
  • Ceramic
  • Marble
  • Granite

Typically, laminate, wood, and ceramic countertops are more affordable than marble or granite and you can choose from a wide range of colours and patterns.  Moreover, many of these countertops are as durable as marble, though tile can be more difficult to clean.

What kitchen materials are available for cabinets?

There are many different styles of kitchen cabinets that will generally fall into either contemporary or classic designs.  More contemporary kitchen cabinets can be constructed from wood, glass, or synthetic materials or some kind of combination of materials.  Classic designs tend to be constructed from wood.  Cabinets made from solid wood tend to be quite expensive; so, if you’re on a budget but like the look of wood consider laminate as a more affordable alternative.

Modern kitchen cabinets are much more convenient than in the past.  Long, deep drawers are a great option for accessing all your kitchen materials – you can even have drawers with a cabinet-like façade that are perfect for storing pots and pans.  Ultimately, when you’re designing your kitchen cabinets, take some time to think about storage and how you can make your kitchen more convenient.

What kitchen materials are available for flooring?

Similar to countertops, kitchen flooring materials include ceramic tile, wood, laminate, rubber, quarry tile, natural stone tile, and vinyl flooring.  Laminate and vinyl flooring options are more affordable, but tile flooring tends to be attractive.  Still, vinyl and laminate is also highly durable and easy to replace.

Wood flooring is also a popular option, but homeowners should take care when choosing wood flooring as you’ll need to ensure the materials can stand up to kitchen abuse.  Wooden flooring is available as plank wood, strip wood, or patterned wood flooring.  Natural stone tile flooring is available in limestone, marble, and slate.

As you can see, whether you are choosing materials for countertops, floors, or cabinets, there are many kitchen materials from which to choose.  Ideally, you should work with a professional kitchen renovation specialist who can help you choose the best materials for your home and your budget.

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