Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Home Show: What to Look for When Making Popular Kitchen Renovations

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Home Show: What to Look for When Making Popular Kitchen Renovations

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The kitchen is the focal point of any home. It's a place where you eat, congregate and celebrate life's big moments. If you are an empty-nester looking for the kitchen of your dreams, a parent seeking to match your kitchen to your growing family or you simply feel inspired to change things for the better, it's time to stop dreaming and start planning.

Your dream kitchen has many details that complete the look. Three popular upgrades sure to add style and substance are granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and new cabinets. Here are the things you need to look for when considering your kitchen upgrade, courtesy of the professionals at DirectBuy.

Granite countertops

There are plenty of options when shopping for granite countertops. Here are three things you should consider:

Pick your color. You want your countertops to stand out and be the focal point of the kitchen. Choose countertops that are significantly lighter or darker than your cabinets. This contrast will draw the attention they deserve.

Find the pattern. Some countertops have a small formulaic pattern while others feature more variety. It all comes down to what you find visually pleasing and what fits your style.

From start to finish. Granite countertops are available in polished or honed finishes. If you're looking to create a classy, state-of-the art kitchen, the polished finish is probably the better choice. But if you're more interested in that classic kitchen feel, consider the honed look.

Your best place to get answers to any of your questions is your kitchen products supplier and design center, where they can work with you to determine the best fit for your needs.

Stainless steel appliances

Today's stainless steel appliances not only look great, and are easy to clean, but the range of choice you have is tremendous. So how do you determine which model is right for you? Here are some things to consider:

Less is more. How big does each of your appliances have to be to satisfy the needs in your home and what are your space options? …

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