What You Need to Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Kitchen remodeling can be an exciting endeavor. There are some essential things to keep in mind when planning your kitchen remodeling instead of going right into design mode. From installation costs and resale value to kitchen tile trends, we’ll cover some important factors to consider before planning your kitchen remodel.

One of the latest kitchen design trends is using natural materials. The kitchen backsplash is one area where you can use natural materials like stone and wood-look porcelain tiles for kitchen floors to achieve that classic, natural style while still being easy to clean.

Kitchen designers say that using dark cabinets with light countertops and floors has been a popular look lately because it creates a bright space that still feels balanced. Stainless steel still reigns supreme for kitchen design in terms of appliances, but black is also gaining ground quickly.


How big is too big? The size of your kitchen can affect resale value, but even more important than size is how efficient the layout is. If your space works well for you and your family members, don’t worry about it not being massive—it’ll save you money on maintenance in the long run. Plus, you can always look towards doing more renovations in the future.


How much will my house appreciate after I redo my kitchen? If you’re considering remodeling to increase the resale value of your home, it’s wise to get an estimate before starting significant renovations (and be sure to include appliances when evaluating). Remodelers say that kitchens are one of the most valuable spaces in homes, mainly because a typical homeowner will spend most of their time there. However, it’s still important to note that kitchen renovations are only a tiny part of the overall value of a house and can’t make up for an overall poor condition.


The cost of your kitchen remodel will largely depend on the size of your project and the materials you use. Luckily, there are many affordable yet also fashionable tile and slab options available now for your counters, floors, and backsplashes.


Do you like to cook every day? Are you a large family that likes to spend most of your time in the kitchen, or is your kitchen space more of a transitory room where you can grab a quick espresso or blend a healthy shake to-go? Consider all these critical questions when deciding on your kitchen tile work. If you’re constantly on the go, then non-slip kitchen backsplashes with easier-to-clean surfaces would be your best choice.

For a traditional kitchen-and-dining room setup where the family tends to gather, consider employing classic wood-look flooring to go with your cabinets and a solid marble island as the centerpiece of your kitchen.


Like any other kitchen remodel project, choose kitchen tile materials that will hold up over time and wear well. For instance, some ceramic options chip easier while others fade in sunlight. If you are unsure about the functionality and features of different tiles, we would be more than happy to help!

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As Brevard’s lead supplier of premium-quality tile and marble, Island Tile & Marble seeks to bring our customers the best materials from all corners of the globe. The commitment and dedication to our customers do not stop there. We also offer design consulting, expert technical advice, and acclaimed professional installation services.

Island Tile & Marble is a one-stop center for all tile and flooring design needs for your home and business. We have one of the largest selections of tiles, and we are always featuring new lines. View our vast collections and arrange your next upgrade or installation with us today. Give us a call at (321) 676-1563 and come see our showroom:

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Melbourne, Florida 32901