Good Reasons to Remodel or Renovate Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodel is the most daunting of any home renovation project. It is typically the most costly, time-consuming and inconvenient. So why bother? Because the kitchen is the hub of every home. Since this room is in constant use, a remodel here makes a huge impact on your lifestyle.

By reconfiguring your kitchen layout you can improve your day-to-day. Add storage, counter space, or specialty items for wine or coffee. Even a simple cosmetic upgrade, you’ll start your day off enjoying a room you love.

Additionally, in the northern New Jersey real estate market, homebuyers demand upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. Your home will be much more marketable with an up-to-date kitchen.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Examples

A neutral kitchen featuring white cabinetry is still in style. We are seeing more grey and two-tone cabinetry being requested. Quartz, a maintenance-free countertop option, is still the most popular worktop surface.

Kitchens in northern New Jersey often enjoy original hardwood floors that can be refinished and stained to match a remodeled kitchen. Another popular option is porcelain tile that looks like wood. This tile is a durable, water-resistant option available in many different looks. It is, however, slightly colder and harder underfoot than natural wood.

Tile backsplashes are moving beyond the simple subway tile. We’re seeing lots of different arabesque-shaped tiles, stenciled tiles,  and tiles installed in herringbone patterns. Also, using darker colored grout is another way to make a simple backsplash pop.

For more ideas, visit one of our showrooms. You can also see our kitchen gallery for recent projects.

Arabesque Tiled Backsplash
Arabesque Tiled Backsplash

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Cost of a Kitchen Remodel

To answer to how much a kitchen remodel will cost depends on a number of factors. We provide some guidance on budgeting and financing for your kitchen remodel in a recent blog post. For a more precise figure, we offer free estimates and design services so you can get a comprehensive picture of the total renovation cost for your project.

Expert Kitchen Remodeling Services

A well-designed kitchen layout is an important part of any kitchen remodel. Monk’s comprehensive design process helps you plan all the right details from storage to appliance placement. We create renovations emphasizing function, technology, and style. All at an affordable price.

For design ideas and inspiration, visit Monk’s Kitchen and Bath Design Studios in Morristown and Fanwood-Scotch Plains. While you are here, our Designers will create a kitchen layout that meets your needs. In a showroom, you can choose from a wide range of cabinetry, countertops, tile for backsplashes and floors, fixtures, hardware, and more. We’ll help you select all of your materials, saving you time and giving you confidence in your decisions.

Then our Monk’s remodeling crews handle the installation. We’ll manage every stage, including permits and inspections, with the end goal of you enjoying your new kitchen as soon as possible.

For more ideas, including before and after project photos, visit our Kitchen Remodels Gallery.

Before & After Kitchen Projects

Reviews from Real Customers

I have worked with Monk’s on several projects. They recently did the remodel of my kitchen and I couldn’t be happier.… Read more “”

Christine M.

I LOVE my new kitchen.

I did a kitchen renovation with Monks and from the first contact to the last it was a great experience. My… Read more “I LOVE my new kitchen.”

Barbara Kaplan

I had some serious doubt that anyone could meet my expectations when we decided to remodel our kitchen. We walked to… Read more “”

Phil Kane
Basking Ridge

Consult with a NJ Kitchen Specialist

Monk's works with you to plan and install your entire kitchen project. Here's how it works.

Firstly, an Estimator will visit your home to measure your space. Then, we'll craft a detailed, written estimate covering all the elements of the installation. If you are ready for this step, you can book this appointment online or call 973-635-7900.

Secondly, you'll come to one of our showrooms, meet with a Designer and start creating your new kitchen. Everything you need for your kitchen is on display in our showrooms. Your Designer will help you coordinate your cabinetry, countertops, and tile, and design your new kitchen layout.

Let' s get your kitchen project started! Call 973-635-7900 today!

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