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4 Things to Consider When Remodeling your Kitchen in the New Year

Even though the remodeling process can feel daunting, an updated kitchen can add value and functionality to your home. It is important to carefully plan the remodeling process to avoid common kitchen remodeling pitfalls and complete a New Year’s resolution you can be proud of.

Here are our best tips to help you get started with your kitchen renovations.


When you are updating your kitchen, new cabinets can make a big difference. You can give your kitchen a unique flair by opting for two-toned kitchen cabinets. If you choose this concept, be sure to use a neutral tone mixed with a brighter or warmer color. If you can mix the right tones and colors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this new look.


Countertops are crucial in every kitchen and it is advantageous to replace your old countertop with a new one that is high quality and durable. Laminate countertops are inexpensive and low maintenance, and serve as an affordable alternative if you are on a budget. Also, butcher block countertops have become more stylish and gained popularity in recent years. They also come in new variations that many homeowners are loving. 

Kitchen lighting

Proper lighting is key for any kitchen. Spruce up your kitchen with your best illumination pieces. At a minimum, you’ll need ambient lighting for general illumination, and task lighting for your cooking activities. Contrast it with minimal paint or decor to create a clean, minimalist look.


Automation technology has infiltrated every part of life and can now be found in your kitchen as well. You don’t have to purchase large, expensive appliances to create a more automated space. Instead, you may want to opt for a faucet with motion or touch-activated sensors.

The new year is a great time to remodel your kitchen. With a solid remodeling plan, you won’t have to spend big bucks on the process while still producing kitchen renovations you can be proud of. If you’re in the Carlisle, PA area, stop in and browse our surplus products at McCarren Supply. We have cabinets, countertops, and more available at 30-70% off of big box home improvement stores.  

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