Is it time to finally give yourself the kitchen of your dream? Are you moving and looking for ways to increase your homes value? Has some small home disaster led to remodeling? No matter the reason, when you decide to remodel your kitchen, here are some things you should keep in mind.
Updating Your Cabinetry
Your cabinets are a central part of your kitchen. Not only because of the way they look – including their color and hardware – but also because of how often you use them. When you select new cabinets, keep in mind that their color can lighten or darken the mood of your entire kitchen. And if space is what you need, make sure you pick cabinets with lots of storage space. If installing new cabinets is outside of your budget, then give your old cabinets a face lift by painting or varnishing your old cabinets, installing new hardware, and increase their storage capacities by installing helpful organizers.
Look Down at Your Floors
The modern kitchen is removing all tile (or other materials) flooring and putting in hardwood floors. Not only are they durable, but they are also easier to clean and maintain. If you can’t afford hardwood floors, there are nice laminate alternatives you can choose from. If you want your kitchen to have a modern, updated feel, hardwood floors are the way to go.
Coordinate Your Color Scheme
It’s important that your counter tops, back splash, and cabinets are well coordinated in color and material. While granite has been the most coveted counter top for many years, cast stone and other composite countertops are becoming increasingly popular. Besides being durable, man-made counter tops give you more control over color and design. Today, back splashes continue to favor glass options, with glass/stone/tile mosaics being the top choice.
Don’t Forget Your Color Pop
While you are coordinating your color scheme, don’t forget to choose a “pop” color. This can be a bright or vibrant color that stands out from the rest. These pops can happen anywhere from large appliances (such as a colored stove or oven) to small appliances (your blender or toaster) or can even be accomplished through some well-placed decorations.
Some of the biggest requests in 2013 kitchen remodels has been to make the kitchen green. This includes using green materials as well as replacing old appliances with new, energy efficient ones.
By following the year’s hottest trends, you can make sure that you have a kitchen that is both beautiful and functional – one that will last you through many years.