January 3, 2022
Upgrade Your Kitchen with a Remodel
December 27, 2013
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens – cooking, sharing meals with family, even playing board games at the dinner table. Because it is such a highly used room, the kitchen should be your first stop if you want to update your home’s look. A kitchen remodel can feel like a facelift for your home, opening up space, making cooking a joy, and creating a warm area where your family can come together.
Top Trends: Modern Cabinetry
Cabinets cover a lot of the wall space in our kitchens, but often we focus more on their role in disguising what is behind them than we do on their effect on the overall look of the kitchen. Right now, the “in” look when it comes to cabinets is absolutely the minimalist look. Try frosted glass fronts, bamboo, or highly polished and lacquered woods in place of your old cabinet fronts. Additionally, cabinet hardware is out of fashion right now, with simple touch-latch designs owning the market.
Making Your Kitchen Island Work
Another popular addition to new kitchen renovations is the island. Kitchen islands are a great space for food prep, as well as forming a focal point around which friends and family will tend to gather at parties or on a casual afternoon. If you’re going to add a kitchen island during your remodel, however, make sure that the space works hard for you; try installing hooks and drawers underneath for added storage space. Avoid low cabinets as these tend to become a jumbled mess.
Kitchens these days are going glam with specialty appliances. Are you and your mate big coffee drinkers? Think about installing a custom coffee station during your kitchen remodel. For the wine connoisseur, there are under-the-counter wine refrigerators that will store your favorite bottles with class. Small specialty appliances, such as stand mixers and ice cream makers are also making a splash, turning up on countertops, sporting bright colors and adding a dash of joy to the kitchen. Think of them as the most functional decoration money can buy.
The Computerized Kitchen
According to the newest crop of appliances, the computerized kitchen is taking over. Have you ever wanted to send emails from your refrigerator? Believe it or not, this is no longer a fantasy or something directly out of science fiction. Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to design a multi-function refrigerator that goes beyond keeping food cool. Riding the cutting edge in kitchen remodeling could mean bringing your family into a world only the Jetsons ever imagined.