It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home, and often remodeling that metaphorical center can be one of the most rewarding activities for a homeowner. When deciding how to proceed with this type of project, there are several factors to consider: how much you’re willing to budget, how much space you actually have, and the needs of your family. Here are five kitchen remodel design ideas that will work for just about everyone.
- First things first, some of the simplest ideas can work best when taking on a project like this. Instead of making wholesale changes, find a part of your kitchen that can be easily updated or upgraded. For example, a popular idea is repainting your kitchen cabinets. Adding a fresh color to your cabinets could be just the transformative look needed for a kitchen pick-me-up. The key is to choose a color that is both the opposite of the previous cabinet color (either go bright or go dark) and that will work with the overall aesthetic of your space.
- Take inventory of your kitchen and note the features that you like about it. Then incorporate those features into your remodeling. If your kitchen has stainless steel sinks or interesting fixtures, these could be uniquely incorporated into your remodel.
- Pick an overarching theme for your kitchen. Giving a kitchen an industrial (e.g., lots of metallic surfaces), a rustic (with reclaimed wood furnishing) or a monochromatic (white on white on white, for example) theme will give your kitchen space not only a cohesive look, but also reflect positively on who you are as a homeowner to guests visiting your kitchen.
- No list of kitchen remodel ideas would be complete without addressing a constant concern for homeowners: storage space. The Internet is full of ideas on how to “hack” the storage problems that plague many kitchens. Making a better, more efficient kitchen will take planning. This is arguably the most outside-the-box remodeling idea and will probably require the most planning.
- Lastly, when upgrading your kitchen, one often overlooked detail is updating the look of your ceiling. Adding a color accent or texture to your kitchen ceiling is a great way to make it “pop,” and it is not an area that people generally remember.
Whenever you decide to take on this project, remember to consult with the experts at Criner Remodeling first before committing. Whatever kitchen remodel design idea you decide upon, with the right amount of planning, your upgrade is sure to be a success.