The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It’s where family and friends hang out. It’s where conversations are held, games are played, and more. Now is the time to create the kitchen of your dreams. Here are eight remodeling ideas to help build your dream kitchen.
1- Lighting is Everything
It is essential to have lighting in the kitchen. However, it does not need to be unsightly. Consider layer your lighting. Spotlights under the cupboards will be out of sight while providing light for cooking. Hanging statement lights can help set the mood.
2- A Splash of Color
One great thing about a kitchen is it is like a blank canvas just waiting for some color. There are a few things to consider, for example, the color of your cabinets and countertops. Consider creating a colorful backsplash. Another option is to go wild and channel your inner child to create a unique space you love with the colors you love.
3- Storage Solutions
There is no such thing as too much space in a kitchen. The best plan is to have a designated space for everything in your kitchen. Whether installing a spice rack behind a door or installing open shelving to keep dishes and cookware out of the way, storage is necessary for a clean and clutter-free kitchen.
4- Where to Put the Garbage Can?
Thinking about garbage may not be on your list when thinking about your dream kitchen, but garbage is inevitable. However, plain white garbage cans are unsightly. There are a few options to consider. Bins for waste and recycling can disappear under the food prep area. A specific cabinet can discreetly hide the containers while keeping them close at hand.
5- Counter Space is Essential
Do not skimp on the counter space. Counters are taken for granted, but when considering the space needed for meal prep, appliances, and kitchen gadgets, they are essential to any kitchen. Add a kitchen island or a coffee/tea station to add counter space while creating a focal point in the kitchen.
6- Don’t Forget About the Accessories
Accessories can go a long way when putting your dream kitchen together. Start by adding decorative door knobs and pulls to cabinets, cupboards, and drawers. Mix metals, wood, and even glass to create a one-of-a-kind look. Do not forget curtains for windows, decorative towels, washcloths, placemats, and other linens. Accessories can change the kitchen’s look without costing a lot of money.
7- Consider New Appliances
Now would be the time to consider a new high-tech oven, a hidden refrigerator, or an espresso machine. An upgrade on appliances will help with energy efficiency while improving the overall performance and look of the kitchen. When shopping, make sure to have measurements handy to ensure a seamless fit.
8- Use a Professional
Remodeling a kitchen can be overwhelming. There are many factors to consider, from wiring to plumbing, that may be too much for the average homeowner. Maybe you look around the kitchen and can not see how to envision it in another way. A professional remodeling service will provide you with several ideas.