Today’s kitchen is a multifunctional hub where homeowners and their families cook, eat and entertain as well as perform a multitude of other activities. Over time, your kitchen’s lustre fades, it no longer functions to meet the family’s needs and updating this culinary space becomes necessary.
Renovating your kitchen not only improves its aesthetic appeal and function, but it is also a great way to add value to your home. Whether you want to do a partial or full renovation, here are a few ideas to help you with your renovation project:
Brighten the kitchen with glossy cabinets
Glossy cabinets can have a dramatic impact in a kitchen. The shiny, mirror-like surfaces reflect light, brightening the room and making it appear larger. Glossy kitchen cabinet designs are especially great for use in small or dark and shadowy kitchens. They are easy to clean and give the kitchen a sleek, contemporary look.
Install a kitchen island
Kitchen islands are a must-have in modern kitchen designs and can greatly enhance the beauty and function of the room. They are great for providing additional workspace and can be used for storage and as a place for casual dining.
Make your backsplash a focal point
A kitchen without a focal point can appear bland and boring. On the other hand, having too many focal points can be confusing. A backsplash with patterned tiles in bold, vibrant colours makes a great focal point.
Choose your floor wisely
When it comes to kitchen flooring, there is a gamut of options, from high-end hardwood flooring to budget-friendly laminate. Stones and tiles are ideal for heavy traffic kitchens; corks are versatile, water-resistant and reduce the impact of noise while wood, a traditional choice among homeowners, creates warmth and charm.
Choose flooring options that are durable, eye-catching, easy to clean and cost-effective, especially if you are on a budget.
Layer your lighting
Lighting plays a very important role in a kitchen, illuminating workspaces for greater safety and efficiency, setting the right mood, and increasing its aesthetic appeal. For the most significant impact, design experts recommend a layered approach to light in the kitchen.
Ambient lighting is used to satisfy your overall lighting needs, usually in the form of a chandelier or pendant lights in the ceiling. Task lighting, such as under-cabinet lights and lighting spotlights over your island, is used to light up your workspace to prepare meals and read recipes. Accent lighting, such as directional spotlights, is used to highlight objects or specific areas in the kitchen.
Select budget-friendly countertops
Are marble countertops on your wish list for your kitchen renovation, but you just cannot afford them? Try faux marble countertops made from laminates. Yes, laminates can be made to imitate marble, are much cheaper and look just as luxurious as the real thing. Laminates are also durable, resistant to moisture and easy to maintain.
Update your appliances
Updating your appliances is an essential part of a kitchen renovation. Available in a range of colours, styles as well as built-in options, modern appliances can be used to enhance this culinary space. You may want to install energy-efficient appliances for savings on your energy bills.
Swap out kitchen cabinet hardware
One of the quickest and easiest ways to update your kitchen is to replace your dated kitchen cabinet hardware. There are many modern designs and finishes of handles, pulls and knobs to add unique style to your kitchen.
Organize and centralize with kitchen storage solutions
There is a wide range of kitchen storage solutions that can help you keep your newly renovated kitchen organized and clutter-free. Pullout organizers in lower cabinets, lazy Susans in corner cabinets and units that hide garbage bins from view are just a few of these solutions.
Are you planning on installing new kitchen cabinetry?
If you are planning on installing new kitchen cabinetry as part of your kitchen renovation, contact us at Kitchen Art Design.
At Kitchen Art Design, our experienced designers are known for creating envy-worthy designs, and our builders have a proven track record of producing quality custom cabinetry.