When it comes to rooms you want to show off in the house, the kitchen is always one of the first stops. No one comes in to your new home and exclaims, “Oh boy! I really can’t wait to see the garage!”
The first parts of the tour usually start in the kitchen before moving onto the less enjoyable parts of the house.
Along with the master bathroom, the kitchen seems to be one of the first places people look to remodel when they decide they want to change things up. It’s where the magic happens and where your family and friends will be gathering for hot chocolate chip cookies, dinner, and maybe a card game or two.
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen but now sure where to start, take a look at these ideas quickly in order to find some inspiration.
The Kitchen Island
An island is a fantastic way to take your kitchen to a “wow” factor. Sometimes, you may not have adequate space for an island but you can always look to move things around in order to give yourself this perfect kitchen complement. Islands aren’t just about serving food buffet styles, but they can also be a place to sit, play a game, or store some more kitchenware.
Adding plenty of natural light is all the rage at the moment and your kitchen is no different. See where you may be able to expand or add windows on your kitchen to bring in more of the sun’s beauty. Having those big windows gives your kitchen an open feeling, something that’s inviting and beautiful.
Really not a “remodel” per se, but adding in smart appliances is a way to take your kitchen well into the 21st century. Not only do these appliances have plenty of new features, but all of them are much more energy efficient, saving you money on utilities. Look to upgrade and see how it changes your kitchen and bills!
When it comes to door trends, none have quite slid into the season like sliding barn doors have. You won’t just find them in the kitchen, but other parts of the house as well. Sliding doors are perfect for entry and exit ways or the pantry. They’re incredibly easy to install and can be taken care of in a day.
Cabinets can eventually show a bit of wear and tear through their constant use, but are incredibly vital to a kitchen’s look and functionality. If your cabinets are worn or just old looking, consider replacing them with bright colored ones to give your kitchen an immaculate, sparkling look.
Use Your Vertical Space
Kitchens can become awfully crowded awfully quickly, so make sure you’re making the most out of your area by using all space available, including your vertical space. You can put wall-colored boxes on top of cabinets, hang fruit, or build shelves into the walls for storage. It’s one way to have everything in front of you, making it easy for finding that perfect pot or pan.
Have a Backsplash
Not just summer pool advice, but a backsplash is a must for any of those who enjoy cooking at home. It’s going to keep your walls clean while looking great. You can get creative and choose your own pattern, making sure you keep your flair even with the messy parts of the kitchen.
Don’t Forget the Countertop
Countertops can have a huge impact on overall kitchen designs and there are plenty of options to choose from. Many people go with a granite or marble countertop as they look great and are incredibly easy to clean and keep looking new. The one downside is countertops can be pretty expensive if you let your mind get ahead of your budget.
Open it Up
The last tip is for the overall kitchen design is to try and open up your space. Not only is this a theme for your kitchen, but the house as a whole. Open floor plans are a trending topic when it comes to house design and adding a bar area or being smart about storage is a great way to keep your kitchen open, inviting, and looking great.