Picture this: your family gathered in the kitchen. There is laughter and the smell of something delicious hangs in the air. Everyone is chipping in, excited to try this new recipe pulled from a cookbook.
Now, imagine the kitchen in the scene? Is it your kitchen, or is it your dream kitchen? Are those two one and the same?
If your dream kitchen and your current kitchen aren’t the same design, then why not make it so? Allow this home improvement guide to inspire you to create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Here are seven kitchen remodel ideas to help you get started on your dream kitchen.
- Go Bold with the Backsplash
Your backsplash is one place that can set your kitchen apart from the others. These tiles can add so much personality and design to the room, so don’t be afraid to step out of the box with this design feature.
The good news is that you have near limitless tile options to choose from. The hard part is choosing only one—maybe two—tile to feature in the kitchen.
Even with the classic white subway tiles, you have a lot of design options. Try placing them in a herringbone, chevron, or stacked design to give a twist on the classic look.
Or step way outside the box with your tile by choosing one with a unique shape or color. There are a ton of tile trends to elevate your kitchen’s style.
- Maximize Storage Throughout
While you’re in the middle of home remodeling, it’s easy to focus on the fun aesthetic details and forget about the practical necessities. But if you want your kitchen to be as functional as it is beautiful, you need to think about storage.
Lack of storage will only make your kitchen a stressor in your everyday life. So whether you’re doing a few cosmetic upgrades or a total redesign, try to put in more storage than you take out.
Make a larger panty, put in more cabinets, or add shelving. You may even want to consider specific storage for small appliances or cookware.
- Don’t Be Afraid Of Color
All-white kitchens have reigned with popularity for years, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only kitchen design option. If you love the sleek, clean look of an all-white kitchen, then, by all means, create that kitchen of your dreams.
But if the look isn’t for you, you don’t need to be afraid of color. You can add a few hues to the design in both subtle and bold ways. Try a colorful backsplash for a pop of color throughout the kitchen.
You go even bolder with painted cabinets. If you like subtle pops of color, incorporate hues in the lighting or accent pieces like furniture.
- Freshen Up with New Cabinets
Cabinets are the base of your kitchen, adding to both the aesthetic beauty and functionality of the space. So if you want to redesign your kitchen, start with the cabinets.
If your cabinets are in pretty good shape, you can change the look of them by changing the doors or giving them a fresh coat of paint. You’ll be surprised how far these details will go.
However, if it’s time to get something new, it might be time to replace kitchen cabinets. With cabinets, you can get highly customizable, choosing features that will work best with your storage needs.
You’ll also be able to choose the finish color and details like the face design and hardware.
- Polish the Design with Counters
Now that you have a new base of kitchen counters, it’s time to find the counters that will polish the final look. With so many countertop options, you’re sure to find one that fits both your style and budget.
Stone counters are the classic option, and there’s even a lot of variation in those. Granite, marble, and quartz are some of the most common options because of their beauty and variety in colors and veining.
If you don’t want to go with stone, you may like wooden butcher block or concrete counters that can elevate your rustic or modern remodel, respectively.
- Get Creative with Lighting
Lighting isn’t only a utility feature of the kitchen; it’s an aesthetic feature as well. The right lighting can create an ambiance in the kitchen as well as accent the design.
So when going over your remodeling ideas, don’t leave the lighting to the last minute. Consider the different types of lighting and find a way to get creative with it in your design.
You may opt for sleek shades hanging over the kitchen island or a large feature chandelier over the entire kitchen. You may also want to add small detail lighting like under or inside cabinets to make working in the kitchen easier.
- It’s All In the Details
When it comes to a home design, the beauty is all in the details. These are the small features that will set your home apart. So put as much thought into the small things as you do the largest aspects of the design.
Drawer pulls, plumbing fixtures, and decorative objects on shelves can all pull a design together. Though small in themselves, together, they create details to be appreciated.
You may even want details that add functionality to your kitchen. Consider a pot filler over the stove, so you don’t have to carry pots and pans over to sink and back again. Or add built-in seating in a breakfast nook.
All these details together will create the kitchen of your dreams.
The Definitive Home Improvement Guide for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen has the potential to be the place where great memories are made. From trying new recipes to hosting friends and extended family, your kitchen is the backdrop for great moments in your life.
So why not make it the kitchen of your dreams? Use this home improvement guide to create a kitchen that looks like it was ripped right from the pages of a magazine.
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