If you’ve been thinking about remodeling part of your home, start with the kitchen! Because it is one of the main areas of the home, remodeling your kitchen not only provides a better living space for your family, but it also adds value to your home should you ever decide to sell. Consider the following kitchen remodeling trends to help you come up with ideas.
Neutral browns and traditional hardware are no longer the norm in kitchen cabinetry. Appliances are becoming more modern, and your kitchen needs cabinetry to match. Try open shelving concepts that allow you to display any colorful or unique dish sets you have and keep you from opening every cabinet looking for a certain piece. For something a bit more private, try semi-translucent glass, sliding doors, or even bamboo. The possibilities are practically limitless!
Maybe you work from home and would love to be able to do some work in the kitchen while keeping an eye on emails or messages in case something urgent comes through. Get a computerized refrigerator! New models have Internet capabilities that let you check your email, send messages, and even watch TV or a DVD while you’re cooking—particularly helpful if you are trying to create something on the Food Network!
Even if you prefer something less modern for your kitchen, you can add something sleek, beautiful, and uniquely you by choosing custom countertops. Add a built-in butcher block for a traditional look or opt for stone, marble, or other unique materials to make your kitchen stand out. If you truly want a “chef’s kitchen,” consider going for a stainless steel look. Not only is it modern and easy to cook on, it’s also much easier to clean than some traditional countertops.
Get Rid of Some Walls
Maybe you live in an older house that has your kitchen separated from the rest of the home, making it hard for you to keep an eye on little ones or to communicate with dinner guests while you’re cooking. If your home’s structure allows for it, consider knocking out a wall and adding a breakfast bar or a large island in place of it.
This way, you’ll still have all the counter space you need to cook. You’ll also have peace of mind in knowing you can watch the kids while you’re cooking dinner or have a conversation with your spouse or guests during a weekend lunch.
Whether you want to add some new countertops for a subtle remodel or you’re hoping to gut the entire kitchen and start from scratch, you need a professional company to help you along the way. Get in touch with Mountaineer Kitchen & Baths for affordable, professional assistance.