Is your family outgrowing your kitchen or are you just wishing for something bigger and more modern? A great kitchen is a key component of your house. The kitchen is the gathering place for family and friends but sometimes it is the room we think about upgrading. Enlarge your kitchen and the entire family can spend time together preparing family meals. With the help of a kitchen planner, you can redesign the space all by yourself and see a picture of the completed project before you’re done.
Choosing new appliances can be a fun part of your kitchen remodel. Traditional stoves and refrigerators in white and black are less expensive and create a cosy feel in the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are a frequent feature in more modern kitchens but go with coloured stoves, in shades like cherry red and cobalt blue, to give your kitchen a more retro feel. Use your kitchen planner to help you determine the ideal placement for your appliances and choose the correct sizes.
All the paint in the world won’t hide ugly, dented and scratched flooring. Flooring is a major part of any component of a remodelled or designer kitchen. Options include linoleum, ceramic tile, and laminate. Bamboo, cork and even sustainable hardwood are all environmental friendly and stylish. Spend a little more money for stone or even stained concrete flooring and give your kitchen an elegant and luxurious ambience.
Another major component of a kitchen remodel is replacing damaged and old floors. Kitchen flooring options include linoleum, ceramic tile, and laminate. Choose eco-friendly flooring choices by choosing sustainable flooring like bamboo or cork. Hardwood flooring is stylish and can also be environmentally friendly if you choose sustainable wood. Stone or even stained concrete flooring give kitchens an elegant and luxurious ambience.
Kitchen islands increase the amount of workspace in your kitchen and can help direct the flow of traffic. Even small kitchens can benefit from the rolling cart kitchen islands. These islands are easily dismantled so they can be placed into storage when not in use. Larger islands can accommodate a sink or stovetop making it easier for multiple cooks to freely move around the kitchen. For a large island, the additional space can be used as a breakfast bar.
Your remodelled kitchen is not complete without updating your countertops. Options for countertops range from the cheap with laminate and tile to the very expensive like marble. Granite is a popular choice in most new homes today. Use your kitchen planner to determine the dimensions you need. If you’re looking for something different, consider stainless steel. If your island or counters are in a non-traditional shape, then try concrete countertops.
Paying attention to the details will ensure your new kitchen really pops. Both backsplashes and wallpaper are a great way to bring colour into your kitchen. Choose from glass or ceramic tiles to form a pattern that creates visual interest.