In today’s homes, the kitchen serves multiple purposes for the family. It’s where you cook delicious meals, but also where the family gathers and socialises often before and at the end of the day. It’s the heart of the home.
That’s why kitchen makeovers are one of the most popular home remodelling projects and probably one of the most stressful to take on. From cabinetry to countertops, there are tonnes of designs and options out there to make sure your kitchen is getting the best update for your budget, and also to make your life easier at the same time.
More Storage, Countertops and Cabinets
Storage, storage, storage. Most kitchen makeovers start with a discussion about new cabinets and countertops. It makes sense because these are probably the most important things to consider when you want to make your space more efficient, convenient and beautiful at the same time.
If you can afford it, install custom cabinets. They are built to fit, so they make the best use of space you have to work with. Choose the perfect building materials and finishes to fit your home design and personality. When it comes to countertops, stone is the most popular favorite among homeowners. If you want to add a little more character to your kitchen, take a look at the wide variety of ceramic tiles on the market as well. They can be a beautiful option for a mosaic expression in your kitchen.
Change The Flooring
Kitchen flooring is another important consideration when it’s time for a makeover. Unlike some other areas of your house, it’s wise to choose a flooring material that’s resistant to the inevitable splashes, spills and stains that cooking and eating areas are sure to experience. Ceramic, stone and laminate are your best bets here, though any other hard surface will work if you’re diligent about cleaning up messes and spills as soon as they happen and you’re willing to pay a little extra up front for protective sealant. Whether you’re after a modern look or more traditional, you don’t have to give up the warm wooden theme because tiles can be designed with a great wood flooring finish in an array of colour schemes.
New Appliances and Fixtures
Kitchen appliances and fixtures now come in a variety of top selections and advanced technology, which also comes with a hefty price tag. So the first thing to do, is to set a budget and stick to it no matter what! For appliances, visit a few retailers to get an idea of what you can get for your budget. Induction cooktops, steam assist ovens, undercounter freezers and microwave drawers can help transform your kitchen into a chef’s paradise. And when you have to choose fixtures, think about convenience, looks and innovation. Apron sinks, pull out faucets, water stations and pot fillers are just a few of the thousands of innovative ideas you will have to choose from.
Eat-in Kitchens and Kitchen Nooks
But why simply update kitchen cabinets and appliances when you can re-envision the entire space? Build an eat-in kitchen that includes a dining bar and space for a table and comfy chairs, this will make the space more warm and inviting, not to mention functional. If you are looking for something a little more quaint, how about a nook? Installed in an area with large windows that overlook views or a garden, a kitchen nook can be a wonderful place to sit and chat with family members, or just to enjoy the morning cup of coffee before your day starts.
What’s Next For Your Kitchen Makeover?
Of course, these ideas just scratch the surface of what’s possible. From kitchen entertainment centers to custom lighting, there is a limitless number of possibilities when it comes to kitchen re-design. If you are thinking about a renovation plan, our team is standing by and can help you with initial design ideas to a CAD drawing that you can take to a contractor to get quotes.