Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
If you are looking to do a major kitchen remodel, you will have a lot to think about if you want to create a fresh new look. To that end, here are some ideas you could keep in mind to help elevate the project from a simple redecoration to a true transformation.
You Don't Have to Keep Things in the Same Place
When you are planning your kitchen remodel, don't be afraid to take a step back and think big. For example, you don't have to keep the cabinets in the same spot and the same is true for your stove, oven, and any other appliances. This is your opportunity to move absolutely everything around to create a better flow throughout the entire room. Give yourself more space to maneuver by the stove or fridge or place the burners right on top of your island to create a centralized cooking space.
Build a Breakfast Bar or Nook
One way to add a premium feature that can increase the value of your home while also adding something practical that you are likely to use every day is to add a breakfast bar or nook. Your family will have a dedicated area away from the main kitchen table to eat some cereal or scrambled eggs every morning, and many of the things you need to get breakfast started in the morning will be conveniently located in one space.
Get Creative With Color
If you want your kitchen to really stand out and become a key feature of your home, you might want to step up the decor by adding additional visual flair. One idea is to use a common kitchen color such a dull gray or a light pastel throughout most of the room, but then add much more vibrant pockets of color in key areas. For example, you could add a vibrant design that uses yellow or some other bright color to call attention to the backsplash. Adding vibrant color in the right locations can help call attention to the new premium features that you are installing. Even if you can't afford to go all out with the actual new installations, you can use color to go from having a dull-looking kitchen to one that looks like it was designed by Martha Stewart herself.
If you want to take your kitchen to the next level during your upcoming remodel, you might want some professional help. Reach out to a company like Wolf Exteriors & Remodeling that offers kitchen remodeling services today for more information.