An aesthetic modern looking kitchen has the ability to breathe new life into your home. Not only this but a well designed kitchen also increases the overall value of your home should you choose to sell it in the future.
Kitchen remodeling and renovation is no small task and you need to think long term when planning it. You need something that adds value as well as won’t go out of date soon. It doesn’t require a big budget either, a few small sharply focused upgrades can make your kitchen the eye candy of the house.
Here are some tips to make your kitchen more than just a cooking space :
1. Gather Around ( Tables )
Whether you choose a standalone table or an island style, people need a space to gather around on their dinners or game nights. A kitchen that allows a family to eat and casually sit at the same time will always be more attractive. An island is a great way to achieve more seating space and storage. When choosing an island, go for a storage savvy design that has space to slide stools underneath. Furthermore, if you are looking to make a statement an island in a contrasting color to your kitchen will be eye catching, without exception.
A tired and old counter top can bring down the whole vibe of your kitchen. Due to its vast area it is often overlooked in kitchen renovation. While counter tops are necessary for a great first impression and it’s tempting to look for the trends but granite tops are the most recommended by real estate agents as you get it at a fairly reasonable price and not only it adds the wow factor and gives you flexibility because of its classic look but also makes your kitchen pop.
3. Efficient Machinery & Appliances
Good appliances are the anchor of a kitchen. It increases the functionality of the kitchen and also makes cooking more fun. You cannot go wrong with stainless steel and it always feels luxurious. When buying appliances try to buy slim and minimalist because of its universal appeal and from the same brand or collection for a more cohesive look. If your budget is not too high then we recommend you splurge it on the cooktop and dishwasher.
Nothing comes close to the luxury and comfort of soft close drawers and cabinets. This feature gives an elegant touch of quality, value and reliability and also gives the vibe of a place that has been cared for and cherished. This upgrade can be quite expensive but if your cabinets are just a little dated and you don’t have the budget then we recommend only refacing them. You can reface your kitchen cabinet design by painting it or adding different door handles.
5. Smart Lightning
Although this feature isn’t looked at enough, having good kitchen lighting not only makes it easier to work in a kitchen but also helps you alter the mood as per your guests or just you. Casting a light over your island means you will be blocking your work with a shadow, under cabinet task lights are a good way to control the ambience of the kitchen and keep you working with less eye piercing lights. We also recommend installing lights in your cabinets for better visibility.
6. Choose Your Colors Wisely
When it comes to choosing the color scheme of your kitchen, grey, white and beige are the universal colors and we recommend sticking to them for the walls, ceiling and floor. This makes it easy to upgrade for you or if you decide to sell your house. If your heart still yearns for a splash of red, funky bar stools, bright colored coffee machines and catching pendant light and other accessories of the sorts can do the trick. Adding colors to your kitchen can create a welcoming aura, it has also been shown to increase your appetite and make cooking enjoyable.