Your kitchen is arguably the hub of the home. So much can happen in there. From preparation of meals to children doing their homework. A meeting point in a morning or a place to gather and unwind in the evening. When it comes to remodeling any room, it's a good idea to have a plan of what you want to do and achieve. This allows you to stick to exactly what you want. A plan also helps when it comes to the budget and cost of the remodeling. Your kitchen plans need to include a layout of how things are going to look. This is your chance to add any extra storage you want and create a workable space for you and your family. Here are some of the best remodeling ideas for your kitchen.
Open up and update
Making the kitchen into a more open plan area is a great idea to make full use of space. You could also opt for shelves instead of upper cupboards. This can make a smaller kitchen feel much larger. The modern kitchen is all about updating and taking on different trends, and open plan and being unique when it comes to the cupboards could help you to create the overall look.
Striking focal points
When remodeling your kitchen, it's a great idea to have some striking focal points in the room. After all, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms of your home. It deserves the same treatment as any other room would get. An idea would be to add a striking faucet to help create uniqueness. Also, you could consider a feature wall with shelves or prints. A portrait wall full of pictures will always be a striking focal point to the room and a talking point. The sink as well can also be a focal point to a kitchen. Going for something more unique and unusual.
Can you create a dining area?
It depends on the size of your kitchen but if you can fit in some form of dining space in there, then you will reap the rewards. This could be a space to fit a table. Or adding an extension to kitchen work surface which could turn into a breakfast bar. However you decide to do it, a dining area will always make the kitchen more usable and could add value if you ever decide to sell the house.
Think about the lighting.
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms of your home, so it’s essential to think about adequate lighting to match every use. A brighter light to help when cooking, and a lower light for a more calm end to an evening. Dimmer lighting could work well in a kitchen. Spot lights are also a popular choice.
Don’t be afraid of color.
The kitchen is a great place to express your personality through color. You could do that by changing the color of the walls or adding a brighter color to the kitchen itself. This could be done by different colored kitchen cupboard doors.
Let’s hope these ideas inspire you when it comes to remodeling your kitchen.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.