Kitchen design trends change often, which may prompt you to seek some updates that will make your kitchen more modern and inviting. Your personalized kitchen design plans can include adding a centralized location that will bring you and your family together and providing walls, cabinetry, and lighting with a facelift.
A Central Feature
A kitchen that contains wall appliances and cabinetry may lack the warmth you prefer. If you do not have enough space for a full-sized dining table, you may be inclined to choose a streamlined kitchen island instead. A kitchen island can be used to increase storage space, supply you with a viable way to prepare and cook meals, and provide an area for you and your loved ones to congregate.
Your remodeling contractor can install an island that will coincide with the other items that are within your kitchen. For instance, if the countertops that are currently within the kitchen are constructed of granite slabs, your contractor can incorporate the same type of granite into the design of the island. A new island can be equipped with decorative bar stools or straight-back chairs.
A Facelift For The Room
The simple act of changing the color of the walls or swapping out the face of each cabinet will instantly add new life to your kitchen. Choose some colors and textures that you prefer. If the walls are currently white or a neutral tone, pick a paint color that is more vibrant or that contains a texturizing agent.
Adding strips of border paper along the top or bottom of each wall will add symmetry to your kitchen design, plus will increase the aesthetical interest value of each wall. Your contractor can provide you with color swatches, which will help you choose a paint color and texture.
Cabinetry can have veneers added to their doors. Choosing to have veneers added to existing cabinets will keep remodeling costs down. The veneers may make each cabinet look brand new. If you have standard lighting in your kitchen, having track lighting or a chandelier installed can change the way your kitchen looks at night.
Track lighting can be added over your stove or sink or can be installed directly over the new kitchen island. A chandelier can be suspended from the area where your family will be seated around the island or can be used to increase lighting along one side of the kitchen.
Contact a professional to learn more about kitchen design.