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Consider the possibility of a beautiful new kitchen...
Consider the possibility of a beautiful new kitchen adorned with stainless steel appliances, sparkling new backsplashes and countertops, and innovative storage solutions such as a wine rack, pull-out cookie sheet racks and pull-out spice racks.
Here are some tips for the latest in kitchen design.
Appliances, all colors, designs, and functions can make your kitchen spectacular.
You might like some of the amazing new appliances on the market, including built-in refrigerator cabinets, or Bosch’s “quietest dishwasher ever,” or the new GE Café Series French Door oven, designed for access for heavier pans.
Smart appliances give you time and freedom.
Other possibilities for an exciting, new kitchen are smart appliances—appliances that seem to do their own thinking. There is integrated music and lighting that adds magic to the room. Other intriguing choices are a boiling water tap and a Zip Tap that can transform water to boiling, chilled, or sparkling water at the push of a button. Or, you might like wifi-ready appliances that let you control your kitchen when you are away from home.
Backsplashes and countertops make for an upscale, beautiful kitchen.
Be creative with your new backsplash, using interesting patterns and thematic designs. It might be made of glass tile, mosaic tile, subway tile (both white and black), or the latest in solid materials and metallic tiles. Or, you might like marble, travertine onyx, or limestone for other creative options.
For the latest in countertop crazes, consider quartz, or the ever-popular granite. Both make a stunning presence in a kitchen, and both have that popular cold surface required for rolling out dough or pastry. And, both provide durability and beauty.
And, how about some color in the kitchen.
Color is in—bold vibrant colors, contrasting colors, pastel colors—all are trending. The key is to make a personal statement of what you like and want to live with. While blue is the most popular choice for kitchens, you can do your own thing. Bright pops of color, contrasting with wood grain, concrete, and other natural materials works well for adding drama.
Lighting can give your kitchen an amazing, dramatic impact.
Pendant lights are particularly popular right now. Use them along with other direct-beam lights to illuminate work areas and add drama to the kitchen.
Use recess lighting with LED bulb upgrades under the cabinets to illuminate counters and work areas. LEDs are now affordable and use a fraction of the power of traditional recess bulbs without generating any heat. LEDs are more energy efficient, safer, and have a long life. Additionally, you can install recessed downlights over the sink and cook top for added convenience in food preparation.
Chandeliers can also be used in combination with the above. With all these possibilities, you can create an exciting atmosphere and set a wonderful mood for entertaining. Don’t overlook the value of great lighting in the kitchen.
A custom-designed look adds tremendous value to your kitchen.
Fill in the area above the cabinets with faux-cabinets covered with crown moldings to add height and spaciousness to your kitchen. Add architectural details with custom trim on cabinets under the countertops and molding between cabinets. And, corner molding will finish off the look and separate spaces.
Contact us at Superior Renovations & Construction and we’ll be happy to help you plan and build the perfect kitchen.
To ensure your biggest bang for the buck when remodeling your kitchen, keep these goals in mind:
• Add value by making sure your kitchen will still look current three years from now. Make remodeling choices that will continue to be “in.”
• Make sure your kitchen fits within your house as you make progress on a multi-year plan for remodeling.
Here are some suggestions that add great value to your home:
1. Add spaciousness and openness to your kitchen!
Today’s architects and remodeling experts are great at designing kitchens that merge with dining rooms and family rooms (or other living spaces), creating a more open, friendly space for guests and family.This is called a great room.The great room is perfect for entertaining since it allows people to mingle and visit with hosts while food is being prepared in the kitchen area.The chef isn’t isolated in a closed-off kitchen.The room appears and functions as a more spacious living area because of the elimination of walls and doors.You can see out windows from all directions and enjoy the natural light that flows into the room.
Open-concept floor plans make the kitchen the heart of the home where multiple activities take place at the same time.The spacious, open area is perfect for keeping an eye on children playing, doing homework or working on the computer while parents are doing their thing in another part of the large room.
2. More and more home owners want an abundance of natural light in the kitchen.
Natural light floods in with open-concept-designed kitchens - Open-concept floor plans can bring lots of natural light into homes. One way is through windows throughout a “great room”—what is created by eliminating walls and doors that separate the kitchen from the dining room and family room (or other living space). This open area becomes a spacious, multiple-use room with light streaming in from windows all around it. And, there are other advantages: not only does natural lighting save money on utility bills, but it is aesthetically pleasing due to the dynamic quality of light as the color and intensity change throughout the day.
3. Add an island to your kitchen for extra workspace!
Because many kitchens don’t have much workspace, one trending, remodeling idea that likely will be popular indefinitely is the kitchen island.
The advantage of having a kitchen island
One thing you don’t want to forget to add to your remodeling list is a kitchen island. Not only does it add workspace, it makes for great entertaining as people sit around the island while you host family and friends. And, a kitchen island adds storage space and places to add luxuries like a second sink, a wine fridge, or a stovetop if you like.
4. What’s trending in kitchen countertops?
Quartz is the answer.
It’s one of the best choices for countertops available today. Quartz is non-porous, so it has a lower risk of staining than other countertop materials. It also is extremely durable, resisting both chipping and cracking much better than other countertop types such as concrete and granite. And, it comes in a variety of colors, so you have greater freedom in your design choices.
5. Customers want open shelving in the kitchen.
Open shelving in kitchens has become a popular trend recently.
One point made in the argument for open shelving is that using it to add personalized, decorative items gives the kitchen— or now popularly called a great room when an open-concept floor plan is used—a more living-room-like feel.That’s appropriate for the large room that serves as a dining room and family room or living room as well, allowing for a design style that incorporates all three functions. It’s also especially popular in kitchen islands because of the ease of use, and open shelving also allows for the placement of plants which is a trend that ties in with the open-concept goal of bringing the outdoors inside.
6. Consumers are looking for more color in the kitchen.
Bold, vibrant color schemes, pastel color schemes, contrasting color schemes—all are trending. Color is in style for kitchens.
Personalization is the key—to make a personal statement—and color is one of the means for accomplishing a personalized kitchen. Blue in the kitchen is a popular choice— all shades of blue. Another concept calls for the use of bright pops of color to lighten up cooking areas and more subdued colors in entertaining areas. Kitchen appliances are taking on color too, including pastel shades of blue, green, pink and multiple bold colors.
Contrasting with this popular use of color are wood grains, concrete, and other natural materials.And, still in, the industrial look with its use of metal, contrasts well with color.
7. A simple coat of paint can create an entirely different room.
Painting is one of the first principles of home remodeling.The simple solution of repainting a kitchen can create the ambience you want, and open up the space.White, off-white, and neutrals can create an open, airy feeling; while warm colors can suggest a comfortable, friendly coziness. Using color to create a new look is a first, great beginning when remodeling.
8. Smart appliances make it big in kitchen design and construction.
Can you imagine all the possibilities?
Well, here are some. First there is integrated music and lighting that can all be controlled by one central hub. Next, a boiling water tap could be considered a necessity to some people. Speaking of water, Zip Tap can transform water to boiling, chilled, or sparkling water at the push of a button.
Would you like wifi-ready appliances that let you control your kitchen when you’re not home? And, there are such things as the Amazon Dash button and Google Home that enable you to set reminders, find a recipe, order products, play music at the touch of a button or the sound of a voice.
We at Superior Renovations & Construction look forward to meeting with you to help create the perfect kitchen. Give us a call at 281-410-5292 and we’ll set up an appointment. We look forward to serving you.