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A Guide to Kitchen Remodeling

June 22, 2018

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you have so many options that it can be tough to know where to start. The kitchen is often the most-used room in the house, and it has many functions. Making sure your design looks good, works for you and will last for years is your goal.

 

 

 

Below, we’ve helped you narrow down your choices down to only the trendiest, most up-to-date options for designing your perfect kitchen.

 

Colors and Textures in Kitchen Remodeling

 

The industrial, stainless steel look for ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves is getting old. Instead, go for a sleek and modern feel in your kitchen with black, bronze, brass or gold appliances. Another way to integrate these metallic tones is through a copper hood and/or sink.

 

Brass and gold fixtures go well with a white kitchen. Light-colored counters and backsplashes can also be a great way to provide balance with dark cabinets. Another way to play with the contrast between light and dark is to go for light walls and cabinets with a dark floor stain. 

 

A color to stay away from, however, is the overused greige. While neutrals tend to go with everything, your kitchen could use a touch more color, such as gray-blue or gray-green. 

 

Also consider materials and textures when designing your kitchen. You can’t go wrong with red-brown wood because it goes with so many different colors, but if you want something unique, a pecky cypress wood finish can create a rustic look. 

 

Storage in Style

 

When you see pictures of open shelving holding items like a plant and pair of brass candlesticks, you may think it looks nice. But you want to maximize the space in your kitchen, so you can’t waste precious shelf space on knick-knacks and antique kitchen utensils. To get the stylish look of open shelving while still being practical, put your collectibles on the top shelf and leave the rest for everyday items.

 

Another style-conscious storage tip is to ditch pot racks for spacious, multi-tiered drawers. Pot racks tend to collect dust, and stowing your pots and pans in large drawers gives the kitchen a less cluttered and more minimalist look.

 

Creative Countertops

 

Granite and quartz are always classics when it comes to countertops, but if you’re on a budget, laminate countertops can provide the same look at a lower price. Wood countertops are another good option as well. Also, mixed-material countertops can provide contrast, such as a light-colored wood mixed with granite or marble. 

 

Stylish Sinks

 

If your kitchen is large enough, an apron-front sink is timeless, but you don’t have to just stick with the classic white. If you want to go bold, colorful sinks alone or paired with a vibrant backsplash can be a focal point in the kitchen. 

For a more modern look, consider getting a sink that is built into the countertop and made of the same material. This creates a flowing, minimalist look. 

 

If this still seems like a lot of options when you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you’re right. But Falk Construction can help make the seemingly overwhelming process of designing your perfect kitchen easy and enjoyable. Call us today to get started planning your dream kitchen.

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