The kitchen is the most popular room in the home to remodel, and there’s no doubt as to why. Being the busiest room in the house, it bears the brunt of abuse from family members as it caters to their collective and individual needs. Over time, tell-tale wear and tear signs negatively impact the kitchen’s appearance. Homeowners desire a kitchen that feels inviting, looks stylish and functions according to their needs.
For some kitchens, simple makeovers can significantly improve their appearance. For others, more complex updates may be necessary to produce positive results. Regardless of the scope of your kitchen remodelling project, the following are some ideas to inspire your kitchen’s design.
Buttercup yellow walls
Buttercup yellow walls make the kitchen feel sunny and bright. This light but vibrant pastel shade instantly transforms a kitchen from a drab space into a cozy, inviting gathering area. Small kitchens appear bigger as light bounces off the walls giving the impression of a larger room. Can’t fully commit to painting all walls in this glorious colour? Paint an accent wall instead and reap the benefits.
Invest in a luxurious countertop that not only pays dividends on your home’s resale value but on a kitchen’s design as well. Marble is one of the most luxurious materials used for kitchen countertops. Marble provides a natural, elegant option for a countertop and makes a stunning addition to a kitchen’s design elements. The material is durable and heat-resistant. A marble countertop has a high price tag, but it’s an investment that’s worth the expense. Other countertop options include granite, quartzite and quartz.
Windows are often overlooked details in a kitchen renovation. Yet, installing new windows can brighten and modernize the kitchen. If you’ve had your windows for a while, opt to size up on new ones. Built for energy efficiency, modern windows are an essential feature for lowering your energy bill. Larger windows add a stylish, luxurious look to the kitchen. The space is also brighter and appears more spacious as the windows increase the inflow of natural light, increasing efficiency within the kitchen.
Create a cozy nook with banquette seating. Banquettes make efficient use of space and are perfect for corners and oddly shaped spaces. A table and additional chairs increase the kitchen’s seating capacity and provide an area for the family to eat, hang out or do homework. Banquettes work with a variety of design styles.
Glass mosaic backsplash
Fashion and exquisite backsplash with glass mosaic tiles. Glass mosaic tiles are versatile and available in a variety of shapes, patterns and textures. They outmatch other types of tiles with the endless array of available colours. Use them to create a pattern that reflects your unique style and personality. Designs can be as simple or as intricate as you like. They are easy to clean, stain-resistant and low maintenance.
Roll-away kitchen island
Islands are versatile pieces of cabinetry that provide extra storage and workspace. But not every kitchen can accommodate one. A table fitted with wheels or a trolley with wheels is just as versatile and practical as a fixed island. Should you wish to construct your own portable kitchen island, bear in mind that the standard height is 36 inches (3ft).
Concealed appliances help produce a sleek, streamlined and minimalist look, currently on-trend in kitchen designs. Tuck appliances away behind cabinet panels, in cubbyholes, wide, deep drawers, appliance cupboards or other smart storage solutions that help keep the kitchen clutter-free.
Statement light fixture
Go bold and dramatic with a statement pendant light fixture suspended above the island. Let your personality shine through your selection and create a focal point in the kitchen. Ensure that your statement piece is appropriately scaled to the area available. Too small a light fixture will be drowned in a large space, while too large a fixture will overwhelm a small kitchen.
Appliances can be both functional and decorative. Make your larger appliances (refrigerator, stove and dishwasher) the showpieces in your kitchen’s design. Manufacturers now offer appliances in an array of colours. Consider paying homage to the 1960s and 1970s with retro colours.
Moody kitchen cabinets
Utilize three complementary shades of grey on your kitchen cabinets for a moody kitchen. The grey tones exude warmth, coziness and a timeless look to the kitchen. Layer your lighting and contrast cabinet colours with walls in a lighter shade to make a stunning design.
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