Whether you live alone or with a family, the kitchen is the busiest room in your house. From the strong coffee you make every morning to the glass of water you take every night before bed, a lot of time is spent in this room. It makes perfect sense that you want to remodel this room into a beautiful, elegant, and functional space.
That said, kitchen remodeling isn't easy, and you'll need to do proper planning and coordination. To ease the process a bit, here are three ideas to consider.
Create Plenty of Storage
You cannot go wrong with some extra storage space. If you have a large kitchen, you can install befitting cabinetry, a kitchen island with storage, and hanging open shelves for easier access. If you have a small kitchen that cannot accommodate a kitchen island and has limited space for cabinetry, you may prioritize hanging shelves as they work well in tight spaces.
Currently, invisible kitchens are trending, so consider incorporating some clever storage into your remodel. For example, you may install inside cupboard doors to keep some utensils you don't use daily in good condition. Overall, there are limitless options for storage, so consider what works best for you.
Think Carefully About the Cabinets
Cabinets take up massive space in your kitchen. Whether they are upper or lower cabinets, they can significantly transform the appearance of the entire place.
One thing to consider is the material to use for your new cabinets. Generally, wood cabinets are the most common, but you can also choose other materials, such as stainless, steel, aluminum, laminates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets. If you're working with professional kitchen remodeling contractors, they will advise you on the most suitable material, depending on your specific needs.
However, don't just install the cabinets and stop there. Instead, customize them to reflect your personal style. There are different cabinetry designs you can choose from, including glass or laminate doors to show off your expensive china collection or textured glass panels with unique designs to make the place classier.
Get Creative with Lighting
Being creative (and smart!) with lighting systems is one of the most effective ways to transform your kitchen and highlight working areas or specific features. You can combine ambient and task light systems in different spots of your kitchen to achieve maximum effect.
The options for lighting fixtures are limitless. You can have pendant lights over your dining area or kitchen island to bring out that wow factor. The dining areas would also work well with dimmers, especially if you and your loved ones spend a lot of time there eating dinners. For ambient use, chandeliers are a good option.