Modern Kitchen Remodel: From Outdated to Dream Space
Older style kitchens frequently lack space and functionality, are outdated in appearance and generally considered unappealing by modern standards. Since your kitchen is a focal point for quality family time in your home, and also a primary selling point for overall value, then it is a room that certainly deserves much thought and planning when considering a remodel.
The Planning Phase
When considering a redesign of an older style kitchen to a modern kitchen design, there are several key components to consider. These include the amount of aisle space and counter top work space, lighting and also storage. Its important to be realistic about the fixtures and components involved realistic as well as how much space you have available to make a kitchen functional, rather than remodeling for looks alone.
Creating the Illusion of Space
If your old kitchen is small there are ways to create an illusion of space. Take advantage of the architectural features in the room. For example, raise cabinets and shelving all the way up to the ceiling. This not only draws the eye upward and opens up the room, but also creates extra valuable storage space in your new modern kitchen. This trick alone carries much appeal in a modern kitchen remodel.
You can also maximize the space you have by creative uses of storage or by removing a wall, or remodeling outward into other rooms or areas in your home. With our kitchen remodel design team here at Classic Home Improvements, we can help you custom tailor the modern kitchen of your dreams.
Other ways to make to space appear larger is by adding a window or a skylight.
Focus on Flooring
Hard wood flooring is popular in modern kitchens right now. Tile is a great modern choice as well. However, we’ll help you choose the best flooring for your needs and to match the existing decor not being remodeled.
If going with tile, we suggest choosing large tiles with minimal grout lines rather than smaller or mosaic-style tiles. Vinyl flooring is not a good choice for a modern kitchen remodel.
Modern kitchens usually have a fancy back splash. There are many ways to do this but the most common in a modern kitchen is tile or brick. But some homeowners opt for a wood grain laminate. Again, we can consult you on the best options for you to choose from.
Counter tops, Shelves and Cabinets
As mentioned, cabinets and shelving that go all the way to the ceiling are good in a modern kitchen remodel, but color choices are crucial as well. Colors and materials run the gamut in a modern kitchen from white to black, and stone to wood. It all really depends on the rest of your home. It’s important that your modern kitchen blends and enhances your home rather than stick out like a modern sore thumb among nearby older style, outdated rooms
With counter tops, it’s ideal continue the modern style theme of clean and simple. Take advantage of current stone counter top trends and opt for a sleek, solid white or black counter top. Counter tops with lots of veining or natural details are beautiful in a large expansive kitchen but might feel overwhelming in a smaller kitchen. Solid colors tend to open the space up and carry the eye onward.
A Gorgeous Modern Kitchen
For homeowners who feel discouraged by an old outdated kitchen, know that a quality design and a great contractor can create for you a gorgeous modern kitchen of your dreams. Call us for a free modern kitchen remodel consultation and/or schedule a time to meet for a walk through and a price quote for your modern kitchen remodeling project. Call (888) 763-3376.