This is a post by Louise about home remodeling.
The kitchen is the central hub of the home, now more than ever with COVID-19 keeping people in their houses. Whether families spend a lot of time in the kitchen or are just rushing through, it is often a busy meeting place. As a result, it receives plenty of traffic. When you are ready for a change, looking to switch up your look, or preparing to sell your house, a kitchen remodel can be amazing for your home. Let’s look at today’s top kitchen remodel ideas.
The Cabinets are Crucial
Kitchen cabinets are probably the most critical components of a kitchen, and redoing them may be the cornerstone of your remodeling dreams. They can determine the feel of the entire room, whether it is due to their color or their style. Once you have finished your cabinets, you can mix and match appliances, flooring, countertops, and backsplashes to meet your needs. In the world of kitchen cabinets there is something for every budget and style, from RTA (ready-to-assemble) to custom cabinets. This ultimate guide about cabinets is the most comprehensive guide I’ve found on the topic.
The Kitchen Island Revolution
An island can invigorate your entire kitchen. No matter the shape or size of your room, an island can transform the look and function of the space. You will want to consider the purpose of the island, though, to figure out how large it will be, as well as the seating arrangement and features you will need. With islands having more functional uses than ever, they can be the centerpiece of your remodel.
Maybe Marble Countertops
Marble has a look of elegance, class, and strength. Why not incorporate it into your remodeling plans, through marble countertops? With such a wide variety of tones, you can adapt this material to fit any style or scheme you are considering, and it is an affordable choice of material.
Update your Hardware
Often, cabinetry begins to look duller and run down as the hardware starts to fade, break, or scratch. Changing out your old knobs and handles for new metal components can make your kitchen look fresh again. There are multiple varieties of metal out there to choose from, and you can tailor the hardware to meet any kitchen remodel style.
Replace Those Cabinet Doors
Instead of redoing your entire cabinet, replace the doors. Doors can fade over time and create a dingy, scruffy look in your kitchen. While the cabinet interior will remain the same, you can choose from many different door colors and textures to craft the exact look you want.
Switch Out Your Flooring
The flooring of a kitchen can be a major component in the remodeling process. Many designers choose hardwood or synthetic wood that replicates the look of natural wood. You can select a color depending on how much foot traffic your kitchen gets, as well as your overall scheme. Common wood choices include oak, hickory, walnut, and maple.
Try Contrasting Countertops with Cabinets
In the last few years, contrasting lighter granite, marble, or quartz countertops with dark cabinets has been popular. If you are looking for a sleek, modern feel to your kitchen, this should do the trick.
Now is a perfect time for remodeling or updating your kitchen. Updating parts of the kitchen or the entire room is fun and exciting, and these remodeling ideas can send you on your way.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.