A Recipe of Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen
Even more than other rooms in the home, an outdated kitchen affects our lives at least a few times a day, and especially on festive occasions and holidays when we most need a space that functions well. A lack of countertop space and storage can make cooking and cleanup frustrating. Space planning that closes off the kitchen from the rest of your home means it’s harder to entertain. And, if you have children at home, a kitchen that doesn’t welcome the whole family into the space can be limiting for busy morning and evening routines prepping for school and homework.
A kitchen remodel is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A remodeled kitchen dramatically enhances daily living by adding order, efficiency, and beauty to your surroundings. It also increases the overall value of your home, a key consideration for those planning to sell their home in the future.
Enhance the Functionality
Space planning in a kitchen is essential to how it feels and functions when you’re prepping, cooking, cleaning, or entertaining. A kitchen with carefully thought out placement of appliances, countertops, and cabinetry – and of the kitchen’s relationship to the rest of the home – will feel smart and effortless to use and share. If you live in a home with a view, you may decide to reorient the kitchen layout to take more advantage of natural surroundings, or open the kitchen up to beautiful outdoor living space.
Abundant storage is the stuff that dreams are made of in most people’s ideal kitchen. With enough storage, you can easily find what you need and keep your space clean and clutter-free, particularly important if you have a kitchen open to a living space. Custom cabinetry can be designed to streamline your kitchen with space tailor made to your specifications. If you’re a baker, perhaps you’d like a special place to store baking pans and equipment. If you love coffee, a hidden niche for all the supplies is a joy to open every morning. San Diego kitchen designers will guide you to unexpected places to find space for storage, including your kitchen island and walk-in pantries.
Top end appliances are a must for the home chef, and make life a lot easier even for those of us who usually prefer to eat out! Appliances that are built to last will instantly level up your kitchen’s performance for daily use and for special events. A skilled designer will elegantly integrate your appliances for a streamlined look and feel.
Kitchen Trends and Aesthetics
While envisioning a kitchen that functions better is appealing, reimagining the way your kitchen looks is also an inspiring reason to remodel. Design should always start with what makes sense in your home and what feels right to your personal expression. From that beginning, you could be inspired by some of these recent trends in kitchen design.
- Kitchen Islands with Color: Painted cabinetry makes a splash in the centerpiece of your kitchen
- Handmade Kitchen Tiles: Elements with craftsmanship make your space feel more “human”
- Butcher Block Countertops: The earthiness of the butcher block countertop is making a comeback
- Mixed Kitchen Metals: One of those details that makes an impression with subtlety
- Open Shelving: Display some of your favorite pottery or cookbooks
- Two Tone Cabinets: No need to pick one color and stick with it – try a duo!
- Slab Backsplashes: Try this modern and sleek alternative to tile
- Statement Lighting: Bring illumination to your space with something glimmering and bold
Family Gathering Space
The kitchen has evolved as the heart of the home, a family gathering place where we cook, talk, study, and create memories. With an open kitchen design, parents can take care of daily kitchen needs while keeping an eye on kids doing homework or playing in the backyard. Many families today choose to eat most meals together in the kitchen and reserve the dining space for guests. Whatever your family style is, a kitchen designer can help you achieve a kitchen that embraces it.
A kitchen remodel will make your daily life easier and more enjoyable, while making your home more inviting and valuable. Working with our experienced professional designers, you’ll have a guide through every detail of the kitchen remodeling process, from space planning to selecting materials. Contact us to get started on your dream kitchen remodel.