Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen
Whether you’re ready for a complete makeover or just smaller changes, these remodelling ideas will help you design a stylish, elegant and functional kitchen. Just remember – as the heart of your home, your kitchen deserves nothing but the best.
Add a coat of fresh paint
Repainting your kitchen is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to introduce a sense of novelty and liven up the ambiance. Not only will you freshen up the walls and remove greasy stains, but you’ll also give it a completely new, stylish look. When choosing a colour palette, you can go with a timeless neutral scheme of beiges, whites and greys for the backdrop. This will later on allow you to create a chic contrast by introducing darker hues for your cabinets or countertops. Of course, you can go with an all-white kitchen to create an elegant and serene look and then introduce pops of vibrant colours for smaller details.
Consider rearranging the layout
Since you spend a lot of time performing everyday tasks in your kitchen, it should feature a functional and practical design. If you always have troubles getting around your kitchen, you should consider rearranging the elements and creating a more functional layout. However, you should keep the sink and the appliances in the same place to avoid having to change your plumbing or wiring. There are different types of kitchen layouts, so you should find one that fits your space. While the L-shaped kitchen layout will help you use your corner space, the galley layout with two parallel countertops is more appropriate for smaller kitchens.
Update your door or windows
When it comes to kitchen renovations, you have plenty of options, ranging from smaller upgrades to a complete makeover. Replacing your windows or internal door is often disregarded, but this type of change can help you both restyle your kitchen and improve the energy-efficiency of your home. You can opt for sliding doors to save space in your kitchen, use glass internal doors for a modern look or go with a barn door to give your kitchen a rustic flair. As for windows, you can install energy-efficient ones to reduce your energy consumption while experimenting with the design.
Experiment with different materials
If you’ve decided to go with a major kitchen remodel, you can completely change the materials in your kitchen. You can combine different materials to create an authentic look that will add character to your space. From hardwood floors and repurposed wooden cabinets to natural stone tile and marble countertops, you can mix and match for a unique visual appeal. Combining modern stainless steel appliances with natural materials will add an organic touch to your kitchen and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can also experiment with finishes – a matte finish and muted tones will help you create a simple yet elegant look.
Replace the appliances
Kitchen appliances are some of the most important elements in your kitchen, so it goes without saying that they need to function properly. This is an opportunity to choose energy-efficient appliances and save on your bills. You shouldn’t hesitate to spend a bit more on your kitchen appliances because this is a long-term investment. However, you need to make sure that the appliances you buy are certified and functional. For example, efficient Maytag dishwashers are Energy Star certified, have the most powerful engine on the market and offer several different functions, such as quick wash and PowerBlast cycle
that removes stuck-on food. It’s essential that you go with a reliable brand in order get durable and efficient appliances.
Style up the décor
Elevating your kitchen décor will add a final touch and create an authentic look. You have a variety of interesting options when it comes to kitchen decorations. You can introduce a specific theme and style, such as Moroccan-inspired, vintage, rustic-chic, natural-modern or country design. You can display your collectibles in an antique cupboard or proudly exhibit your stunning dishes on shelves. You can introduce enticing lighting fixtures, such as a lush chandelier or vintage lamps, add fresh flowers or houseplants or hang beautiful artwork. You can be creative as much as you want, but make sure not to clutter and to fit the general style and design of the kitchen.
With these remodelling ideas, you’ll create a kitchen that exudes elegance and sophistication and features a functional design.