It’s always a good time to think about your next remodeling project. But instead of following the same old trends and ideas, why not find some new inspiration? In terms of kitchens — one of the most popular areas of the home to remodel — there are always exciting things happening. Here are 5 popular kitchen remodeling ideas you might want to consider for your next project.
1. Open storage
Kitchen cabinets are great, and they’re not going anywhere. But there’s a contemporary alternative that’s proven to be more than just a passing fad. Open storage solutions are nice because they give the room a more open and spacious feel. They also put your kitchenware on display, and prevent you from having to open and close cabinet doors constantly. You do have to keep your kitchen ware neatly stored, however, as you don’t have those doors to hide disorganized spaces!
You probably don’t think of ceilings when you think of kitchen renovations, but that’s exactly why we mention it. You can easily install vinyl ceiling tiles that are made to look antique or contemporary, giving you a new element of color and texture. Everybody thinks about renovating their kitchen floors to change the look and feel of the space, but doing something interesting with your ceiling can also have far-reaching effects.
You might not actually be splashing sauce all over your walls, but if you do any amount of cooking, you know that the walls eventually do get dirty — especially around the main cooking areas. A backsplash is a great flourish because it’s easy to clean and it looks great. Installing a backsplash is also once of those projects that many people are able to do themselves with fairly good results — although if you want to be sure it’s done right, hiring a professional is still a good idea.
4. Laminate countertops
Like tile, countertops can now be purchased using modern materials such as laminate, but with the convincing appearance of more expensive natural materials. A laminate countertop that mimics the appearance of natural stone or wood, for example, gives you that aesthetic value while retaining all the practicality and affordability of synthetic materials.
5. A new sink
Like entryways, sinks can have a surprising impact on the overall effect. Homeowners often pay more attention to kitchen layouts, appliances and other renovations — these are all great renovations, but don’t forget that sink. It’s something you use perhaps more than any other amenity in your home, and there are a whole array of styles and materials that can really change your kitchen for the better. A sleek apron-front sink, for example, is spacious and functional, and looks fantastic in most kitchens.
Where are all the good contractors?
Finding someone to renovate your kitchen can seem like a daunting experience, but if you stick to the basic and look for reputable contractors who have been around awhile, you’re likely to find a good option in your area. Just remember to have all your questions answered, and find a company who is both professional and friendly throughout the whole process — even if you don’t end up hiring them!