Kitchen Renovations

Ideas for updating your kitchen space, including new appliances, cabinets, countertops, and layout changes.

Kitchen renovations can breathe new life into your home, transforming the heart of your living space. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create a kitchen that combines functionality, style, and comfort. Renovating your kitchen offers numerous benefits, including increased property value, improved efficiency, and a more enjoyable cooking experience.

A kitchen renovation typically involves several key aspects. First, consider the layout and flow of the space. Assess whether any walls can be removed or openings widened to create a more open and inviting atmosphere. Introducing an island can provide additional workspace, storage, and a gathering place for family and friends.

Next, focus on cabinets and countertops. Update your cabinetry with fresh finishes or consider replacing them altogether. Choose high-quality materials that align with your style preferences, such as sleek modern designs or rustic farmhouse aesthetics. Complement your cabinets with stunning countertops made of durable materials like quartz, or marble.

Appliances play a crucial role in any kitchen renovation. Upgrading to energy-efficient models not only reduces utility costs but also brings a modern touch. Consider features like smart technology, touchscreen displays, or chef-inspired functionalities to elevate your cooking experience.

Lighting is another essential aspect of kitchen renovations. Incorporate a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to enhance functionality and create a warm and inviting ambiance. Install under-cabinet lighting to illuminate workspace areas and select decorative pendant lights to add a stylish focal point. Don’t forget the warmth or coolness of the bulbs you choose can also play a part in the overall aesthetic of the kitchen.

Finally, don’t overlook the importance of the backsplash. Whether you opt for classic subway tiles, vibrant mosaics, or sleek stainless steel, a well-designed backsplash can add personality and protect your walls from splashes and stains. Another option is choosing to bring the countertop stone up the wall for a classy look. 

Overall, kitchen renovations offer endless possibilities to create a space that reflects your style, maximizes functionality, and brings joy to your daily routines. Updating your kitchen space can transform the look and functionality of your home. Here are some ideas to consider for updating your kitchen:

  1. Appliances: Updating your appliances can be one simple way to bring new life into your kitchen space. This client wanted to go for a more modern look with their kitchen renovation. She chose the Samsung Bespoke refrigerator to bring her vision to life. With changeable front panels and a flush door design, it definitely achieves that modern elegance she wanted.
  2. Cabinets: The client had outdated, 1980’s cabinets and wanted to have a complete redesign. With these sleek cabinets from Homecrest Cabinetry, we were able to design the kitchen of their dreams. The door panel style is Chalet, which offers a contemporary look with clean lines.
  3. Install open shelving: Instead of upper cabinets throughout the kitchen, they wanted open shelving above the peninsula for a modern and airy feel. This is a great space for decor or easy access for your most-used items.
  4. Mix cabinet finishes: Combine different finishes, such as a darker color for the lower cabinets and a lighter color for the upper cabinets. This client went with three different finishes from Homecrest, Anchor, Willow, and Peacock, to separate the mudroom bench from the main kitchen space and to add visual interest between the L-shaped peninsula and the pantry corner and upper cabinets.
  5. Countertops: Upgrading existing granite or formica countertops can really bring a kitchen to a whole new level. Choosing durable and low-maintenance materials like quartz or marble, which offer a wide range of colors and patterns. The subtle gray veining of this Calacatta Statuario Quartz countertop really ties the various cabinet and tile colors together.
  6. Layout changes: Consider opening up your space by taking down walls or changing the placement of your cabinets. We removed 2 walls from this project, one dividing the kitchen and mudroom and the other between the kitchen and dining room. This new open concept kitchen ties into the client’s desire for a modern kitchen as well as bringing in more natural light throughout the space.

  7. Kitchen island: Install an island if you have enough space. It provides additional storage, workspace, and can serve as a casual dining area. This client also wanted to add a peninsula for added seating for entertaining. This creates a great space for family and friends to gather and create lasting memories in your new kitchen.
  8. Pendant lights: Install pendant lights above the kitchen island or sink to add a decorative and functional element. The client wanted matte black fixtures and hardware in the kitchen. These lights from Wayfair bring an elegant look while still keeping with the modern design aesthetic.
  9. Backsplash: Choose from a wide variety of tile options, or quartz to match your countertop, to create a stylish and easy-to-clean backsplash. Consider subway tiles, mosaic patterns, or even bold designs to add a focal point. The client chose this tile from Wellfleet in Eucalyptus in a vertical stacked pattern. It really works with the lines of the cabinets and brings the eye up, making this kitchen look taller and more open.
  10. Remember to consider your personal style, budget, and the overall aesthetics of your home when selecting the elements for your kitchen update. Our designers can help you navigate the many options presented to you and help guide you through the entire design process.

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