The Latest Trends in Kitchen Remodeling
Whatever the reason you’re pursuing kitchen remodeling initiatives, you should take note of emerging trends that will surely beef up your property’s equity. While most renovations pay off, you shouldn’t be too outlandish to the point of impracticality. Lay out a plan and work within budget. You need not worry about feeling guilty about replacing those boring cabinets with updated and funkier ones.
Jump into the bandwagon and keep abreast with today’s most sought-after kitchen design trends. Doing so will surely make your kitchen the envy of many. The good thing about kitchen remodeling is that such results in appreciation of your property’s value regardless if the economy is slumped or at its peak.
To help you stay on top of things, here are some few kitchen design trends that will surely boost your property’s resale value:
DIY is in the ‘In’ Thing
To revitalize and upgrade your kitchen’s look, you need not always replace items or overhaul the whole kitchen. Most times, all it takes is a little creativity and ingenuity to make things work. Kitchen cabinetry replacements can be very expensive especially if you’re having them custom-made by a pro. DIY refacing is the becoming the trend these days which could be performed without depleting your savings. Painting, staining, incorporating molding and applique patterns to old cabinets are just some ways you could uplift your kitchen’s look. Engaging into such a project with your family can also be a great way to spend quality time.
People often ignore the importance of good lighting in the home. If you have not thought about incorporating such in your remodeling activities, reconsider. A room can have all the bells and whistles but without a good lighting, you are not uncovering the room’s full potential. Good lighting can transform a room’s aura dramatically and provide the warmth no furniture can ever provide. There is a wide variety of luminaries available today in different shapes, sizes, hues and tones. You can choose those that complement the kitchen counters, backsplashes, appliances and furniture. Use a combination of white and dimmer-adjustable yellow lights to allow lighting according to preference. And if you care about the environment, better go green with LED options since they are more energy efficient than compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). They provide good lighting while saving on energy consumption. They last for years too which is why more and more people are making the much-needed switch.
High-Tech Products Rule
Today’s homes are now technology-driven. Appliances and cabinet doors can now be operated with light finger-touching buttons. Lighting is equipped with sound sensors and can be turned on and off by clapping. Induction stoves are gaining popularity because they are more energy efficient since no heat is wasted to cook. They are also safer to use since the heat is directly transferred to the cookware which won’t get your hand burnt while cooking.
Shiny Hardware for a Polished Look
Stainless steel door handles and pulls, sinks, and appliances are the more popular choice these days because they are sleeker and cleaner to look at. They project uniformity and are much easier to maintain. Since they are rust-proof, they also last longer.