Concerning older kitchens, frequently the first thoughts that come to mind are a lack of space and functionality, outdated, and generally unappealing. The kitchen is often the main selling point in a home, and that’s difficult in a home with an outdated kitchen because it can make buyers turn and run in the opposite direction, regardless of the rest of a home. Certainly there’s a little more planning and creativity involved in the design and renovation of a kitchen versus a simple kitchen remodel. But it’s usually worth the extra effort as it can truly become an outstanding new feature in your home.
Modern Kitchen Design
Modern kitchen designs are sleek, smooth and minimalist in detail. Not a lot of ornate wood working or complexities. Finishes are more slick, simple and functional. They feature curved and rounded edges, darker colors on counters. Dark brown “espresso” color floors and white cabinets are popular favorites.
The Planning Phase
When first beginning a redesign of an older outdated kitchen, there are several key components to be considered. These include the amount of aisle space and overall workspace, lighting and the amount of storage. It’s important to be realistic about how much space is needed to make a kitchen functional, rather than only going for style only. If you want to go really big you can remove a wall for an open floor plan modern kitchen.
Countertops and Cabinets
When it comes to counters, granite countertops and marble countertops are elegant options, while concrete, limestone and stainless steel counters are a little trendier. For a bit of color, add a bright mosaic tile backsplash or pick out a vibrant wood floor finish. Cabinets tend to be darker in color, solid faced and functional. For homeowners who feel discouraged by their outdated kitchen, remember that a quality design can create a gorgeous new space, regardless of space and sometimes even budget limitations.
At HK Construction, we can handle a variety of indoor and outdoor home improvement projects – no project is too big or small! Call for modern kitchen design consultation and kitchen remodel estimate (858) 748-6580.