4 Timeless Kitchen Renovations – Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to add equity to your home, make a big design impact, and turn your home into a place you love. One of the mistakes many people make when remodeling their kitchen is choosing a trendy design that they soon regret. If you have the resources to renovate again in a few years and totally fall in love with an of-the-moment design, then a trendy design choice might not be so bad.
On the other hand, most people are hoping to remodel their kitchen just once, getting it right the first time. The key is choosing a timeless kitchen renovation design that can be accented with easily changed decor to update according to current trends. To get started planning your timeless kitchen remodel, check out these tips, and contact us any time.
While bold color choices and two tone cabinets with different upper and lower colors are all the rage, they are not a timeless choice. As you plan your kitchen renovation, the major features should be done in a timeless way. Cabinets are one of these major features. The process of refinishing cabinetry can be lengthy and expensive, so go for something neutral the first time.
White cabinets are a classic choice, as well as other light neutral colors like beige, gray, or cream. If you prefer a natural cabinetry look, go for a timeless stain rather than something new and hip like gray or red stained wood.
The style of cabinets can also trendy, and result in a dated look. Consider infusing a trendy element with the hardware you choose, which can easily be changed when it begins to look dated. Shaker style and traditional flat front cabinetry are always a safe choice that never go out of style.
You may be thinking open shelving is a trendy choice, but it all depends on how you incorporate it. There are many classic ways to incorporate open shelving, and we recommend it in your design because of the way it breaks up the upper cabinetry for a more visually appealing design, without sacrificing storage and functional space. According to Home & Garden, open shelving is a timeless way to add personality to your kitchen.
A kitchen island is one of the features everyone wants in their kitchen, meaning getting this right will make you love your kitchen more while simultaneously adding major resale value to the home. Though your parents or grandparents may not have had a kitchen island, they are a design choice that has been essential to a great kitchen layout.
To get the most out of your kitchen island, make sure you design it as a multi-functional space. An eat-in island with plenty of counter space and storage will likely become one of your favorite kitchen features. Avoid step up kitchen island designs, which were all the rage about 10 years ago. They limit the way you can use the space and are costly to change.
Flooring is one component that is costly and time consuming to change, especially if you have an open floorpan that will require you to redo the flooring throughout the entire living space. Go for a neutral, durable flooring that will last for years to come. Luxury vinyl plank, engineered hardwood, stone, and tile are all excellent choices, as long as you select from timeless color schemes. Avoid gray stained wood, which is very on trend today but will date your house quickly. If you opt for stone or tile, consider large square tiles in a neutral cream or white that suits the color scheme of the design.
When you are ready to begin the kitchen renovation process, contact us! We have the team of experts you need to get the job done right.