Making updates to your kitchen can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t need to be when you have an idea and direction in which you would like to go. Transitioning from a cooking space into a high-end kitchen renovation can be accomplished with these tips and tricks.
WHERE TO BEGIN WITH A HIGH-END KITCHEN RENOVATION
When first thinking about a kitchen remodel, the idea of replacing cabinets, countertops, floors, and even appliances can affect how you are planning your budget, which is the first thing you need to do after you decide you are serious about a remodel.
After determining your budget, you will want to prioritize your lists of wants and needs. For example, a want may be the fact you were thinking about replacing some of your black appliances to match some of the stainless steel ones you’ve recently acquired.
A need may be that your kitchen tile is old and out of date, and is beginning to crack and show other signs of wear. This is something you would want to place higher on your priority sheet.
Next, assess what kind of kitchen shape you have or would like to accomplish. This is where some creative thinking may need to come into play. I know we have all seen remodeling shows on T.V., but what best fits your home?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF KITCHEN LAYOUTS
Factoring in your budget and space will help you determine what kind of high-end kitchen renovation is right for you. The next thing you should do is think of your vision, and if it can flow with your home.
A galley kitchen features a straightforward, often narrow, passageway between two walls. To accomplish this look, one wall can be the home to cooking components, such as your stove and microwave, with storage around. The other wall will feature more storage, and the cleaning components, such as your sink and dishwasher.
Dramatic overhead lighting and the use of bold paints or backsplash, or taking on a modern, sleek look would make this high-end renovation look pop. Another great option would be to update to modern wood cabinetry.
Next up, U-shaped kitchens are a great option for a luxury makeover. This kitchen layout features three walls, providing you with ample space for cleaning, storage, and cooking. In addition to the wall space, you can usually set the room a large center island to act as the focal point of the kitchen, which provides you with more storage and food prep space.
For this type of layout, you might consider painting with darker tones, such as gray, navy, or even black, with bright, bold paint like teal, red, blue, or yellow. Those colors can be incorporated as the accent color or pieces like barstools for a modern look.
Finally, L-shaped kitchens provide another great option for a kitchen island to be featured with plenty of storage to go around. This might be a good opportunity to explore built-in cabinets.
Recessed lighting with a modern look might be to your taste for this type of kitchen design. Consider the use of granite or stone tops and tiles to make unique areas of the kitchen stand out.
APPLIANCES, ACCESSORIES, AND MATERIALS
Now that you have your budget and your vision, you can dive into how you will furnish your new kitchen!
Luxury kitchens typically use durable, attractive, and high-end materials. Depending on what style or look you are going for will indicate which materials or pieces you will want to work with.
Granite or marble countertops and backsplashes may be used on kitchen islands or for creating featured tiling. Patterns like mosaic or subway will be visually appealing.
In addition to that, real quality wood, such as cherry or ebony, may be used for cabinets. You will want to finish these pieces with high-quality hardware.
REMEMBER THIS BEFORE REMODELING
Our team can provide you with the direction and vision you need when you decide it’s time for an update. We can get you started with additional kitchen remodeling tips before it is even time to make any decisions.
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