When it comes to renovating your kitchen the possibilities are absolutely endless. You can completely change the look of your kitchen with new cabinets, counter tops, new tiles, appliances or new fixtures. Everyone one of those things offers dozens of design options giving you endless combinations for kitchen décor. With the vast number of design options out there it can be overwhelming trying to find a style you like that works with your home. So where do you begin to design your dream kitchen? Let’s have a look.
This is by far the biggest feature in any kitchen and it is the first thing visitors are going to notice. It is also where you will spend the most money when you renovate your kitchen. How your cabinets are laid out is determined by the size of your kitchen. Before you start gutting the kitchen take some measurements and decide where you want them placed. If you have a solid wall that doesn’t have windows then that is where you are going to want to put the bulk of your cabinets and put your storage areas. Consider putting in floor to ceiling cabinets and leave one that you can use to store things like brooms and cleaning supplies. If you have a smaller kitchen then you might want to consider cabinets with glass front doors, it makes your room look bigger and more open, if that isn’t possible you can also try lighter colored cabinetry.
Counter tops are another feature in the kitchen that are highly visible and can vary greatly in price depending on your finish. Pick counter tops not just for how they look but also for how durable they are. Lots of people are choosing to go with granite counter tops but you can also pick from tile, laminates, concrete and some different engineered stones. You want to pick counter tops that are going to work with your cupboards and the back splash. It should all tie in together. If you choose to put in an island it should have the same surface as your counter tops.
Last but definitely not least is the flooring that you use in your kitchen. You’re going to want something that is very durable, the kitchen sees a lot of traffic. Most kitchen floors are done with ceramic tiles but you can use linoleum or a laminate as well. Flooring offers you a variety of styles as well as textures to choose from. If you choose to put in dark cabinets then go with a lighter colored tile or vice versa. When you contrast the cabinets and flooring you are able to create the illusion of depth within your kitchen.
While cabinets, counter tops and floors are the big expenses in renovating your kitchen they are really just the beginning. You still have to select fixtures, sinks and faucets, wall colors, appliances and lighting to make your kitchen look spectacular. The small details are every bit as important as the big ones, so take care in picking out every detail.