From the meals you share around the table to the quality time you spend with your loved ones, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. However, not all kitchens are created equal, and some designs will better suit your needs and personal preferences. These three kitchen remodeling ideas are perfect for 2018’s latest design trends, and they’re bound to help create a space you’ll love for years to come.
3 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen
1. Multiple Zones & Improved Efficiency
If your kitchen feels cramped, cluttered, or outdated, kitchen remodeling can improve your space by creating designated zones for cooking, prepping, dining, and entertaining. For example, a U-shaped floor plan creates ample counter space, which makes it easy to prep meals and store go-to appliances. For smaller areas, an L-shaped layout with an island can provide extra drawers, prep space, and bar seating.
Furthermore, by creating storage in the places you need it most — like adding extra shelving to your island and investing in cabinetry with deep drawers — you’ll be able to improve your efficiency and safely store your most-used items.
2. Natural Textures
Natural textures, like wood grain, create an inviting, comforting ambiance in any space. For example, KraftMaid Cabinetry with Molasses wood stain balances cool and warm tones, which contrast beautifully with the color of white, black, or stainless steel appliances. As an extra pop of style, use the darker colors of wood grain cabinetry as an accent color in your kitchen. The natural texture of wood pairs well with light or neutral shades elsewhere in your space, creating a two-toned look that feels elegant, chic, and timeless.
3. White & Gray
From drawers to appliances, white is a timeless color for the kitchen — but this year, gray is making a significant appearance. This elegant neutral works well in a variety of applications, such as an accent color and as the centerpiece in kitchen decor. Kraftmaid’s Lagoon painted cabinetry is a great example: this medium blue color’s smoky undertones allow it to capture the eye and create dynamic color in the kitchen without darkening the room. Look for grey versions of your favorite shades, like pastels or jewel tones, to transform your space with color that never feels overpowering.
Above all else, you should feel right at home in your kitchen. Work with a kitchen remodeling professional to draw up your design plans and bring your dream kitchen to life.
Whether you want to change your flooring or embark on a full kitchen remodeling project, the team at Valley Design Center is prepared to make your vision a reality. Based in New York, NY, this home improvement company is a one-stop-shop for kitchen and bathroom design. From design to installation, they handle everything with professionalism, care, and top-quality work. To speak with a representative today, call (212) 832-4200, or visit them online to learn more about their services.