Super(RE) Model Kitchen: Our Top Ten Tips

Super(RE) Model Kitchen: Our Top Ten Tips

Kitchens are key when it comes to home value. Remodeling your kitchen a great opportunity to make a statement. Thinking a little out of the box is a great place to start.

Designer Tips:

  1. Matchy-matchy is outdated when picking shoes and handbags, but also when selecting countertops: try using different shades for the surround and the island. Goodbye, granite. Hello marble or man-made composite countertops.
  2. Take inventory of what you have and plan cabinet space accordingly. Consider using open shelving at the kitchen’s focal point: wood or stainless, depending on the context.  And try using large drawers instead of cupboards under the counter: they are more efficient.
  3. Hide electrical outlets under cabinets and in drawers. They are NOT decorative.
  4. Stick to simple, polished fixtures. Crystal is for the dining room.
  5. Speaking of crystal, forget about displaying wedding gifts you’ve never used. Instead, only display pretty, everyday crockery and glasses that complement the décor. It’s all about being authentic.
  6. For the floor, try unusual tile shapes and placement.  12×12 is kinda cliche.
  7. Pendant lighting is a chance for your style to shine. But avoid anything in a primary color. Neutral, smart yet artful is best.
  8. Add a dash of art. And it really doesn’t have to relate to eating. We already know what’s going to happen in the kitchen.
  9. Be clean and tidy. And recycle that name-brand dish soap bottle ASAP! Opt for a refillable pump instead. Kitchen towels can only be seen if they are clean, and useful. They should not serve as decoration.
  10. Hide/ store your appliances (unless they are commercial grade). And please, not with a fancy toaster cover!Her is some inspiration.