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.
- Matchy-matchy is outdated when picking shoes and handbags, but also when selecting countertops: try using different shades for the surround and the island.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.
- 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.
- Hide electrical outlets under cabinets and in drawers. They are NOT decorative.
- Stick to simple, polished fixtures. Crystal is for the dining room.
- 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.
- For the floor, try unusual tile shapes and placement. 12×12 is kinda cliche.
- Pendant lighting is a chance for your style to shine. But avoid anything in a primary color. Neutral, smart yet artful is best.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hide/ store your appliances (unless they are commercial grade). And please, not with a fancy toaster cover!Her is some inspiration.