Whether just to cook or gather and socialize as a family, kitchens are one of the most used spaces in a home. As such, it’s no wonder that kitchens are also one of the most popular spaces to renovate. Renovating can help update the look, open up more space or simply help customize more towards your preferred lifestyle. That being said, with so many possibilities, it can be hard to settle on a new design for your kitchen.
Red Tree Construction Services in Edmonton have more than 20 years of experience when it comes to construction and have some kitchen design suggestions to share:
1. Add an island
If you and your family often gather in the kitchen and not the dining room, then consider adding an island. That way, your old dining room can be transformed into a new space, while the island becomes the new social hub and dining area. Outside of a social spot, an island also creates extra counter space or storage for dishes or pots and pans. Depending on the design, either regarding countertop choice or style of chairs, your island can easily become a kitchen feature. As an eye-catching center piece, it may be all you need to transform your kitchen.
2. Open the floor space
Renovating for an open floor concept is a great way to reap the benefits in more ways than one. An open floor concept can create a welcoming, spacious feel in your home, while also linking more rooms together. If you are going for a modern look, an open concept can provide just that, especially in a large home. Removing walls also means more natural lighting can come in, and conversations can continue anywhere in the room.
Another benefit of an open concept can be exploited particularly in smaller kitchens. Opening up a small kitchen means you gain more space and storage without feeling cramped or closed off. Cabinets and countertops can also be installed beyond just the allocated kitchen space, to help really create a sense of flow.
3. Make a splash or add a dramatic countertop
Adding backsplash can do a lot to increase the visual appeal of your kitchen, even without completely transforming the room. If you like the layout, then a kitchen renovation can mean simple and small changes. Backsplash can also be customized with different colours and designs that can really create a feature addition. Practically as well, a backsplash helps protect your walls from splashes or grease marks. Look at these pictures of backsplash inspiration for your kitchen.
Another renovation idea can be changing out your old countertop for something new and definitely feature worthy. Depending on your design, budget and style, a countertop can be anything from concrete or laminate to quartz or marble. And, with each material having plenty of customizations, there are a lot of ways to turn your countertop into a feature addition.
4. Update cabinets and appliances
Have you considered the status of your appliances and cabinets in your renovations? If you are changing the style and look of your kitchen, then you want appliances that will also fit in. This can of course mean more than just updating the colour or model, as you can use the opportunity to install energy-efficient appliances. When it comes to cabinets, a new, fresh coat of paint can go a long way to help update the look. You can play around with colour patterns for something bold or simple, but either way you want cabinets that look just as good in your new kitchen.
Kitchen Renovations in Edmonton
With over 20 years of experience, Red Tree Construction Services knows exactly what it means when it comes to quality service. When you work with them, they ensure constant and open communication at every step of the way. They are also budget mindful, to ensure you get your dream renovation without breaking the bank.