Kitchen remodels are usually at the top of our clients wish list when it comes to home improvements. The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the home as well as the dining room and living room.
Years ago kitchens in homes were very compartmentalized. But now due to the need for entertaining and the desire to be part of your guests experience in your home, an open floor plan approach needs to be utilized.
Price ranges for kitchen remodels are generally from $12,000-$35,000 with homeowners spending an average of $22,000. Although for a high end kitchen remodel prices can go upwards of 70,000.
Generally homeowners tend to prioritize looks over the function of the kitchen. However, function should always be at the forefront of your design plans. Knowing your family’s needs and how you plan to use the space is key for the first step to having the perfect kitchen remodel.
Once you figure out how you will be using your kitchen to accommodate your family’s needs, choosing the aesthetics will come naturally as you begin to design the kitchen of your dreams.
A kitchen island is a must have in today’s open floor plan kitchen. It not only offers design appeal but also adds a lot of function to the space as well. Choosing the finishes and furniture to accommodate your design style not only adds appeal but a great seating area for guests as well as a place to prepare or display foods and beverages. Not every kitchen will require reconfiguration or changing the layout. Sometimes just a new countertop or updated cabinetry or lighting can be just what your kitchen needs.
If you need a full kitchen remodel, most likely you’re looking at reconfiguring the layout, adding an island, replacing the floor, appliances, countertops, cabinetry and lighting.
If you’re going for the modern farmhouse look then a range hood will need to be added to the list. This not only provides great function of venting steam, smoke and odors outside, but also adds the perfect touch of farmhouse design appeal tying the space together and adding a focal point to your kitchen.
When it comes to cabinetry and storage, homeowners are opting for customized and unique storage options. Most popular are custom pantries, sliding utensil drawers, pull out trashcan drawers, cookie sheet drawers and a kitchen appliance garage built into the countertop cabinets.
Another feature to focus on for your kitchen remodel would be a beautiful tile backsplash. You can add this around your entire kitchen above the countertops or on one accent wall with a beautiful mosaic tile centerpiece as a focal point. Adding beautiful subway tiles is a common design theme that adds beauty as well as a clean crisp look to your kitchen. Another added benefit of having a tile backsplash in your kitchen is the convenience of an easy wipe down for cleanup.
No matter what you choose for your kitchen remodel, always think about the main function of your kitchen first. This is a very important and first step to the entire design process. Also your budget and design style for the finishes you will want will go hand-in-hand.
Usually a kitchen remodel is one of the largest projects a homeowner will have aside from a full home remodel. So keep that in mind when deciding on a layout and a design platform. All in all a kitchen remodel is one of the most important and beneficial updates you will do to your home. Once complete, you have a space where you can gather, socialize and eat together. What more could one want!