03 Dec Kitchen Remodel Trends to Ease Life and Add Value
The top thing to consider for your Denver kitchen remodel is deciding what you want. After all, you and your family will be living with the renovation for as long as you own your place. What aspects of a kitchen remodel would ease your life and also add value? If you think you might want to sell your home someday, consider incorporating one or more of these design trends into your project; each has the potential to make your house more appealing. Even if you don’t sell, you’ll be happy in the space you’ve created.
Mix Up Appliance Positions
Perhaps you’re a member of the baby boom generation or have family members from that era. In either case, bending or stretching to reach appliances tends to be more difficult with the passing years. Did you know you can position appliances to avoid unnecessary gymnastics? For example, dishwashers can be built to sit higher off the floor, preventing the need to bend and stoop during loading. Standing mixers and other small appliances can be placed on pivoting shelves that easily lift to workspace level. Microwaves that typically sit above the stove can instead be positioned at chest level inside a wall cove or incorporated under the counter of an island. Avoid aches and pains in the kitchen and make your life a little easier by re-designing your appliance space.
Stainless Steel vs. Color
There’s no question that stainless steel is still the most popular choice for kitchen appliances. However, some homeowners are starting to move away from the hard look of commercial kitchens by going with something less sterile and more residential. This means appliances with rounded edges and handles and a splash of color, whether bright or subdued. One color that is becoming increasingly popular for entire appliance suites is ice white. This is similar to your mom’s appliance color in name only; the whiteness features soft tinges of metallic to give it a fresh and high-tech look. When considering new appliances, imagine the overall appearance of your kitchen and decipher whether color or stainless steel will complement the space best.
Warehouse Store Storage
Everyone will agree that a kitchen can never have too much storage. Nowadays, to accommodate warehouse shopping, even more storage is needed. In an attempt to save money and minimize trips to the store, many families are purchasing a wide range of goods in bulk packages. Stand-alone freezers work well for freezing pounds of ground beef and steaks, but what about the non-perishable food? Cabinets that reach to the ceiling and cleverly-constructed shelves and roll-outs that offer space in and out of odd corners are assets to have. Additionally, entire pantries can be constructed with efficient use of space, offering special shelves for jumbo containers, fold-out racks for canned goods and rotating racks for spices and cooking oils. Having a separate pantry or food storage room close to the garage will also help ease the burden of unloading the bulk of purchases from your car.
For more information on design trends for updating your kitchen or if you would like help in remodeling your home, please contact us.