February 6th, 2020

Home Design

Whether you are thinking of selling or just want to upgrade your kitchen to join the 21st century, you can improve your home with a kitchen renovation. According to HGTV, as long as you do not go crazy with the renovations you can expect a return of 60% to 120% on your investment. Just remember to never make the kitchen much fancier than the rest of the house.

Kitchens Are Not Just For Cooking Anymore

In addition to cooking, the kitchen has also become a gathering place. Kids get together for an after school snack; neighbors come in for a cup of coffee and chat. Even guests at parties often gravitate to the kitchen. Today’s lifestyles are changing and often the kitchen is the hub of the home. In many homes food preparation has become a family affair or a social activity. Casual entertaining with friends is more common now than formal dining. Many new kitchen designs feature islands with tall stools, televisions, and an open concept. Today’s modern kitchen no longer isolates the cook while entertaining friends and family.

Examine Your Current Kitchen. 

Many of you are already aware of your kitchen’s shortcomings. Lack of counter space or no counter space on both sides of the sink. For a good size kitchen at least 20 linear feet of countertop is desirable. Next thing is to determine if you have enough cupboard and shelf space. Do any of your cupboard doors currently block an appliance when you open them? Is your lighting bright enough? This is especially important near the sink and stove top. The most common issue that older kitchens have is the lack of electrical outlets. Today’s modern kitchens have an outlet every three linear feet. Another aspect many buyers look for is there an easy exit from the kitchen to bring in groceries or take out garbage.

New Trends In Kitchen Renovation To Consider 

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, there are certain trends you may want to consider and some you definitely wish to incorporate into your home even if you are planning on staying forever. Smart home technology for your kitchen should be automatically included in your budget. Some other trends for 2020 include: 

  • Darker cabinet colors instead of white
  • Streamlined textures and designs, that is simplicity
  • Quartz still is king when it comes to countertops
  • Multiple kitchen storage options, no space wasted
  • Beautiful backsplashes
  • Adding a pop of color
  • Steel hoods for over the stove
  • Mix and match metals. For example black metal drawer pulls and brass faucet.

The goal for any modern kitchen is to combine the best in functionality and aesthetics to create a warm inviting work space and gathering spot.

For your home improvement the experts at Design Basics can help you with designs and plans to boost the value of your home and provide an area that is built just right for you. No matter what your style, we can build the kitchen of your dreams. Call us today and see how we can help you get the kitchen you deserve.