The kitchen and bathroom are the first rooms to show age in a house, making them the most common rooms to be remodeled. Carefully considering the choices you make when remodeling your kitchen will help prevent it from aging so that your investment will last longer. Going with the current trends may seem like the best way to give your kitchen a new face but it is also the fastest way to bring age to the new kitchen.
Before you ever start the remodeling job, think about who is going to be using the kitchen. For some home owners, the goal is to have a modern kitchen that they will enjoy themselves. Others want to increase the value and appeal of their homes before placing it on the market to sell. The goals you have will help determine which choices you make for the remodeling job.
A kitchen remodel for a home that will be placed on the market requires getting the best value in the choices you make. Stick to classic colors for the wood work such as light maple or white. These colors have been popular for some time and they are likely to continue to be so in the future.
Homeowners who are trying to make their kitchens more comfortable, convenient and stylish to live in for their own satisfaction will have fewer limitations. While it is never a good idea to work entirely with trendy styles and colors, there is room to add personal touches that make the room your own. Since the basic idea behind any kitchen remodeling job is to make the room look more updated, these are some details to avoid:
1 Avoid using appliance garages that were popular until the 90’s. Although they may be appealing for keeping appliances out of sight, they also take up a lot of space.
2 Kitchen niches used to be built-in to kitchens to provide space where telephones, appliances and other items were used. They lost popularity when they became a place for clutter to collect.
3 Those farmhouse sinks that look so appealing in the home magazines are already a thing of the past. Instead, opt for the versatility and durability of stainless steel.
4 Extend the coverage of the backsplash from the typical 4-inches to the entire wall length up to the cabinets.
5 Trash compactors have given way to recycling bins that are eco-friendly and less of a hassle.
6 Countertop microwaves have become simple appliances while built-in models are a decorative and functional part of a contemporary kitchen.
7 Don’t be tempted to make a pot rack or range hood the focal point of the kitchen. Today, an open-kitchen concept is the design of choice.
Avoid trendy colors in your appliances. Stainless steel has a timeless beauty that is here to stay.