It’s a new year and a new decade, so why not ring in 2020 by turning some kitchen remodel ideas into a reality. There are certain colors and additions that may not seem like they could make much of a difference on their own, but they can ultimately make your kitchen look brand new when paired with other objects or placed in certain strategic areas.
If you feel like you spend a lot on a kitchen renovation, you’re not alone. The 2017 Houzz & Home survey found that homeowners spent $19,100 on average on kitchen remodeling projects that year, roughly $7,000 more than they did on master bathroom remodels.
Whether you’re a homeowner who lives in a three-story house or a landlord living in a condo, here are five ways to refurbish your kitchen this year that are very in touch with the times.
Dark Blue Hues to Accentuate Small Spaces
Repainting cabinets in dark blue colors, or even simply adding navy blue objects to small spaces in your kitchen, can help these little nooks and crannies stand out more. Blue and green (cool hues) are often said to pair well together, so that’s another option to consider. Sand and navy blue are also two colors that can form a pleasant contrast (or even coffee brown and navy blue). So, why not give that a try. Blue has been proven to be a great kitchen color that will invite all kinds of people to eat at your home.
Dramatic Backsplashes to Add a Pop of Color
A slab backsplash, for instance, can be very clean, and yet give a kitchen the right amount of drama. One of the best aspects of this idea is that you don’t have to do an entire kitchen remodel to add it. This can work with both white kitchens and kitchens with other main colors. After all, don’t you want parts of your kitchen to stand out, right?
Kitchen Archipelagos to Divide Meal & Prep Areas
If you’re the kind of person who feels like they need extra space in the kitchen, then adding an island can be a great way to ensure this happens. You can even have double islands to separate areas meant for meals and spaces intended for serving or gathering. If you have a double sink, this can make your life even easier because cleaning up will go so much quicker.
Playing to the Negative Space
Some kitchens are designed in such a way that they contain space that can’t really be used up. One of the best ways to deal with negative space is to increase it. You can add a clock or a small piece of artwork, or you can install more cabinetry. For example, you can add a used home decor element.
According to the 10th edition of the Cabinets Market in the U.S. study by The Freedonia Group, kitchen cabinet demand in the country is expected to increase 5.9% per year to a whopping $17.1 billion by 2021.
Open Shelving for a Farm to Table
It may sound like one of the most obvious kitchen remodel ideas, yet very few people think to actually do it or know how to use that space once it is opened up. Instead of just opening shelving for glassware and dinner, let those shelves hold vintage glasses, antique cookware, and copper pots. Combining Old World and modern appliances has been proven to be warm and inviting.
Plus, if you are a sustainable person who likes to grow vegetables in your backyard, you can use that new space to ensure your nutrition habits stay strong.
Speak to an Experienced Home Design & Build Contractor
Speak to the experienced professionals at Monumental Contractors in Chantilly, Virginia, to learn more about what type of renovation project is the best fit for your kitchen. Monumental is family owned and operated and serves customers in the DC Metro area.
Their business is based almost exclusively on referrals, and this has led to strong customer satisfaction and retention.
Monumental Contractors can help you remodel your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or your entire home. They can even assist you in installing additions like porches and game rooms or accessory dwelling units (ADU). They also provide restoration services if your home suffers from any of the following three types of damages: fire, water or storm. Monumental also assists with apartment turnovers, including drywall repairs, paint jobs, cabinets, and flooring.
Monumental often works with local interior design and architectural firms to help make their services easier to complete and more efficient. Call them today at (703) 552-9626 or contact them online to schedule a consultation or to learn more about their services.