A kitchen is a place that sets your mood for the whole day when you enter it in the morning and provides inspiration for the creation of culinary masterpieces. For this reason, you should be fully included in the development of the design for your kitchen if you plan a kitchen renovation. This is the only way to organize your kitchen in a comfortable and lovely way. It does not matter if you live with your family or do not share your house with anyone — the kitchen is the heart of every living place, which should bring you positive energy daily.
Regardless of your wishes about the style of the dream kitchen, you need to be aware of the main peculiarities that make your kitchen convenient and safe for cooking. Moreover, it is hard to come up with a kitchen design if you have not seen pictures of already made kitchen renovations. Thus, take a look at the tips we provide in this review, as they are based on our experience with kitchen remodeling and the latest trends in this sphere. Besides, if you are interested in kitchen renovation, A+ Construction & Remodeling specialists can develop a custom project based on your needs and desires. Rely on a team of professional designers and constructors if you want to make your kitchen a well-arranged and efficient place for cooking.
The kitchen remodeling ideas presented here will be useful for those who want to introduce minor changes in the kitchen design, as well as for people willing to reconstruct this room. So, you will find relevant info on the kitchen renovation in any case and be able to implement it at your house.
We will start the list of kitchen upgrading ideas with the things that you can change easily without spending much money. When it comes to money saving, we always recommend our clients to pay attention to lightning. Sometimes, lack of light in the kitchen or the wrong location of its sources can significantly worsen the appearance of the cooking area.
Remember that the kitchen should always have enough light as it decreases your chances to get injured. Furthermore, light kitchens are more pleasant to spend time in. That is why there should be several light sources in the kitchen located in different locations: above the cabinets, island, cooker, and other surfaces. For instance, you can install LED lights route on your cabinets as they provide bright white light and are cheap. Besides, such replacement of traditional lamps can save you money in the future as the route of the light consumes less energy.
As regards the lighting of the island or dining table, pendant lamps always look elegant in this location. Of course, the shape of the lamps and their number should depend on the style of your kitchen, but anyway it will be a great investment into the design of the dining area. Be creative with the color and brightness of the light in the kitchen, as it allows you to adjust the appearance of the kitchen to different occasions.
Lightning is the first thing to pay attention to in your kitchen. It is an affordable thing to replace and provides unlimited space for creativity.
Painting is a cheap and simple way to express your personality in kitchen design. Firstly, it can be done by yourself if you have enough skills for color picking and painting itself. Secondly, it is the fastest way to refresh your cabinets, make them lighter, and refresh them from the influence of smoke and soiling. Thirdly, you can create a custom design and mix various colors.
However, be careful when you choose the paint and pay attention to its composition and color. It is crucial to find a color that will match the textures and style of the countertops and hardware. Besides, the paint should be durable and resistant to any kind of damage that can happen in the kitchen. Select the paint in such a way that you do not need to change it after a year.
Anytime you need a consultation on minor repairs to your kitchen cabinetry or full kitchen renovation, you can get the help of A+ Construction & Remodeling. Qualified specialists will give you recommendations on the correct choice of paint and help in its application.
If you try to keep your kitchen clean, you know that the most suffering area is the backsplash. That is why it is always replaced during kitchen remodeling and becomes one of the main focuses on this process. The material and color of the backlash can change the general appearance of the cooking area noticeably. Moreover, when you choose the material of backsplash, consider its quality and cleaning difficulty. Remember that it can save you much time in the future if you can just wipe the backsplash to make it clean.
By the way, you can play with the color of the backsplash to improve the style of your kitchen. Choose contrast colors for cabinets and backsplash, but find a match between this part of the wall and either flooring or countertops. This choice always depends on your taste in color matching and the idea of a general kitchen appearance. Use the advice of designers to make your kitchen neat and graceful.
Add new colors and textures to your kitchen design by backsplash replacement. You can express your creative approach by painting or replacing the backsplash in your kitchen.
Moving to more serious renovations in the kitchen, we recommend you start with the flooring choice. As it is a basement for the rest of the furniture and appliances, it is worth paying a lot of attention to. The most important factors to consider are material and price because high-quality hardwood is usually an expensive element of remodeling. If you prefer to use more natural materials at your house, you can choose between walnut or oak solid timbers. These types of hardwood are resistant to weather changes and do not suffer from external damages.
However, some people prefer to tile kitchen flooring as it is not affected by seasons and is long-lasting. No external factors can leave scratches or other effects of cooking on the tile surface. Besides, it is a more affordable material for flooring than hardwood, which can become the main reason for your choice.
Consult with specialists to learn more about the compatibility of different flooring materials with the conditions in your house. The right choice of flooring will save you money for many years and become the most crucial investment in the creation of a dream kitchen.
There are a big number of options for countertop material, but all of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Evaluating all pros and cons, we can say that marble countertops are the best choice for the creation of a long-lasting and stylish kitchen. It is easy to find and buy marble countertops of colors matching your cabinets or flooring because of the huge variety of presented options. Moreover, years do not make marble look worse, as it is a long-lasting material. On the contrary, you will see color changes that blend into darker parts of countertops and add more specificity to the appearance of marble.
Besides, the popularity of marble countertops made them affordable for usual buyers. Thus, it is a cost-efficient material that will definitely add luxury to your kitchen design and serve you for decades. Of course, the transportation and installation of marble countertops are difficult tasks. However, if you choose high-quality specialists for the kitchen renovation, you will not face these issues.
A+ Construction & Remodeling cooperates with many providers of marble countertops in Sacramento. Contact us if you want to learn more about this material and use it in your kitchen remodeling.
Kitchen Hardware Choice
Thinking about an affordable renovation of your kitchen, you should pay attention to the kitchen hardware. Sometimes it is enough to replace old hardware with a metal one to completely change the condition of your kitchen. Just imagine how many times you touch hardware with oily hands, and this can never be removed with the usual cleaning. Thus, we offer you to install metal hardware on your kitchen cabinets to make them more resistant to minor damages and soiling.
There are many options to choose from when you stick to metal hardware: silver, brass, nickel, steel, and others. The former looks graceful in every kitchen, but can be costly and not so durable as other materials. Steel can be the better choice for you if you have a limited budget. Nowadays, markets offer many models of steel hardware of different styles, which allows you to decide the one suitable for your kitchen design.
Take a look at the metal hardware in shops and make sure it suits your cabinets. It is easy to install hardware by yourself, so you can save more money on your kitchen renovation.
New Cabinets Installation
The main objects in every kitchen are cabinets. Firstly, they always suffer the most during usage because you always touch the doors and drawers when you cook. Secondly, cabinets help to organize the kitchen space correctly and make it more efficient for everyday usage. For these reasons, the accurate choice of kitchen cabinets is the first priority of every kitchen renovation process.
There are two options for you to choose from — install RTA cabinets by yourself or hire specialists for the installation of solid wood cabinetry. This choice always depends on your desires and vision for the new kitchen and your budget. We recommend you to consider high-quality materials regardless of their price, as it will prolong the life of cabinets and save you money in the future. Besides, if you want to change the layout of your kitchen, it is always a better idea to hire professional designers. They will help you to arrange the space most safely and efficiently without wasting money on unnecessary items.
Anyway, take a choice of new cabinets seriously, as it is the basis for the creation of a dream kitchen. Do not forget to learn all characteristics of the cabinet materials before buying them to be sure that they will serve you for several years.
People think that the kitchen island is suitable only for large rooms, as it takes up the whole area in the middle of the kitchen. However, even a small kitchen island can make your kitchen more convenient to use as you can store a lot in it. Moreover, it is very efficient to separate your kitchen space into the cooking and storage area. That is why the kitchen island can become an essential part of your kitchen.
Consider the size of your kitchen when you choose an island because it can be used as a dining spot too. For instance, kitchen islands are perfect for wine tasting or getting some snacks when you are preparing dinner. So, leave some space between cabinets and an island to locate chairs there, and do not forget to find seating of a suitable height.
Make your kitchen look more elegant and functional with the addition of a kitchen island during its remodeling.
As you have noticed, kitchen remodeling includes many minor changes, which can be forgotten when you do not have enough experience in design and construction. For this reason, it is always the best choice to request kitchen renovation services from a team of specialists. A+ Construction & Remodeling can offer you a variety of kitchen design ideas and implement them into reality at your house.
Contact A+ to get detailed info on your particular case and receive free estimates of the kitchen renovation to plan your budget. Rely on professionals if you want to get a dream kitchen that will not need to be repaired for years.