Consider non-traditional ways to remodel your kitchen

These days many people are remodeling their kitchens. Some just need a change of scenery and others have picked up new hobbies like cooking and baking. They need more space, better countertops, or more storage. In another case, a family knows that their kitchen is out of date and they need to update things for resale or for their own pleasure. A new kitchen can add a lot of value to a home. One of the main things people look for when buying a home is a comfortable and modern kitchen.

However, people are also getting creative with kitchen remodels. Instead of using the traditional colors like yellow or blue, they are incorporating warm colors with stained woods and dark marble countertops. Floors are no longer of the cheap peel and stick variety and people are installing travertine tiles or stone tiles. Some are also using marble. All of these unique features add a modern, personalized feel to an otherwise boring kitchen. If you’re considering upgrading your kitchen, plan on having fun, getting creative, and still installing practical features.

If you want to add flair to your new kitchen, choose your paint colors wisely. Instead of focusing on the traditional, pull unexpected hues from patterns on countertops or cabinets. While many people expect to see bright, cheery colors in a kitchen, you can take a different approach. A rich forest green would go great with mahogany cabinets. An unexpected bright color like orange or lime green can still brighten up a kitchen but still be out of the norm. You can also use a faux technique that you might otherwise find in the living room, bedroom, or study. Using a neutral color with a speckled texture would create interest on a kitchen wall and wow visitors and guests.

Once you’ve chosen your color, look for other places where you can add surprises. Unexpected pops of color are a great way to brighten things up without making a long-term commitment. Pots and pans, small appliances, and even refrigerators and dishwashers come in richer, brighter colors these days. Instead of going for basic white, spruce things up with a cherry red stand mixer or royal blue toaster. You also have plenty of options for textiles like rugs, tea towels, and pot holders. You can choose a theme from the variety of cute images and designs, or you can go for a solid color that complements the other accessories and features in the kitchen. In addition to the standard items you find in a kitchen, consider adding art to the kitchen. It’s a bit unexpected, but the prints and framed pictures in this space add a lot to the design and create interest. You can even use sculpture and painting in the room if you like. This works best in large kitchens where you can display them away from the cooking space so you don’t risk getting them dirty.

Working in a well designed and unique kitchen makes a house a home. Creating unexpected design surprises in a kitchen is a great way to spruce things up and increase the value of your home.

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