Kitchen Remodel Ideas That Aren’t a Waste of MoneyOlivia
There are tons of “experts” out there who are telling you what the newest trends in kitchen remodeling are. And while you’re remodeling, it’s also important to think about whether you plan to live in the house or sell it in the next few years. The current housing market is going through a lot of turbulence, and some trends may be better suited for a house that will be for sale in the next few months or years.
But how do you know which ones are actually worth the time and money? Let’s talk about it.
Some of the most popular flooring trends right now include sustainably sourced materials, moisture-resistant porcelain or vinyl, and larger tiles and floor panels over smaller ones.
Sustainably sourced materials like bamboo and oak as hardwood options and alternatives are top choices among home buyers, and they are also practical and visually pleasing choices.
For a warmer and more waterproof choice, luxury vinyl plank is a great solution. The panels mimic hardwood, while also being much more durable when it comes to water.
One thing to consider: choose your new flooring so that it’s compatible with the floors that exist around it.
Islands Are In Style
One of the most commonly requested kitchen features for homebuyers is an island. You can create more areas for storage, meal preparation, and seating. You can create portable islands or permanent ones, and the addition of an island can make the space feel more useful even if you have a small kitchen.
Light-Colored, Waterfall Countertops
Waterfall countertops are a great way to give your kitchen a modern refresh. A waterfall countertop is one that, instead of ending with a finished edge, the countertop makes a 90-degree angle at the end and goes all the way to the floor.
Doing this style of countertop can be a great visual draw for the space, especially if you have sparse lighting or are working with a smaller space. And having the waterfalls done in lighter colors can make the space feel light and open.
As popular trends move towards tiny homes and minimalism, storage becomes more important. That’s where higher cabinets come into play. Using 42-inch cabinets instead of the previously popular shorter styles can increase storage space by 25%. The top few inches of your kitchen walls aren’t likely being used for anything anyway, so it is an easy solution for decluttering and optimizing your kitchen space.
Lighting your kitchen is much more than just brightness. Accent lighting has gained traction in recent years, and it can help create different moods and vibes within a space. Bright white lights may make sense in food prep areas, but for dining areas, some softer accent lights can help enhance the atmosphere and make it warmer and cozier
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