Most home owners can attest to the fact that while the big backyard, the gourmet kitchen, and the remodeled bathrooms may have drawn them into falling in love with their house, it was the little things that ultimately clinched their decision to purchase their home. When remodeling a kitchen, it shouldn’t all be about the custom cabinetry, the six burner professional quality stove, or the hardwood flooring; the little details are just as important to the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, too.
Seems like a pretty insignificant change, but it really can have a dynamic effect on the kitchen’s total look. Blending the color of the seating (especially if there are upholstered chairs) with the color of the wall creates a seamless effect, denying the eye the chance to “stutter” over the different colors. This is especially important if the kitchen/dining areas are combined and don’t offer a lot of space. The kitchen is a great place to add color.
Bring Some History Into the Kitchen
If someone is looking for that “shabby chic” look, then using re-purposed items from historic buildings can give them that look–on a budget. Old tiles that are still in good condition that are salvaged from an older house can make a budget friendly back splash that gives the kitchen some flair. Try to find a local contractor that works exclusively with historic buildings and saves pieces from the buildings that other people may have viewed as trash.
Pull Colors From the Bones of the Kitchen
If there’s a particular color in the countertops, the cupboards, or the floor, draw on those colors for accents. A mosaic tile back splash filled with a variety of complementing colors can give the kitchen that extra bit of pizazz while tying everything into together and making it look cohesive.
Consider Open Shelving
If the current cabinetry isn’t quite “doing it” but a whole new set of cabinets isn’t quite in the budget, then consider open shelving. Open shelves can lighten the look of the kitchen and make the space seem bigger. You can also just refinish your current cabinets. If you aren’t sure where to start, a Long Island kitchen remodeling professional can help you design your kitchen.
Bamboo Counter Tops
Bamboo is a sustainable product that’s ideal for counter tops as it’s naturally resistant to scratches and moisture. Bamboo lovers tout that it’s stronger than maple but is ecofriendly and is a completely renewable resource. If homeowners aren’t sure they want an entire counter space made of bamboo, then a bamboo island top gives the kitchen some retro flair while remaining green.
There are lots of small, affordable ways to remodel a kitchen without having to spend thousands of dollars on replacing the bones of the space. A few creative touches and some spare weekends are enough to remodel a kitchen and make it the space of every cook’s dreams.