You’ve finally decided it is time to update your kitchen. The outdated cabinets and hardware have got to go. You’d like a new sink and maybe some new appliances. You love your neighbor’s backsplash and light fixtures. Marble countertops are beautiful, but will you be able to afford them? With all of these ideas swirling around in your head, you might be wondering, where do I even start? If you’re not a professional designer, it may be difficult to narrow down your choices and make decisions for your kitchen remodel. That’s why the friendly team at Gemini Wallcoverings & Renovations, Inc. has compiled a list of design tips to get you started. Don’t get overwhelmed! Just look to the experts for help, and enjoy the process.
Think About Functionality
Take the time to really think through your space and how it will be used. You may want your kitchen to be large and open, but remember that it also needs to be practical. Too much space between the island and the stove can be a pain to work with when cooking and cleaning.
Make a Stove Statement
If you can only afford to upgrade one appliance, make it the stove. The stove can be a beautiful centerpiece to your kitchen. Budget for a nice range hood, spice it up with a decorative backsplash, and you won’t regret it.
Include Smart Cabinets
Cabinets don’t have to be one-size-fits-all. The current trend is to include some open shelving instead of all upper cabinets. You can include large drawers in your lower cabinets for easier storage of pots and pans. Also, pull out rolling shelves are ideal for storing smaller appliances and serving dishes in a more organized fashion.
A Well-Lit Kitchen Is a Happy Kitchen
The kitchen is the last place that you want to skimp on lighting. Preparing food in a dimly lit kitchen can be painful and harmful to your eyesight. Many people are opting for recessed lighting throughout and adding style with pendants over the island.
Love Your Choices
When it comes to design details such as paint colors, cabinet colors, and countertops, you should ultimately choose what you like. There are several design trends out there, and trying to keep up with all of them is exhausting. Create a space that makes you happy, and all of the rest will fall into place.
At Gemini, we can make your kitchen remodel dreams a reality. Contact us, or give us a call today at (571) 501-1405 for a free consultation. In addition to kitchen improvements, we also offer bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, interior painting, and wallcovering services in the Alexandria, VA, area.