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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas that Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Kitchen

People sometimes assume that kitchen remodeling is always easy. Some projects can be smooth sailing, but blending style and function can be difficult. The following ideas will help you to look at your kitchen in a new way.

Outdated Kitchen Design

  • Storage: this is the perfect way to add some style while increasing functionality. One trend that has not lost popularity is open shelving. Display your attractive cookware and crockery, and give your kitchen a more airy feel. One good reason to try this is that it can make the kitchen appear bigger.
  • Layout: if your kitchen has begun to feel a little stale, updating the layout is a good way to jazz things up. What works best for you? A galley style kitchen, or an L-shaped layout? A lot depends on the amount of space you have, but even subtle layout changes can make a big difference.
  • An appliance upgrade: new appliances can completely revamp the look of this space, even without other major changes. The current kitchen appliance trend focuses on state-of-the-art products with a somewhat scaled back, sleeker look. Smart appliances are becoming increasingly popular as well.
  • Choosing new colors: given the kitchen’s status as the family’s gathering spot, the right color scheme is essential to enjoying the space fully. Yellows, reds and apricot can add a bold touch without being overpowering.
  • Add a backsplash: a backsplash is not only a design element, it is functional as well. Many people add backsplashes to help to keep the kitchen wall clean. You can wipe the attractive tile work to remove grease or water stains.
  • Add an island: if space permits, a kitchen island can serve more than one function in your remodeled kitchen. It can be the answer to your storage needs while double as a dining area. A kitchen island can also be a food prep area.
  • New hardware and accessories: make sure that all the knobs, pulls and handles have a similar style. This will help to create a unified look.

Even small changes can benefit an outdated kitchen style. To suit your budget, you can carry out your remodeling in stages. One or two of the changes mentioned above can give your kitchen a whole new look.

Barts Remodeling is one of Chicago’s premier design, build, and remodel companies. We offer all types of remodeling services to our clients. We also focus on new home builds, but not your average cookie cutter home in the suburbs. Our design and build process begins with you and ends with your custom dream home. Give us a call at 312-714-5454 to discuss the kitchen remodeling ideas we’ve given here or to schedule an appointment for a consultation for your upcoming home improvement project.

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