One of the best ways to increase the value of your home and make it more functional for you and your family is to remodel your kitchen. You probably spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen everyday – and often potential homebuyers check out the kitchen in a house before looking at anything else – so you are going to want to make smart decisions if you decide to do a kitchen remodel. Selecting attractive, appealing and functional cabinetry, countertops, flooring, appliances and more is all key to ensuring that your kitchen works for you and improves the value of your home.
Remodeling a kitchen can start to become a bit overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, but fortunately the team at Reynolds Home Builders can provide you with the help you need to get the job done. From creating the right layout for your kitchen to picking out the fixtures that will give you the most bang for your buck, we can help you with every single aspect of the kitchen remodeling process.
As professional builders and design experts, we also work to stay on top of the latest trends in kitchens and offer suggestions to our clients as inspiration to consider as part of a remodeling project. Let’s take a look at some of the top kitchen remodeling trends that you should consider before you get started.
Open Concept Spaces
The kitchen is no longer just the room that people use to cook. In the modern American home, the kitchen is also often the room that people use meet, socialize and even entertain. Therefore, you probably don’t want to cut off your kitchen from the rest of your home. As Forbes notes, many homeowners have started to try and open up their kitchens so that the surrounding living areas serve as an extension of the space. It allows everyone to be close at all times, regardless of whether they are cooking, cleaning, watching TV or doing something else in the main part of the home. If your kitchen is currently cut off from everything else, Reynolds Home Builders can often reconfigure the kitchen design and help open the space mode, allowing your home to adopt a more open concept floorplan. You’re sure to see that an open kitchen will make a big difference in the way your entire home flows.
Everything inside of your kitchen should have its own specific place. From your pots and pans to your utensils and small appliances, you should be able to access everything easily within your remodeled kitchen. Kitchen cabinetry has come a long way over the course of the last few decades, as ImproveNet notes, which means there are many modern and convenient ways to store everything stylishly and seamlessly. You can personalize all of your kitchen cabinets, shelves and drawers to fit your specific lifestyle. If you plan on selling your home at some point in the near future, you may not want to make it too personal, but by designing your kitchen properly, you can make it appealing to anyone. Check out some of these kitchen cabinet trends from Houselogic and explore just a few possible cabinetry options that will allow you to find somewhere to put everything in your new kitchen.
Modern style has dominated the kitchen industry for the last few years, and it doesn’t appear as though it’s going to let up anytime soon. While homeowners once looked to make strong statements in their kitchens, they are shying away from that approach in 2016, instead opting more often to incorporate clean lines and more subtle design touches to their kitchens. From cabinet doors that are sleek and simple to backsplashes that complement countertops and fixtures, the modern look is very appealing to many homeowners. The challenge is making sure all of the different elements work together so that everything looks right once your kitchen is remodeled, but as you can see in some of our examples, we’ve got an eye for balancing form and function in our customized designs.
As technology continues to evolve, so do the high-tech options that are available to those undertaking a kitchen remodeling project. Refrigerators are no longer just large metal boxes used to house food; they now include LED displays on the outside, smart home and Internet of Things functionality and other technological features that make them an even bigger investment for homeowners. Additionally, many kitchens are now equipped to allow homeowners to make the most of their smartphones, tablets and computer equipment. If technology is important to you, you will want to consider how you can seamlessly incorporate these kinds of items into your kitchen without making it feel cluttered or clunky.
As you can see, there are so many different things that you will need to consider before you start a kitchen remodeling project! We specialize in kitchen remodels, and we pride ourselves on our ability to give homeowners the new kitchen that is exactly they are looking for. Whether you plan to use the kitchen yourself for years to come or you want to remodel your kitchen to increase the value of your home before selling it, we will work with you throughout the process to make sure that your new kitchen is exactly the space you envisioned. To learn more about our kitchen remodeling services or to set up a consultation with us, give Reynolds Home Builders a call at 850-508-5076 today.