Now that the spring has come, it is just the right time to remodel your kitchen and have the spirit of the new season poured all over your kitchen.
All rooms in our house need to be remodeled one day. You cannot just keep the old design forever. Sometimes you get bored and need a new positive energy for the house residents. Sometimes the room, cabinetry, and appliances just need to be renovated.
Warm kitchen that invites people to come and gather as they have dinner and have fun has been increasing in popularity. Exotic designs with woods, tile, glass, and natural stones also become favorites among modern designs.
Open Space Kitchen
Open kitchen is the current trend design that everyone seems to love. There is no wall to show the kitchen territory clearly. Instead, there is one open space that connects the kitchen with another room, usually the dining area or living room. Family room is also another less popular option.
This type of kitchen provides cozy environment for family gathering. With no clear boundary between two rooms, it creates a wider space for family activities with proper lighting. Therefore, this type of kitchen is also very appropriate to be applied in a small house with space limitation.
Color is something important to think about in a kitchen remodeling as it gives away the whole mood of the kitchen. For big house with big kitchen, colorful setting may have been a great choice to create such a rich and lively ambience. However, if your kitchen is small, even with the open space concept, neutral palette colors are the best to go with. This color arrangement is best because it will keep the eye moving within the space with the same color, thus recognizing the kitchen as one united entity.
As it is important and mood lifting to have a proper lighting in your kitchen, energy-efficient lighting is also one thing to consider these days. With the rising concern for our earth’s survival, the trend of energy-efficient lighting is something that needed to be supported in every possible way. Of course, it does not mean that we cannot have proper lighting for our kitchen.
Remember that the source of light does not only come from electronic lamps. Sunshine has always been a good choice for lighting our house. It is free, it is healthy, it has better quality, and now it is environmentally friendly. Big windows that let sunshine in can also be a place to put nice decoration to beautify your kitchen.
Furthermore, additional lighting for night time or special occasions such as a romantic dinner is the next thing to install. Chandelier or light with dimming options are great additional for your kitchen.
Backsplashses are problems that uniquely belong to kitchen. Stones or ceramic tiles are usually the main option for backsplashes over the kitchen sink. However, the new trend shows that glass material is also acceptable for the job.