Being traditionally thought of as the first of the four seasons of the year, spring often signals something of a new beginning, something of a change. And there’s no denying that your home could really some of that change.
Kitchen upgrades typically takes the cake on this one as this is where family and friends can get together and enjoy each other’s company during the year round.
Here are some great ideas you might want to consider for your kitchen’s brand-new spring look:
1) Concealment of Appliances
A professional kitchen remodeling contractor will identify this one as one of the newest trends in spring kitchen design. For obvious reasons, this trend has come to stay. If you are looking for an artistic way of saving space, then strategically hiding your appliances is definitely the way to go. In addition to improving functionality in your kitchen, it makes for a better organized and de-cluttered kitchen. Hiding appliances in plain sight also comes with the added perk of serving as a source of amusement and awe for your guests when it becomes revealed. Steam ovens, warming drawers and built-in coffee centres (which comes with a customized cup of coffee with just one press of a button) are interesting prospects to consider.
2) Color Trends for Kitchen Appliances
You can’t just throw in every shade of every hue into your kitchen. Some colors have garnered a reputation for themselves as ideal for all kitchen appliances, and one such ageless colors is stainless steel. It prides itself in its selling point: the shiny finish it gives which also serves as a mark of luxury. Its sterile qualities are also excellent compared to other exteriors. Black is also not a bad idea, it can gift a kitchen with a formal, yet contemporary appearance, and it comes as a plus that it is able to go well with virtually any style. Cream, beige and gray are other amazing colors you might want to consider.
It sure looks like everyone is opting for maple cabinetry this spring but it does nothing to dent the credentials of various shades of white or off-white hues. Dark natural, light natural or color-painted finishes are also good choices for cabinet hue. In terms of style, you’re spoilt for choice as there is a myriad of trendy and eye-catching cabinet styles to choose from. Some of which include: floating units, cabinets with touch-latch doors and cabinets with innovative surfaces such as aluminum, semi-translucent glass and bamboo.
4) Counter tops
Kitchen remodeling contractors will usually recommend countertops with bespoke modifications such as marble pastry slab inserts and wooden butcher blocks. Other designs involve embedding concrete with metal and glass bits. In any case, best practices entail that you choose renewable and recycled materials over natural stone, marble and quartz. This will go a long way to cut down on maintenance costs. Laminate and paper are some options to consider in the recycled category.
Finding the perfect lighting for your kitchen will impart it with a certain alluring ambience and light fixtures are a becoming top choice. The trick in using accent lighting .It can inadvertently highlight your kitchen’s strongest points and decorations like glassware, dishware and frames. It’s like the supporting acts that make the prima ballerina look so graceful on stage. Another option is sconce lighting which have a way of spilling the light upwards or sideways and form attractive backdrops. If you’re not big on aesthetics, bigger decorative fixtures will brighten the kitchen and improve its functionality.
An experienced kitchen remodeling contractor can help translate these ideas to achieve the look and functionality and must haves in your kitchen this spring. A properly planned and executed kitchen upgrade does not improve your kitchen’s look, it also makes for a better utilization of existing space and an expansion in storage capacity.