Kitchen Design Tips
Thinking of buying a newly constructed home? You’ll notice these trends as you shop. Thinking of buying an older home that will need updating? Or, before you sell your home, want to update the kitchen to maximize your home’s value? Or, planning to stay in your home and update your kitchen? Well…Happy Feng shui Friday! Here are a few tips:
#1 Give in to grey
If you want to update your kitchen’s color, consider going grey. It’s great for cabinets and shelving, and complements the color of many plates and glasses. If your cabinets are in good shape, consider talking to a painter about painting them.
#2 Focus on function
Your kitchen should be functional. Soft-close and button-activated drawers and doors, for example, minimize wear and tear. And pull-outs, inserts and hideaways can make your life easier.
#3 Embrace tech
A modern kitchen needs some form of tech gadgetry: sensor-activated lights, hands-free faucets, remote-controlled crock pots… Note: Install only what you’ll actually use — and what you can actually afford.
#4 Go with the flow
The rooms in your home are designed to integrate into one another — dining room, living room, etc. Keep the integration of your kitchen in mind when you’re designing, and achieve good flow with balanced color schemes and appliances that blend with your cabinets or shelving.
#5 Maximize your space
Everything in your kitchen should have and do a job. Storage should be sleek and efficient, making the most of every nook and cranny. If your cabinets aren’t performing at their peak, consider reorganizing them. Replacing some of your upper cabinets with open shelves is a growing trend, and may offer more efficiency.
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