- Meghan Turner-Patel
5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Spring
Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Now that spring has sprung, it may be time to consider a kitchen refresh. After all, when it comes to trimming fresh bouquets and prepping spring produce, wouldn't be ideal to have an amazing kitchen in which to do so? A kitchen remodel can create a gorgeous space to enjoy the fruits of the season and the company of your family and friends.
First, it's always important to hire a trustworthy, experienced, licensed and insured general contractor to help update your kitchen. This can save time, save money and save sanity.
Here are some ideas to consider when remodeling your home's kitchen.
1. Conceal Appliances
A professional kitchen remodeling contractor will identify this as one of the most popular trends in kitchen design. This technique saves space, while keeping the kitchen looking organized and tidy. Hiding appliances in plain sight also comes with the added perk of amusing and surprising guests, who will be delighted by a kitchen that's beautifully and strategically designed. Steam ovens, warming drawers and coffee centers are all fantastic options to consider.
2. Update Appliances
Replacing old and outdated appliances can provide your kitchen a major facelift. Appliances come in a variety of colors, such as timeless stainless steel and the on-trend black stainless. They also come in a variety of "smart" options that can make life a little easier with savvy functions, while also providing your home a high-tech look.
3. Replace Cabinets
Replacing cabinets is likely the biggest and most expensive kitchen remodeling option. White and off-white cabinetry is particularly in-fashion right now given its ability to brighten a space and make it appear larger. Dark- and medium-toned finishes are also great options, depending on the look you're wanting and the space your kitchen provides. In terms of cabinet styles, there are so many to choose from: shaker, floating units, touch-latch, floating shelves (in combination with cabinets) -- to name a few. There are also modern surfaces available, such as aluminum, semi-translucent glass and bamboo. Really, there's any combination and style you could possibly want.
4. Swap Out Countertops
Outdated and damaged countertops is one of the most common things we see in our kitchen remodels. A beautiful marble, quartz, granite, wood or concrete countertop can be chosen based on your preferred aesthetic and color-scheme. Options can range from a classic, luxurious Carrara marble to a fashionable, durable pink quartz. There are also renewable and recycled materials available, including laminate and even paper. For additional interest, both kitchen remodeling contractors and designers may recommend countertops with bespoke features, such as a marble pastry slab insert, concrete island or a wood butcher block insert. This is both functional and visually appealing.
5. Add or Replace Lighting
Finding the perfect lighting for your kitchen will create an alluring ambience. The trick is using accent lighting. It can highlight your kitchen's strongest features and decorations, including glassware, serving ware, the sink and island. This can be achieved by installing pendants, spotlights in glass-covered cabinetry and under-cabinet lighing. Another option is sconces, which have a way of spilling light upwards and sideways to create interest and attractive backdrops.
An experienced kitchen remodeling contractor like South Land Remodeling can help translate these ideas to achieve the exact look you want. A properly planned and executed kitchen upgrade not only adds value to your home and improves your kitchen's look, it also makes for better utilization of space and storage. Contract us today about your Los Angeles-area kitchen remodel!