Remodeling your kitchen isn’t something to be taken lightly. It is a more costly home remodeling project than most, and somewhat disruptive, so you likely want your kitchen renovation to last for decades.
So how do you add a “wow” factor to your new kitchen, signature elements that reflect your personal style, without risking regretting design decisions in 10 years?
Here are some suggestions:
Not as in loud floral fabrics one might choose for a visit to Bermuda; island style as in your kitchen’s center island.
Its placement makes a center island virtually any kitchen’s focal point, so it is a natural place to add some pizazz. Because it is smaller, encompassing far fewer linear feet of cabinetry and countertops than a kitchen’s perimeter, any errors in judgment can be more easily be corrected.
Color is just one way to make your center island stand out.
It isn’t just the base of a center island where you can have fun with design. Its countertop takes up a lot of “visual space.” A counter in a color that contrasts the perimeter counter is an eye-catching option, as is a waterfall edge.
The backsplash in another element that packs a lot of visual punch yet can be swapped fairly easily by a skilled tile person.
For years, white subway tile was the go-to choice for many homeowners. It is still a great option, but consider an updated take on the timeless look, such as going with an elongated tile or one with texture, such as beveling, that gives it a 3D look.
Small Ways to Make a Big Visual Impact
There are a lot of little design elements throughout a kitchen that can add impact to the space’s overall look. Take the time to really look around your existing kitchen, and peruse the internet, before making your choices.
And last, but by no means least, never underestimate the impact of kitchen stools. Opt for something bold; really get out of your comfort zone. If you end up not loving your choice, they can be changed without so much as the need for a screwdriver!
We hope you found these ideas inspiring. Please contact us with any questions, or to arrange a consultation if you are considering remodeling your Cape Cod home.