Monday, October 19, 2015

Timeless Choices for Your Remodeled Kitchen

If you're considering having your kitchen remodeled, chances are likely there's an aspect of its current design that simply doesn't work for you. Like practically every field of design, the look of kitchens are subject to fads and short-lived stylistic choices. There are a few timeless design choices you can rely on when determining the route you want to take.

While you may consider going with a richer color, white is the standard base design in kitchens for a reason. Its inherent brightness enhances the size of the space and creates a more welcoming atmosphere both when cooking and socializing.

Beyond aesthetic choices, you'll want to put some thought into the practicality of the space. The primary purpose of the kitchen is as a work space, and you'll want to bear this in mind when determining layout. The refrigerator, sink, and stove serve as the centerpieces of the room and a common rule of thumb is to envision these pieces as a triangle to best maximize the space and create efficient flow. Setting this as the most basic blueprint for your design can alleviate a number of headaches once you get further along in the process of laying out the room.

While linoleum is an affordable and common option for kitchen floors, you can't go wrong with hardwoods. Avoiding the installation of hardwoods for the sake of saving a couple of bucks is a common regret among home buyers, and hardwoods are a sensible choice when designing open floor plans.

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