Ideas for Modern and Classic Kitchen Updates
Houses were designed very differently a couple of decades ago. Each room had an assigned function and was separated by a wall. Starting late in the 20th century, that began to change. Open floor plans were becoming more common, which encouraged families to spend more time together. Some homes still kept vestiges of the past such as formal dining rooms or formal sitting (living) rooms for the purpose of entertaining in a separate space.
Today, almost all new houses feature an open floor plan. This means that the kitchen has been upgraded from being simply a place to cook and clean dishes to an integral part of the house, making floating pot holders, kitchen islands, and other modern kitchen accessories a must-have for any kitchen.
What to Consider When Updating Your Kitchen
If you’re moving into an older home or simply want to update your home’s kitchen, there are a couple of things to consider. For example, if you have an older home and want to implement a more open floor plan, you need to consult with professionals who know exactly what you can and can’t do. Many of us would love to tear down a wall or open up a window but from a foundation standpoint, your home may not be able to hand it.
If your vision has been altered because of foundation concerns or budgetary issues, there are a couple of ideas that you can consider without having to tear down your old kitchen. Here are some ideas to consider incorporating:
This option works best for kitchens that are already in a semi-open space. Kitchen islands have evolved from being a simple option to offering more counter space. New design trends include multipurpose kitchen islands, which include your sink or stove top, as well as plenty of storage space below. Pet owners can even consider adding a feeding station at one of the ends to make feeding your pets a breeze, as well as easy to clean!
Minimal Overhead Cabinetry
Many people are starting to rid the kitchen of old-fashioned cabinet options. Who really needs that overhead cabinet that no one but maybe Dad can reach anyway? Instead, they are adding more storage space by way of kitchen islands.
Open Shelf Concept
Say goodbye to cabinet doors! People who are going for modern industrial or farmhouse concepts have eschewed cabinet doors, choosing instead to display organized kitchenware and pantry items in the remaining kitchen cabinets that are left above counters.
Experimenting with Cabinet Colors
In recent times, designers have been turning to darker jewel tones on kitchen cabinets such as plum, navy, and even black. However, if you’re not a fan of darker colors or don’t think your kitchen has enough natural light to support such a scheme, classic white and gray are still mainstays in kitchen design.
Contact Dominguez and Sons Custom Cabinet Shop for Quality Kitchen Updates
When it comes to cabinetry and kitchen islands, Dominguez and Sons Cabinet Shop provides superior quality work you’ll love! We pride ourselves in using the best materials and skills in order to ensure that you get the kitchen island or entertainment center of your dreams. Simply put, you won’t be disappointed. Make the change you want; contact us today!