If you are like most homeowners, one of the main reasons you are interested in upgrading your kitchen is the aesthetics. In other words, your kitchen probably looks tired and dated. According to Zippia, 92% of homes in the U.S. were built before the year 2000. Does your home look like it’s lost in the decade you bought it? Are you interested in adding more storage and modern features? By planning a renovation, you can ensure you’ll get the look you’ve been dreaming of with the features that will make it more functional. Make sure you follow these tips below to fully modernize the space with help from our expert kitchen designers.
Upgrade Your Cabinetry
Gone are the days of drab oak kitchen cabinets. Nowadays, modern kitchens have cabinets in every shade, from cool neutral whites and light greys, to bright hues of green and blue. Beyond their color, if your kitchen drawers and cabinet doors have seen better days, it is time upgrade them for your own sanity. Don't put up with those broken drawers a moment longer. Whether you elect for custom or semi-custom cabinetry, you can customize the design of the doors, the color, and the hardware to create the ideal look for your taste. Working with your TriVistaUSA Design + Build kitchen designer, you can include internal features like deep pullout drawers and retractable shelfs to make it easier to store large cookware and appliances. Modernizing your kitchen cabinetry in these ways will make it a much more enjoyable space for preparing meals for family and friends.
Add High End Stainless Steel Appliances
Your appliances are an important part of your kitchen and one of the main focal points. By choosing a high end stainless steel range and hood, you can feel peace of mind that your space not only looks great, but that these high quality appliances will last a long time. Whether you opt for Wolf or Miele, or another luxury brand, classic stainless steel will bring brightness and elegance to any space, which makes it a modern material that goes well with all other features in your more modern kitchen.
Replace Your Countertops
There are many terrific options for countertops these days. Working with your designer, you can select honed granite, soapstone, quartz, and many other more modern options for your countertops. These all have great durability and will last for years to come, and each can help you achieve a particular vibe for your space that's just right for you. That’s why it’s so important to think about your countertops when planning a kitchen remodeling project. If you cook for your family every day, then your countertops are an essential upgrade to help you have a great space to make those delicious meals.
Update the Lighting
If you're living in a dated kitchen, then doubtless your kitchen lighting is due for an upgrade, as well. Adding task lighting above your kitchen island, pendants, recessed lighting in the ceiling, and lighting under the upper cabinets on the perimeter will enhance your cooking and hosting experiences. Another benefit of updating your kitchen lighting is that modern LED lighting fixtures are more energy efficient. Keep in mind that your dimmer switches will likely need to be upgraded for LED compatibility, as well. Once it's all installed, your kitchen will be a brighter and more beautiful space to gather with family and friends.
If you’re interested in modernizing your kitchen, then make sure you get in touch with the team at TriVistaUSA Design + Build. We want to ensure your home in Arlington, VA is everything you’ve dreamed of. Our expert kitchen design team looks forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can complete every step of your dream remodeling project.