Create a thoughtful design for your kitchen that makes it feel like it fits your family’s needs and is visually appealing, but not overly trendy.
Not only can a kitchen remodel be a time-consuming project, but it can get pretty expensive. A 2012 issue of Remodeling Magazine estimates that the average kitchen remodel costs about $53,931. That is a lot of money to put into one room of your home. However, investing in your kitchen is well worth it, you just have to make sure that you make design and function choices that will stand the test of time and will not need updating in a few years. One of the ways to achieve this is to avoid anything too trendy.
There are different motivations behind choosing to do a kitchen remodel. Usually, homeowners who are hoping to sell their homes are interested in kitchen remodeling because they wish to make their kitchen more appealing to buyers. Or homeowners who are staying put are undertaking a remodeling project in order to customize their kitchen and improve upon it in order to make the room more functional and livable for the family. Staying away from trends that could be old news in a year or two, or designs that you might tire of after spending some quality time in your kitchen will keep you on track with choosing designs that will stay fresh for as long as possible.
Trends fade and what was fashionable a few years ago now looks outdated. Most homeowners who feel the need to invest in a kitchen remodel do so because they feel that their kitchens no longer look current. There are some trends from even a year or two ago that now can make a kitchen look dated.
If your current kitchen incorporated any of these past trends, it may be time for a remodel. Trending ideas like appliance garages – spots to hide away appliances rather than leaving them out on the counter, farmhouse sinks, range hoods, and pot racks as a focal point of the kitchen, are just some of the trends that were very popular in kitchen design just a few years ago. Some of these ideas are more outdated than others, and some have proven to be not very practical for modern day kitchens.
Kitchen niches were built in spaces for the phone and mixer and other appliances. Some people had desks installed in their kitchen niches. But these spaces are no longer very practical, as many households do not even have a landline phone anymore, and most people found that having a desk in the kitchen was not really the best way to use the space they had.
Brightly colored appliances were trendy for a time. But too much color can be overwhelming and give your kitchen a look that lacks focus. Making everything stainless steel was also a trend at one time. Stainless is still a great option, but instead of making it the focal point, choosing a stainless sink and appliances are like choosing an appealing neutral.
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Whether you are updating your kitchen because you want to sell your home or are investing in personalizing a space for you and your family, stay practical. Some of the kitchen remodeling ideas that were trendy at some point, lost their appeal because they just weren’t very practical for day to day use. Create a thoughtful design for your kitchen that makes it feel like it fits your family’s needs and is visually appealing, but not overly trendy.
Contact AAA Remodeling today at (636) 349-5777. Our Remodeling Specialists will look over your project with you, provide expert advice and help design solutions that fit into your budget.
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