Deciding to remodel any room in your home can be a stressful event; there are many moving parts to such a project, not to mention you’re investing money in a project and hoping it will turn out the way you’ve envisioned it. There’s a lot of stress to make your remodel “perfect” and this is magnified when you’re remodeling your kitchen. Luckily, there are many aspects to creating the perfect modern kitchen remodel.
The kitchen is the heart of the home; so any remodel work should be exactly the way you want it, as you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in this room. You should first decide whether you’re going to do all the work yourself, or if you’re going to hire one or several contractors to do the work for you.
Both require a great deal of time and research; you’ll have to either research how to do all the remodeling work you’re wanting to do, or research which contractor will be the best fit for your project.
Once you’ve decided that and you’re in the planning stages, there are several considerations a homeowner should think about when designing a modern kitchen remodel to help make it picture perfect.
7 Aspects of a Modern Kitchen Remodel
Modern homes are one of the most popular remodeling trends of 2018, and there are many aspects of making your home modern.
7 characteristics of a modern kitchen include:
- Color schemes
- Lighting Types
Below, we’ll go over each aspect of a modern kitchen remodel to help you create your dream kitchen.
First and foremost, you must consider your budget. No matter how good your kitchen looks when you’re finished, it won’t be perfect if you overshoot your budget by thousands of dollars. Create a budget for all the changes you want to make based on what you can afford, and be both realistic and honest about your financial situation.
Decide what aspects of a kitchen remodel are most important to you–whether it’s new cabinets, new flooring, a new countertop, etc.–and then pursue the most important parts of your budget.
Make sure to allow for unexpected costs in your budget as well to avoid any financial surprises further down the line.
Carefully consider what color scheme you’re going to choose for your modern kitchen remodel.
You may decide to leave paint or cabinet colors the same, or to change things up in terms of color.
If you do, modern kitchens often contain a darker color for the floor, and move lighter as you move up the walls towards the ceiling. Your ceiling should be a light color, and your walls a shade in between the two.
Also consider the color of your countertops and cabinets, as well. A popular cabinet color for your modern kitchen remodel may include a light white color.
Creating a bright kitchen is favored in 2018.
Speaking of cabinets, this is probably the most talked-about part of a kitchen remodel.
Think carefully about what changes you want to make to your cabinets, if any.
You may decide to go with your existing cabinets; but if not, there are many options.
Open cabinetry is an option that is growing in popularity in a modern kitchen. Open cabinets keeps the frame of cabinets but most often removes doors to open the space up even more. They are also a popular choice that allows you to show off dishware and china sets.
Another consideration for your modern kitchen remodel in terms of cabinetry are the handles and knobs used. Even if you don’t replace the cabinets themselves, upgrading the handles and knobs can really improve the look of your existing cabinets and create a modern feel.
Lighting is an aspect of kitchen remodeling that is often overlooked–but giving it attention can dramatically impact the modern look of your kitchen.
Consider adding more windows to your kitchen to bring in more natural light, if the opportunity is available. Track lighting over countertops is also a great way to have low profile fixtures that will illuminate workspaces well and create a modern look.
Other areas that homeowners often forget about are the light fixtures over a kitchen/dining room table, and lighting underneath hanging cabinets.
There are many options for the former, but be sure to choose one that matches at least your countertop, cabinets, or both.
And the latter is helpful, as sometimes hanging cabinets can block lighting from track lighting or in-ceiling lighting, making parts of the countertop dark and shaded.
Appliances are obviously an integral part of any kitchen.
There are many options if you’re in the market to buy all new appliances, including Smart appliances that offer many unique technological options.
But you’re also likely to be able to find simple, straightforward yet high quality appliances if Smart technology isn’t of interest.
Select a color that you like and that will match the rest of your kitchen.
Stainless steel is a neutral color and also looks very clean, but sometimes black, white, or a particular color will match the color scheme better.
Regardless of what color is selected, be sure to measure for the appliances first before any additional construction work is done to be sure they fit upon installation during your modern kitchen remodel.
If your kitchen size permits, consider installing an island during your modern kitchen remodel.
Islands not only add a unique modern style to a kitchen but they have many practical uses, as well.
They offer additional places for seating, making them great if you plan to entertain a lot.
They also offer storage, and additional counter space. These can be constructed easily and affordably.
Last but not least, take into account where you and your family will sit in your kitchen.
Be sure to leave ample space for a kitchen table and chairs, if this is part of your design plan.
If space allows, adding a breakfast nook or a window ledge seat is a nice addition to any kitchen.
Creating the perfect modern kitchen remodel isn’t difficult if homeowners consider a few important aspects, the most important of these being the budget.
Focus on the changes you most want to make and build your budget around those things.
Cabinets and lighting are two key areas that can truly transform any room of the house, but adding an island is a change that is unique to the kitchen and can provide many practical benefits.
No matter what aspects you decide to focus on in your kitchen remodel, pursuing the items you most want remodeled and doing so with your budget in mind will ensure a successful project.