When remodeling the kitchen, keep in mind that you are renovating it not only for the resale value, but also for your own enjoyment. Today, the kitchen is increasingly becoming the social epicenter of a home and we always want a stylish and durable space in which we can entertain and work for a long time. If money is not an issue and you want the best kitchen, here are some tips to achieve the look and quality you want.
Choose a traditional Victorian kitchen style for a formal and elegant look. This style is characteristic of American and European houses of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Crown and rope molding, fluting, corbels, and other trim and molding create a grand look fit for a queen. Complement this style with vintage-looking fixtures and appliances. For cabinet doors, dark, heavy wood like cherry and walnut is the best choice. Apply ornate trim and molding on graceful cabinet details like cathedral arch and raised paneling. Top your cabinets with heavy crown molding and stack it high to the ceiling to take advantage of available space. Include cabinet options like tilt-out front doors, spice racks, and slide-out wire baskets for added functionality.
Go for a more individual look in your kitchen appliances and spend more on quality. Remember that you want to enjoy working in the kitchen, so don’t skimp on quality and functionality when choosing kitchen appliances. New products are available, such as plate warmers, built-in coffee systems, state-of-the-art ovens, and high-tech dishwashers that could do most kitchen tasks without lifting a finger. Buy your appliances from well-established brands in the market that provide good after-sales service and long-term guarantees.
Choose the durability and natural beauty of a granite countertop. According to builders and homeowners’ experience, granite is one of the most durable materials available for kitchen countertops. It is stain and fade resistant and will not burn in hot pots or pans. It is also available in a wide range of textures and shades to match your cabinets and décor.
For the floor, hardwood is desirable. Hardwood floors can be expected to last a long time with minimal maintenance and can be easily repaired if damaged. If a facelift is required, it can be sanded and restored as desired to give it a completely new appearance. The natural beauty of the wood finish can easily match your kitchen décor and style.