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Looking to remodel your kitchen?
Here is a look at some current trends!

Things to keep in mind when doing kitchen remodelling

Before the financial market debacles of 2008, the focus for most home owners was on renovations and home improvements. We are seeing a return to those days right now as more homeowners are beginning to go back to renovating their homes, with many focusing on the kitchen. Let’s take a look at what people are doing with their kitchens this year.

Open kitchen

The new homes of today are being designed with open floor plans. This means more people are emulating the open floor look with their kitchen remodelling. The decision you make here matters a lot, as it can contribute a great deal to the overall feel around the house.

If your home’s layout makes it unrealistic to have an open kitchen, you can consider opening up a part of the wall to insert a big window in its place. The window will brighten up the space and also give your kitchen a more natural, earthy feel.

Modern design new kitchen
Before you decide to remodel your kitchen, check the latest trends and consider your available space and family needs.

Kitchen Cabinets

Adding extra kitchen cabinets is time consuming and expensive, so most people ignore them unless there is really a reason for change. Many people simply refinish the wood and add new doors. Many are also replacing wooden cabinet doors with glass to generate a sleeker look; this is a popular trend of 2015.

The flooring

There are many flooring options to choose from these days but most homeowners are sticking to tiles, hardwood and linoleum. If you love an old-school feel in the kitchen though, you could go for cherry oak and mahogany kitchen floors, as seen in some of the best London kitchen designs - Mike Taylor.

Use of a backsplash

A quality backsplash can seriously improve the feel of your kitchen. They are normally placed above the countertops and below the cabinets. So instead of leaving the walls exposed and, well, boring, many people overlay with some small tiles. While the backsplashes from a few years ago appear tame these days, the designs of today are far more intricate. Regardless of what option you go with though, you can be sure of having a great looking wall if you choose an option that fits your kitchen theme. One reason why backsplashes are so popular is that they are easier to clean than, say, painted walls.

Sinks

A kitchen remodel is incomplete these days unless the old kitchen sink is replaced with a double sink. This not just improves the look of the kitchen it also gives you the opportunity to prepare different foods at the same time and not need to worry about cross contamination. It also allows you to have dirty dishes on one part and clean dishes on the other; not slightly but a reality in today’s busy world.

White Ice Appliances

Appliances are the focus of virtually everything you’ll do in your kitchen. Microwaves and oven combos, dishwashers, wine coolers, perhaps a washing machine, are all still as important as ever. There seems to be a gradual shift from stainless steel to white ice appliances. White ice is as durable as stainless steel but it shines more and ultimately looks more luxurious under a kitchen’s ambient light.

These are just a few of the current trends in kitchen renovation.

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