The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. When guests are over, everyone clusters in and around the kitchen, leaning on kitchen counters and snacking on food found in the kitchen cabinets. People also spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing and cleaning up after meals. It is no surprise that many people want a kitchen remodel more than any other room in the home. But how do you design a kitchen that you or a future buyer will be happy with for many years? Here are a few things to consider:
1. Start by looking at kitchen remodeling photos. The photos will inspire ideas and demonstrate what’s possible in kitchen cabinet design, counter tops, and appliance configurations. Focus on photos of kitchens that are close to the same size as your own, keeping in mind square footage as well as ceiling height. The kitchen remodel of a 500 square foot kitchen can be much more elaborate than a 100 to 200 square foot kitchen.
2. Examine the space and lighting of your kitchen. Proper lighting and arrangements give the illusion of more space, which is what you want in your kitchen. If your kitchen is smaller, then you’ll likely want to be sure to make good use of lighting and smart kitchen cabinet design to make the most of your space. A kitchen doesn’t have to be enormous, but you can create the illusion of a larger space.
3. After seeing other kitchen designs and examining your own space and lighting, you can start designing. Think about how each element from your inspiration affects the space and light of your room. Dark kitchen cabinets may look elegant in a big kitchen, but can make a smaller kitchen feel closed in. Go over samples with a professional interior designer or kitchen cabinet designer for help making smart choices for your kitchen remodel.