When you are looking at ways to remodel your kitchen with a face lift or a new look and feel, there are many ways to go about it. Whether it is changing a few features, adding something new, or creating a new kitchen layout, there are numerous options to choose from. To get you started, here are some kitchen design trends to consider as you head into 2015.
Converting Old To New
Sometimes a kitchen design makeover can be as simple as adding in something new to spice up the old design. Using as much of the original design as possible will save you time and money in your remodeling. Just by adding a few new appliances, some new cabinets, a simple counter top, or a fresh coat of paint, you can quickly and easily transform your kitchen.
The Socially Minded Kitchen
More and more people use their kitchen area as a place to visit and socialize with friends as the meal is prepared, which is something to consider when looking at kitchen design ideas. A kitchen island is a popular addition, for example, that many are now adding to their kitchens. Islands give a more modern look and feel, provide extra working space, and provide added space for seating.
You can add a built-in island to match your cabinetry and countertops, or make it an even easier update with a free-standing island. Numerous home and kitchen stores offer free-standing islands with butcher block, stainless steel, or even marble tops, some of which are available with casters so they can be moved if needed.
Reflect Light with the Flooring
Flooring tiles that are lighter in color can go a long way in helping brighten up the kitchen area by making it easier to reflect light around the room. The lighter colored tiles can also offer a beautiful contrast to darker colors on the kitchen walls, counters, or cabinets. For inspiring ways to use flooring to revamp your kitchen makeover plan, looking at websites such as Houzz, HGTV, and Pinterest can give you a glimpse into what others are doing to update their kitchens for 2015.
Using Lighting For More Than Lighting
The lighting you choose to use in your kitchen makeover can go much further than simply adding a light source. Many new lighting features can serve as beautiful design features in and of themselves. From recessed lighting, lamps, fixtures, and lighting location, there are many ways lighting can be use to transform a kitchen. Kitchen design ideas can really shine when it comes to lighting additions. Sometimes, even the simplest lighting can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen.
Linking Color Schemes
Make sure you look at the colors that are not only in the kitchen but in the nearby rooms as you work on your kitchen design plans. Can you see some gold from the kitchen when you looking into the living room? Add a touch of golden tones into the kitchen to tie things together. Is wood featured heavily in the dining room? Then use the same wood tones and stains in the cabinets. Your kitchen makeover may just need a little reworking of the color palette.
Using these tips can go a long way in helping you develop a new, unique, and elegant kitchen design that is just right for you and your home or apartment. Whether you live in a large house or a small apartment, there are wonderful and creative ways to get your kitchen design ready for 2015. Try some of these ideas or come up with new ones to create a kitchen that is uniquely you! Don’t forget to check out our project gallery for inspiration.
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