The kitchen is the heart of the home, so after saving up enough money to finally renovate it the way you want is exciting! Researching kitchen trends and reno ideas can be a fun experience, but also overwhelming because there is so much to choose from! A kitchen renovation can also add more value you to your home, and a real estate agent can help guide you which renovations will give you the most bang for your buck.
Here are modern kitchen reno trends that you should consider.
1. Kitchen Colours
There are lots of different ways to incorporate one, or all of the following:
Paint the top cupboards a different colour than the bottom or paint the island black and the rest of your cabinets white. Bring bright accent colours in with vases, towels, and lighting.
2. New Cabinets
Also change your cabinet colour and add more cabinet space with dividers and Lazy Susans. Open shelving is becoming popular too, so add a mixture of both.
3. Go Green
Upgrade your fridge and dishwasher to energy efficient ones. Gas and convection ovens save more energy too and last a long time.
Opening up your main floor so your kitchen, dining room and living room are connected will add a lot of value to your home. The most common feature homebuyers look for is an open-concept floor plan – it makes the space seem larger, it is great for being able to watch kids, and it is great when you are entertaining and have guests over.
Having benches at the kitchen table instead of chairs is a cool and modern design. They can make your space seem larger than it is, since you do not have separate chairs, and benches can easily be tucked away when not in use. They can also be turned into an extra storage space!
6. Barn Doors
Barn doors have become very popular in the last few years because they give your room a modern, sleek, farmhouse style design. They can be used for any room of the house, but if you are short on space, you could have a smaller barn door for your kitchen pantry. Whether you go with a distressed wood look, or decide to paint it to match your cabinets, it will look great!
7. Add A Backsplash
Backsplashes bring your kitchen design together and is very appealing to the eye. Choosing the right tiling can be tricky (especially with so many design options) but it can also be fun and they are easy to clean too. Homebuyers love seeing a beautiful backsplash that is also easy to maintain.
8. Hire Professionals
Trying to do everything yourself may help you save money, but if it is not being done right, it could easily set you back more money than you thought. Having professionals install cabinets for you, do the flooring, or laying tile, could potentially save you money in the long run and save you the hassle of finding time to do it!
There are a lot of great modern kitchen design ideas nowadays, especially with barn doors and creating an open-concept floor plan becoming popular. Everyone has their own sense of style, but if you are selling your home you may want to ask your real estate agent what renovation trends will give you the biggest bang for your buck.