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Is your kitchen dark and gloomy? Do you find it difficult to locate the things that you need to cook, bake or serve meals? If you are unhappy with the look or layout of your kitchen, a kitchen renovation is in order. One of the best decisions I have ever made was hiring a remodeling contractor to assist me with the renovation of my kitchen. This contractor had some great ideas for storage, organization and layout that I never would have thought of. If you are considering renovation work in your home, this blog can help you find ways that a remodeling contractor can help you make the most of the project.


make the most of renovation projects

6 Fresh Ideas For Your Kitchen Remodel

Ronald Hayes

When you go into the planning phase of your kitchen remodel, you probably have problems in mind that you'd like solved. Maybe you need more storage space or want to improve the layout of the kitchen. Once you have the major aspects of your kitchen remodel designed, then come the details. Add fresh details to make your kitchen remodel especially attractive.

Textured Glass

Glass fronted cabinets have long been a staple for opening up the visual space in your kitchen. However, Better Homes and Gardens suggests replacing the solid glass with a ribbed variety. This adds subtle texture to your décor. Ribbed glass doors also go with any decoration style, from retro to country chic.

Accent Lighting

Task lighting is a necessary addition to make your kitchen work safer. However, accent lighting is another way to add visual interest to the space. Accent lighting can be used to highlight a special aspect of your kitchen architecture. However, you can also train track lights onto your china cabinet or another display.

Display Shelving

You may have spent a lot of time considering shelving since it'll make storage easier. However, display shelving is an attractive addition to the space. Have the shelves specially designed to display pieces you already treasure, or keep the dimensions standard for pieces you pick up. If you've opted for track lighting, display shelving is a good focal point.

Small Cubbies

Cubbies are a way to both increase storage and keep your kitchen stylish. Whether you want to stash small appliances or display a few wine bottles, consider a series of small-scale nooks. Keep their shape and placement symmetrical for maximum appeal. For example, place a row of wine cubbies on either side of a set of cabinets.

Colorful Island

Your kitchen island is literally an island unto itself, so it doesn't necessarily have to follow the décor rules of the rest of the kitchen. If you've utilized a lot of neutrals in the rest of your kitchen, consider painting the island an eye-catching color. You could pull the color through into the rest of the space with decorations, but it's not necessary – the island can be a decoration itself.

Statement Backsplash

Your backsplash is another area where you can get creative. Tile and stone are traditional, but glass tile and even stainless steel are attractive options. Let the backsplash serve as the statement of your décor style. For instance, if your kitchen style is modern, consider a stainless steel backsplash. Alternatively, opt for a Mediterranean mosaic in an Italian kitchen.

From colorful islands to textured glass, the details you add during your kitchen remodel give it a stylish character unique to your home. Contact a company like Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida for more information.