3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas That Will Set Off Fireworks

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July and day of celebration! If you’re ready to declare yourself independent from the current look and layout of your home, give Nate’s Custom Renovations a call! We’d love to help you with your next remodel.

3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas That Will Set Off Fireworks

Years ago, the family kitchen was a “working” room that was unadorned and closed off from guests. Today it’s the heart of the home for both families and guests.

Here are three ideas for making the heart of your home a place that everybody will love to congregate:

1. Go Natural 

Wood and natural stone materials for flooring are increasingly popular. They wear well and look great. Plus, since so many kitchens now open up into a great room, it creates a natural flow from the kitchen to the rest of the house.

2. Stay with Stainless

Designers are always looking for the next kitchen appliance color. The trend right now is toward bold colors. But, as much as some designers try to kill stainless, it’s still a great choice because it’s easy to clean and it blends with so many different styles.

3. Open Things Up

There’s a significant move toward open-style shelving in the kitchen. For one thing, it creates an open, airy feel (which is particularly nice if you have a smaller kitchen). Plus, it’s a great way to show off attractive or unusual items (like that French press you never actually use!).

4. 4th of July Bonus! 

Keep your eye on LED lighting solutions for the kitchen. There are more and more possibilities all the time, and these lights (pendant, chandeliers, or track lights) give off a much more natural and pleasing light than CFLs.

A Final Fourth of July Fact

Benjamin Franklin did not approve of the bald eagle being chosen as the symbol for the new nation, calling it, “a bird of bad moral character.” He preferred the turkey. Ben was an incredibly intelligent man and a great patriot, but thank goodness he was over-ruled on choosing our national symbol!