Our specialized kitchen designers will guide you through every step of the kitchen remodel process, whether you are interested in a traditional kitchen design, a modern kitchen concept or something in between. For example, the scope of a kitchen remodel might not include the insulation and air sealing the walls, roof, and foundation of the rest of the house, but if the building is extremely leaky, you’d be hard pressed to call any kitchen remodel green without addressing the energy-wasting problems first.
Renovation ideas for old homes can be planned so that new items and appliances can be integrated along with the kitchen’s older features, for example your new stainless steel refrigerator would not appear to be out of place being in the same kitchen as an old wood-burning stove.
Only take on the task of acting as your own general contractor on big projects like kitchen and bathroom remodeling if you can handle being solely responsible for hiring subcontractors, sourcing materials and accessories, and making sure everything arrives on time.
Another pragmatic kitchen decorating idea is adding a chalkboard to jot down notes, events, grocery lists or recipes, as well as a big calendar that the family can all contribute to. Adding a succulent arrangement or herb garden to the windowsill livens up the space (literally) and can balance out designs that may feel too heavy in one element or another.
Pull-out countertops: If you need more room to prepare food or chop vegetables, you can have a countertop contractor install a counter extension that you can flip or pull out when you need it. You’ll get more prep space without constantly bumping into it or reducing the space in your kitchen.