We hear a lot about universal design and every new kitchen should have it. Do we really know what it means and why it is important? Universal design means universal use of your kitchen. Meaning that anyone from grandparents, those with disabilities, young children, tall people and short people can move around and be able to use the kitchen. If you truly have a well-designed kitchen it will not only be able to accommodate everyone, but most people won’t notice anything different.
When getting a new Florida kitchen people don’t always realize that there is a slightly different process when building with new construction vs. remodeling your current kitchen. While the cabinets and materials you use are the same there is are some differences in how things are done and your ability to choose. It helps to know what to expect so you don’t become frustrated with the process and you have a better understanding of what is supposed to happen.
White kitchen cabinets have maintained their popularity over the last several years. According to the predicted kitchen trends for 2016 that popularity will continue. A recent Houzz survey predicts that 49 percent of homeowners will opt for white when choosing their kitchen cabinet color.
Some homeowners shy away from white kitchens because they feel they lack personality or can be too sterile. With the right combination of countertops, backsplash, and other decorating kitchen design elements, a white kitchen is anything but boring. Other homeowners are afraid a white kitchen is too hard to keep clean. In reality it is no more work to clean and maintain a white kitchen than any other color.
With recently just having celebrated the New Year it is a great time to begin thinking about upcoming home remodeling projects we hope to accomplish in the coming year. Many of those projects will help us improve our overall lifestyle and achieve some of our recently set New Year’s resolutions.
Whether you are downsizing to a more manageable house or purchasing your first home your kitchen may not be the size you had hoped for. It’s easy to assume that with a smaller kitchen that means you are going to have to go without or give up some of the things you want. While there may be some truth to that, you may be surprised at what you can fit into your small kitchen. You may not have room for that oversized island or that gourmet gas stove, but with an experienced designer you can fit a lot more into a small kitchen than you realize.
Most homes have some sort of mudroom, and those that don’t wish they did! Frequently these mudrooms (or make-shift mudrooms) turn into a place to dump all your stuff into a mess when you walk in the door.
When it comes to adding visual interest and style to your Florida kitchen remodel there are a variety of ways you can do this. You can use multiple cabinet finishes in the kitchen, add crown molding, add furniture touches, or another popular option is using more than one countertop material. There are many benefits that result when including two or more countertop materials.
We all have different personalities and our own sense of style. Those personalities and style are reflected in our homes. Some of us may be more traditional while others like to push the envelope and like unique and different. There are a variety of different kitchen styles that may work for an individual. Figuring out which one is right for you and your home is the first hurdle to overcome when designing a kitchen.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen there are so many different decisions you, the homeowner, has to make. Deciding what upgrades you should choose for your Orlando kitchen cabinets can be a little overwhelming. It is hard to decide when working within a budget which ones will give you the biggest return on your investment, as well as which ones you’ll like the most since you can’t have them all.