Whether you want to improve function or add style, remodeling your kitchen is a great investment for your home, finances, and family's needs. While surprising to hear, a minor kitchen remodel can offer you a return on your investment of up to 92.9 percent, making it one of the best rooms to renovate. Unfortunately, there are many elements in your kitchen so deciding on what parts of the kitchen to update can become overwhelming. If you are planning to renovate your kitchen, here are a few trends you must consider in 2018 without the worry of the updates going out of style.
If you live in an older home, you may need to replace all the cabinets in the kitchen. If your home is newer, your cabinets and drawers may only need a facelift with new paint, hardware, and accessories. No matter which option is right for you, opt for custom elements for your cabinetry.
First and foremost, implement custom storage solutions into your cabinets and drawers. Specialized areas for your trash and recycling bins, pots, pans, and lids, and cooking utensils will ensure your kitchen is functional, valuable, and organized.
If you have pets in the home, consider designing a pet-feeding station directly into your cabinetry. During the design process, designate one corner or end of the cabinets for your pet's food and water bowls. A drawer to store pet food, treats, leashes, and other accessories will also help you stay organized.
The overall look of your cabinets should also offer custom details. If you are refacing cabinet doors and drawers, consider accenting your kitchen with bold colors on areas of your cabinets or using distressed finishes to enhance a rustic farmhouse kitchen design.
Since your kitchen is most likely a meeting spot for your family in the mornings and evenings, your floors have taken a great deal of abuse over time. Replacing your old floors with the classic and durable look of wood is smart.
Today, more and more homeowners prefer the look and feel of hardwood flooring. As a matter of fact, 54 percent of buyers will pay more for a home that has hardwood floors, so this update will be a good investment if you ever need to sell the home.
Hardwood flooring works well with all design styles including a traditional, cottage, modern, or farmhouse design. In addition, hardwood is easy to keep clean, requiring a vacuuming or light mopping every once in a while.
When it is time to update your home, your kitchen is a great place to start. Custom cabinetry and hardwood floors are must-have trends for 2018 that will never go out of style. For more information, contact companies like Alleva Construction, Inc.