Kitchen Remodel Ideas We Love

Posted by Paige Rose on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 2:51pm

Looking for kitchen remodel ideas? Look no further! Everyone knows that the most high-traffic and high-impact room in the home is the kitchen. When it comes to kitchen remodels, money needs to be spent wisely. 

Between the time it takes to complete, all of the design details and the budget decisions - there are many factors in making a new kitchen outstanding. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of our favorite kitchen remodel ideas!

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Traditional Kitchen

One of the most classic kitchen remodel ideas centers around this traditional style because it is so rich in character. 

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Photo: Randy Jeffcoat

Architecture takes center stage, and elegant trim work is visible in cabinet designs, islands, and even ceiling details. Cabinets are typically dark stains or painted with glazed finishes. When paired with antique hardware, the kitchen instantly feels like home without ever feeling dated.

We love traditional kitchens for their natural stone countertops and substantial hardware. During the remodel process, look for detailed, ornate faucets that pair well with the cabinet hardware for a comprehensive design.

Homeowners often incorporate several types of finishes in traditional kitchen remodels. This helps create a room filled with custom touches. This might be reflected in color choices for cabinets differing from the island, or even using different stone countertop colors while still looking cohesive. 

Traditional kitchens are often places where guests can admire the focus on details. When the little touches are thought out and paired with beautiful appliances, traditional kitchens make the home feel comfortable and lived-in. 

 

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Craftsman Kitchens

When you walk into a beautifully furnished craftsman kitchen, you will immediately notice the heavy cabinetry and clean lines. Sometimes paired with shiplap, inset kitchen cabinetry is a distinctive aspect of the classic design. It keeps the room true to the style of the original period homes.

Kitchen Remodel 2 

Photo: Coastal Signature Homes

Clean lines of the craftsman style can often include some subtle trim details. Make this classic style more modern by using bright color palettes versus the rich, deep tones from the past.

Not a shiplap fan? Choose a classic subway style backsplash tile in a neutral color. When it comes to one of the most used things in the home, there are lots of sink options. If you like a farmhouse style (perfect for the craftsman kitchen) choose from a single-basin or divided sink. A few brands even make a separated sink with a low divider, so it can still fit extra large pans inside the sink. We think this design is a powerhouse and quite revolutionary for chefs everywhere!

For dine-in kitchens or empty walls, think about incorporating simple board and batten chair rail or french doors with window details. Shaker style cabinets are a must-have for craftsman style kitchen remodels, which we also love for modern kitchens. It is a timeless look that cannot go wrong. 

If you take your time and make tasteful choices for your kitchen, you will create a functional and beautiful space that increases the value of your home significantly. No matter the style you choose, the kitchen can become your favorite room in your home!

 

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Modern Kitchens

Is modern design up your alley? The key to pulling off modern in the kitchen is in the details. Sleek lines, monochromatic color choices, and minimal design are all musts.

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Photo: Ultimate Kitchen

White, bevel-free cabinetry is par for the course in a modern kitchen. You also see natural wood grain in some cases. One thing you never see: ornate trim. Think: right angles! 

Stainless steel appliances are another cornerstone of modern kitchen remodels. The bigger, the better. Go for minimalist when choosing fixtures and cabinet pulls. 

Modern kitchens often feature unique uplighting in the cabinets and artistic (but clean) pendants over the islands.

Conclusion

Whether your family needs to update an old kitchen or you want a little home refresh, remodeling the kitchen is one of the best things you can do. Remember:

  1. Traditional kitchens are heavy on the details and are a great choice if you like classic styles but don’t want to risk looking dated.

  2. Craftsman kitchens are all about clean lines. Choose neutral colors for an updated look. 

  3. An easy way to keep kitchens modern is choosing stainless steel appliances. 

Which of these kitchen remodel ideas works best in your home? 

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