So you’re ready to remodel your kitchen—congratulations! Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to revitalize your home.
The kitchen is the center of home life, whether you’re just cooking for yourself, raising a family, or entertaining guests. Not only that, but a successful remodel will add value to your home and get you a better offer when you put it on the market.
But what makes a remodel worth the investment? Choosing from kitchen styles that suit your taste but also won’t feel dated in a few years is essential.
Here we look at 5 kitchen remodel ideas that are sure to inspire you now and stay fresh through the years.
1. Open Shelving
This kitchen design has been going strong for years, and for good reason. Not only do open shelves have a chic, open look that gives your kitchen an increased sense of space, but they also get rid of the clutter and give you a sense of what you have visually.
No more cans of food left to their sorry fates forgotten in the back of the cupboard. If you like the minimalist lifestyle and aesthetic, go for open shelving.
2. Smart Appliances
The future is now. Well, it has been for a while. Smart appliances will add a modern look to your kitchen while also making your life easier.
Our favorites? For a big purchase, get a smart fridge with cameras so you can see inside remotely from your phone. It is a dream come true.
One must-have and simple addition is a touchless sink. Rinsing off dirty hands without having to touch the handle? Genius.
3. Splurge on Sintered Stone Countertops
For a long time, homeowners looking for that “stone” look have really only had two choices when it comes to quality countertops: quartz and marble. While marble is beautiful and still highly valued, it’s difficult to maintain. So quartz is today still the most popular option in the United States.
However, there is a third option: Sintered Stone.
This material, while already quite popular in Europe (and for good reason) has not yet caught on in the United States. But it soon will.
Unlike quartz, sintered stone is made of completely natural materials. It’s also non-porous, so it doesn’t require sealing and is more hygienic. Even better—you can put your hot pots and pans directly on it without damaging it.
The catch? It is slightly more expensive than quartz. But with its increased durability and health benefits, sintered stone is the clear winner if you can spring for it.
4. Breakfast Corner
Do you have a little corner you’re not sure what to do with? The breakfast nook is a classic that’s coming back.
These breakfast nooks have us looking forward to our next slow Sunday morning.
5. Upgrade Your Backsplash
A backsplash facelift is one of the quickest and most cost-effective kitchen remodeling tricks. Check out this gallery of backsplash inspiration here.
We especially love the hand-painted patterned tile look. These days, very thin grout is in style, which is both visually appealing and easier to keep clean.
Kitchen Remodel Ideas Takeaway: Go With What You Love
At the end of the day, it’s your kitchen, and you’re the one who has to live with it. Don’t go with kitchen remodel ideas you’re on the fence about just because it’s trendy.
As the place you’ll spend the most time in your house, you’re kitchen should be something that brings you joy every time you step into it.
Do you want more home remodeling inspiration? Check out our Home Improvement section for more ideas and helpful tips!