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Kitchen Transformations Tips

5 Small Details with a Big Impact to Remember During a Kitchen Remodeling Project

 

After many hours of looking over numerous home renovation articles on interior design blogs and searching for inspirational photos on Pinterest, you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen.

 

You’ve found your style, be it modern, classic, traditional, cottage or something in between and you’d decided on the kitchen colors, whether you’re leaning towards a white kitchen, a natural wood kitchen, or a more vibrant color option.

 

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Whatever you decide, your kitchen transformation will make your home more comfortable and efficient and, in the long run, it will pay off if you decide to sell it.

 

Details make a big difference so here are 5 things to keep in mind before you make your final selection for your kitchen remodeling project.

 

1. Choose Both Style and Functionality for the Kitchen Sink and Faucet

 

When you are remodeling your kitchen, you’re probably going to want a new sink. Since this will be one of the main functioning elements of your new kitchen, it’s worth going beyond the basics for this long-run workhorse. There are hundreds of design elements that can make your kitchen beautiful, but the sink and faucet can really set the stage.

 

Our tip: Before making the final decision, we recommend visiting a local plumbing showroom to get a feel for how a sink and faucet will function before you settle on a style that works for you.

 

Black Star Recycled Glass Countertops by Granite Transformations

Black Star Recycled Glass Countertops by Granite Transformations

 

2. Consider Hand Cut Glass Mosaic Tiles for a Dramatic Backsplash

 

Adding a new backsplash is a remarkably easy way to make progress on transforming your kitchen.

 

Stacked, multi-colored glass mosaic tiles are the focal point of a kitchen remodeling project. If you are going for the contemporary look in your kitchen, you should definitely consider them as an option.

 

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Liberty Diamond Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash by Granite Transformations

 

3. Make a Statement with your Appliances

 

If you’re working within a limited budget, think about investing in one great statement piece for your kitchen – be it a fridge or a stove that will impress your guests when they see it and draw their attention away from any less flattering features.

 

Liberty Diamond Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash by Granite Transformations

Liberty Diamond Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash by Granite Transformations

 

Our tip: The glass tiles in this backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the glossy stainless steel appliances to create a modern look for this kitchen.

 

4. Pay Attention to the Finishing Touches of Your Kitchen Cabinets

 

Kitchen cabinetry can help refresh and add character to your kitchen’s style — whether you opt for brand-new cabinets or choose cabinet refacing as a more budget-friendly option to revamp your old, but still functioning cabinets.

 

One thing to keep in mind is that kitchen cabinets rarely come with pulls or knobs, leaving the homeowner with the decision to choose a style and finish that works within their space. If you opt for white kitchen cabinets you have more freedom as almost any of the available finishes for knobs and pulls will look great.

 

White Refaced Cabinets by Granite Transformations

White Refaced Cabinets by Granite Transformations

 

The good news is that if you opt for a different color there’s no need to match every finish. You can mix chrome with brushed nickel, or oil rubbed bronze with brass, just be sure the finishes will complement each other.

 

5. Install Focused Task Lighting

 

Often ignored before the start of a remodeling project, a lighting plan should be an integral part of a kitchen transformation in order to blend into the architectural and decorative details of the room.

 

Black Star Recycled Glass Countertops by Granite Transformations
Black Star Recycled Glass Countertops by Granite Transformations

 

A layered plane with recessed lights focused on your work areas will give depth and dimension to a kitchen.

 

Our tip: Install some lights under your cabinets to light up the countertops and let you opt for a more intimate look in your kitchen.

2 replies
  1. Sam
    Sam says:

    This article is great. While there is no utopia material the thing that matters is that you choose the countertop material that best suites your needs. Granite, quartz and solid surface are all great countertop materials. Your article gives a lot of practical advice for the homeowner shopping around.

    One point I would highly suggest for individuals shopping for countertops is to call references. Shopping for granite is not like shopping for a TV. Every fabricator is different. I highly encourage you to ask for a list of references and call them.

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