Here at Timberland Builders, we love helping you upgrade your home with style and comfort. Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house and a modern kitchen renovation takes advantage of the latest in materials and innovations to create a place in your home you will truly love.
Cabinetry is essential to the look and feel of your kitchen as well as being integral to the functionality of the space. Today’s cabinet trends opt for spacious and airy solutions. Trim and crown mouldings are being replaced with simple, elegant designs that run flush to the ceiling. The trend away from using trim is cost efficient, saving you money. Modern cabinetry also maximizes your available storage space and makes it easier to access.
Running your cabinets flush also gives them a timeless style, while trim and moulding can appear dated if not selected with care. Cabinets are also trending away from wood grain finish, instead opting for a painted look. With painted cabinets, the sky is the limit for developing the color palette of the space. Light colors can make a room bright and spacious, while dark or bright colors can create a dramatic effect.
The movement away from wood grain finishes offers your kitchen added longevity and flexibility. While replacing the finish on polished wood grain involves hours of sanding and refinishing, painted cabinets can change their color and feel with just a new coat of paint as an added bonus.
Your kitchen’s countertops are another key feature to the overall remodel. Being cost-conscious doesn’t mean you have to slack on the look or feel of the finished room though. These days, many consumers opt for high definition laminate surfaces that can effectively mimic stone counters without the hefty price tag.
While laminates from the past have been known primarily for their playful or funky style, modern laminates have developed to be durable, alternatives to marble, granite or quartz. Using high definition laminate gives you more flexibility in choosing the right style and configuration for your counter tops. Rather than relying on the limited selection that will be available in custom cut slabs from a specialty dealer, high definition laminate is easy to get in custom shapes and readily available from most building material suppliers. These features make it naturally more affordable, which works out great for people trying to put together a great design on a budget.
With a trend towards design and colors that emphasize freshness and light homeowners are extending the simple approach to easy-to-clean kitchen flooring. Your kitchen gets more foot traffic and is more prone to spills and stains than other areas of your house so options like dark wood or tile are a great practical choice. Balance dark toned flooring with light, airy colors on your walls and cabinetry to make the most of your kitchen’s natural daylight and airflow.
At the core of your kitchen’s design is its utility – how easy it is to use and enjoy the space. Make sure your flooring is comfortable to stand on and easy to maintain.
With every kitchen remodel, a huge part of your decision making is in choosing the right appliances to be the best fit for both your kitchen’s overall style and for the way you eat, cook and entertain at home. Think about the kitchen you’d want to have to comfortably accommodate your daily food preparation, and what appliances you’ll need to best accomplish that. While restaurant-grade ranges may be just the thing for a devoted foodie, most home chefs find efficient, easy to use appliances to be their best option.
Appliances also contribute to the continuity and character of your kitchen. People today are looking for appliance finishes beyond the standard silver of brushed steel. Many manufacturers are responding with innovative and great looking designs, from refrigerators that replicate the look of vintage enamel to sleek and striking reflective black surfaces. With a plethora of options, there’s something for every home.
When it’s time to remodel your kitchen, nobody gets the job done like Timberland Builders. We back up our years of experience in the industry with customer care you can count on. If you’re in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois we’d love to work with you – give us a call today and let us help you make your dream home a reality.