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 an essential component of the overall look and feel of your kitchen as well as integral to the functionality of the space. Today’s cabinet trends lean toward spacious and airy solutions. Trim and crown molding are replaced with simple, elegant designs that run flush with the ceiling. Straying away from trim is more cost efficient, and modern cabinetry also maximizes your storage space.
Cabinets are also moving away from the wood grain finish, instead opting for a painted look. This change offers your kitchen additional flexibility due to the fact that replacing the finish on polished wood grain requires hours of sanding and refinishing, whereas painted cabinets can have their look change easily with a new color. Additionally, the sky's the limit for developing the color palette of the space. Light colors can make a room bright and spacious, while dark or bright colors create a more dramatic effect.
Your kitchen’s countertops are another key component in the remodel. While that thought may have dollar signs dancing before your eyes, it’s important to remember that being cost-conscious doesn’t mean that you have to give up a high-end look or feel. Many consumers opt for high definition laminate surfaces that can effectively mimic a stone countertop without the hefty price tag.
While laminate used to be known primarily for its funky style, modern versions have developed into durable alternatives to marble, granite or quartz. Rather than relying on the limited selection that is available in custom cut slabs from a specialty dealer, high definition laminate is easy to acquire in custom shapes from most building material suppliers. Best of all, it’s much more affordable, which works great for those trying to put together a great design on a budget.
The core of a kitchen’s design is its utility, so it is vital that the flooring you choose is both durable and easy to clean. A kitchen gets more foot traffic, spills, and stains than any other areas of your house, so options like dark wood or tile are a great 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.
With every kitchen remodel, it’s vital to choose appliances that not only coincide with your new design but suit your cooking and entertaining needs. An important thought to consider is what specifically you’re looking for in a kitchen. 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, leaving consumers looking for appliance finishes beyond the standard silver of brushed steel. In turn, many manufacturers are responding with sleek, innovative designs, from refrigerators that replicate the look of vintage enamel to striking black surfaces. With a plethora of options, there’s something for everyone.
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 the 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.