The kitchen is the heart of your home and a room that has the power to skyrocket your home value. The right materials, design, and style can result in an elegant, upscale kitchen that you’ll never tire of. If you’re planning a remodel (or just daydreaming), here’s how to build beautiful kitchens.
1. Look at the Big Picture
The most beautiful kitchens are the ones that every single element works together. Comprehensive kitchen design isn’t just about the looks…it also weaves in functionality to achieve the overall feel of the most used space in your house.
So before you start ripping out walls, read (and re-read) this, jotting down notes to form your master plan.
2. Work With the Space You Have
One of the easiest ways to modernize your kitchen is to open up the floor plan.
If you have an older home, there’s a good chance that the kitchen is isolated, near the back of the home. It wasn’t until the late 1970s or early 80’s that homes were designed with kitchens at the center.
Modern beautiful kitchens have both: an open floor plan kitchen in the center of the home. The kitchen isn’t compartmentalized but flows into adjacent rooms.
I’m not suggesting you physically move the kitchen to the middle of your home. Instead, here are 5 ways to achieve an open kitchen design with the space you already have:
- Cut the clutter
- Get a space-saving bistro table
- Add shelf risers
- Consider removing one or more walls
- Mount cupboards over the door
3. Paint Your Cabinets White
Speaking of cupboards, nothing screams luxury more than beautiful kitchens with white cabinets. Seriously, head over to Pinterest and type “luxury beautiful kitchens”.
See what I mean?
White. Cabinets. Everywhere!
There’s another reason why white cabinets will never go out of style: painting dark or dingy cabinets white immediately makes your kitchen feel more open and airy.
4. Invest in a Range Hood or Country Kitchen Sink
Invest in a range hood or country kitchen sink if you want to take your kitchen from middle class to upper class.
Think about it:
Regular homes have greasy, grimy range hoods. Luxury beautiful kitchens have range hoods that are like pieces of art.
Regular homes have narrow, silvery sinks with black plastic faucet sprayers. Modern, beautiful kitchens have country sinks that can fit an entire family’s worth of dishes at once.
5. Upgrade Appliances
I don’t care how beautiful your backsplash is if your appliances are outdated. I don’t care if you poured your life savings into this kitchen remodel…I can’t take my eyes off of this once-white refrigerator that’s now yellow from sun exposure!
Complete your high-end kitchen with one of these appliance brands:
How to Build Modern, Beautiful Kitchens ?
Remember that the most beautiful kitchens weren’t built in a day. Every decision you make affects the kitchen as a whole, so start with these considerations to build your master plan:
1- Consider the space you have
2- Paint your cabinets white if they’re dark or dingy
3- Add a fancy range hood and/or country kitchen sink
4- Upgrade appliances