Luxury on a Budget: Classing Up Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the centerpieces of your home. It’s where you cook your meals, entertain guests, and spend a large majority of your free time. So why not get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted?

Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be intimidating. At Eagle Construction, we’ve been delivering customer satisfaction and dream-like projects to our clients for years. In fact, we pride ourselves on being the very foundation of quality.

If you’re interested in redesigning your kitchen, but you feel a little stuck, Eagle Construction is here to help give you a few key pointers. Check them out below!

Brighten Up the Place

Little details can go a long way, and this is especially true when it comes to kitchen remodeling. You want your kitchen to stand out and brighten your day, so why not spruce up the joint with a liberal use of lighter colors?

A light color, like an off-white or marble, can instantly brighten your space, making it not only appear larger, but also more luxurious. Light colors reflect light, rather than absorbing it, often masking minor issues like scratches, dings, and dents.

In addition, there’s no harm in brightening up your space by including subtle design elements like carefully placed window trim, intriguing artwork, meticulously chosen backsplash tiles, and even centerpieces like fresh cut flowers or visible produce.

The absolute best way to brighten up your kitchen is through the installation of new lighting fixtures. Modern LED lighting will not only save on energy costs, but it can also flood your kitchen with brighter, more natural-looking light.

Add the Illusion of Space

Generally, the more open and inviting a space is, the more expensive and luxurious it seems. If you can’t literally raise your roof, you might consider raising your window treatments and panels. Doing so can create the illusion of height and give your kitchen a much grander feel.

Another great way to amplify space is by hiding small appliances, like microwaves, coffee pots, teak kettles, and toasters. Simply put, nothing brings down a space like clutter. Keeping your counter space clear and clean is a great way to maximize visual appeal.

If you’re concerned about where to store your small appliances when not in use, consider customizing the interior of your cabinets. You may be surprised by how much extra usable space you can achieve with a little design ingenuity.

Coordinate Your Hardware and Appliances

One of the easiest and most subtle ways to class up your kitchen is by updating your hardware. Updating and coordinating elements like drawer pulls, cabinet handles, and faucets, and light fixtures can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen.

As soon as this hardware begins to show age, it is time to update and replace them. Better yet, coordinate the subtle finishes of your fixtures with the finishes of your much larger, more noticeable appliances like your vent hood, refrigerator, stove, oven, and dishwasher.

Replace Outdated Cabinetry and Counters

Very few elements of a modern kitchen catch your eye and draw your attention like its cabinets and countertops. For this reason, it is imperative that you are paying special attention to these features.

Start by replacing old, worn-out cabinets with new ones. These days, dark kitchen cabinets are considered unattractive, and can severely dampen the bright and airy feel that you are going for with a modern kitchen remodel. When choosing new cabinets, always opt for lighter, only mildly ornamental cabinets and drawer faces, as this will add depth to your kitchen without taking away from the breathy aesthetic you are going for.

Equally as important as your cabinetry are your countertops. If you are going to stretch the budget on any one element of your kitchen remodel, do it here. When attempting to completely revitalize your kitchen, almost nothing goes as far as incorporating gorgeous counter surfaces. Marble and granite are popular favorites, and they add the perfect amount of punch you need to achieve exactly what you’re going for.

Whether you want a new addition for your existing kitchen or a complete kitchen makeover, Eagle Construction is ready to help. Our expert kitchen remodel design services can help you brainstorm ideas, incorporate your own designs, and execute your vision to perfection. Contact us today to get started!

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