Are You Remodeling Your Kitchen?

Have you recently moved into a previously owned older home? Or, it might be that you have lived in your house for many years and you have been wanting to remodel your kitchen. Whatever the reasons that you are wanting to give your kitchen a new look, from selecting granite countertops to your selection of kitchen furniture, here are some ideas that might help you.

Start With The Countertops - Do you already know what kind of countertops you want in your newly remodeled kitchen? If so, you're all set to go. However, if you're not sure what kind of countertops you want to select, read on for some ideas that might be very helpful. Have you considered granite countertops? Besides being really attractive, granite countertops are very easy to maintain and will last a very long time. For a dramatic look, consider selecting dark gray or black countertops with gold flecks as part of the design. For a more understated look, white, light gray, or off-white for your granite color would be perfect. 

Another idea for your countertops would be to choose tile. For example, if you want a Mexican design in your kitchen, choose something like Saltillo tile or Talavera tile. For an old-fashioned look, think of selecting a tile border for your countertops that features things like strawberries or flowers. Reclaimed wood is another idea for your countertops. After you have selected the countertops, choose cabinetry that will complement them. For example, if you went with an old-fashioned look with strawberries as part of the tile design, think of buying ceramic knobs for your cabinetry that also has strawberries as the focal point.

The Kitchen Furniture - If you want to keep your existing furniture so that you can save some money, still think of giving it a new look. For example, if you went with a bold look by selecting black or dark gray granite for your countertops, think of painting your wooden kitchen furniture a light gray that will complement the color of the granite. If you decided on an old-fashioned look, think of giving your existing furniture a shabby-chic look. 

If you are buying new furniture, consider selecting a table and chairs that will complement the cabinetry and countertops you chose. For example, if you chose gray granite for your countertops, consider buying metal kitchen furniture. For an old-fashioned look, consider buying a wooden bench table and mismatched ladder back chairs.