I have always considered myself to have somewhat eclectic design taste, especially in the home. For example, I love modern kitchen cabinets in rich dark shades that really set the tone when you enter the space (as you can tell by the pictures of my house). Most people think that using such deep shades will make a room seemed cramped and "dudgeon-esque" but I love the way that it contrasts against bright artwork and decorative accents. For example, when we built this space I gravitated to kitchen island designs that were all black and had a unique shape. I wanted a piece like this because I knew I wanted to hang colorful pendent lights above it to contrast against the more industrial design.
If you are looking for some fantastic kitchen remodel ideas to upgrade your home on a budget, I think that this room would be a great inspiration starting point. Rather than spending a ton of money tearing out the kitchen cabinets and gutting the entire space, we decided to reuse and refinish as many existing elements as possible to keep costs down. In this particular home, this concept meant sanding down their old dinged up cherry cabinetry into this beautiful soft rustic look of exposed wood. This finish works so much better in their small kitchen design because it is lighter and brighter, taking away the dark cave-like feel that the rich deep hue of the cherry brought to the space.
Contemporary kitchen style can be a simple and smart choice to bring into your home. The cabinets and drawers also have an abundance of space for dishes and kitchen appliances. Adding granite counter tops gets a glossy and fresh feel to the kitchen, plus it increases the value of your home! The espresso kitchen cabinets and drawers provide a homey and inviting warmth, without sacrificing the sleek and modern feel. The finishing touches to make your kitchen feel more welcoming is where creativity can kick in. A bright bowl of fruit or a vase full of flowers on the island can really brighten up the kitchen. When you need kitchen remodel ideas it seems impossible to know where to start with all the overwhelming choices out there.
Homeowners often come to us in desperate need of kitchen remodel ideas that do not break the bank. Everybody wants a beautiful and functional kitchen design but, of course, the price of the rooms you see in designer homes can be extremely intimidating. There are a lot of techniques that you can use to get the same modern kitchen design without completely draining your wallet. This room, for example, is a space that we completely changed the overall look and decor theme without replacing cabinets or countertops. The homeowners wanted a more contemporary space than their previous farmhouse kitchen allowed. The easy solution was swapping out the old cabinet doors (but keep the bases) and refinish the previously white units in this gorgeous new espresso shade.
My favorite trend of 2019 is how designers are combining the classic look of white kitchen cabinets alongside subtle grey toned units. For example, in this home, they installed a traditional white painted island, but then chose a different dove grey shade for the remaining units. I think that this combination paired with the shaker style cabinets provides the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary kitchen cabinet design. For me, the crowning piece that tied together the whole look was the stunning barn wood columns that they installed at either end of the island.
When we moved into our new house, I knew that these yellow and beige kitchen cabinet colors had to be the first thing to go. The odd warm undertone looks off when paired with the cool toned marble of the island and the stainless steel accents used throughout. Even though I know what I need to eliminate from our kitchen design, I am having a hard time settling on what we should replace it with. Our house has a great open concept feel with tall ceilings and a lot of open space. It certainly does not feel cramped or contained, so I do think that we have a lot of room to experiment with colors and trends that may not work in a smaller home.