7 Kitchen Design Upgrades For Your Remodeling Wish List

Seven Ideas You Should Add To Your Kitchen Design Wish List

When your planning a kitchen remodeling, a big part of the fun is considering the upgrades you want to include in your all-new space. There are so many options available and some can be pretty expensive, but you should consider upgrades that will not only add to the aesthetics of your kitchen design, but also to its functionality. Of course, your decision should be guided by a balance of what you need, and what you can afford without having to sacrifice elsewhere.

 

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When you’re working with a full-service design build remodeling contractor, you’ll have a designer to take you through the process of creating your dream kitchen. They can help you to focus on which upgrades to including in your remodeling project. Here are seven kitchen upgrades to consider that can be money well spent when it comes to the long-term enjoyment of your brand new dream kitchen!

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1.     Add Extra Storage and Pizzazz to Your Kitchen With Extra Tall Cabinets

Looking for extra storage space in the kitchen? Look up! Standard upper cabinet height is 30 inches, but you can go bigger with 36 or 42-inch uppers. It’s worth the added cost. The height gives you an extra shelf and taller cabinets look better. Plus if you go all the way to the ceiling it eliminates dust on top of the cabinets making cleaning easier.

2.     Store Pots and Pans in Drawers

Pot drawers are deeper than standard drawers. There perfect for keeping kitchen tools close at hand and the drawer depth makes them a great place to store small appliances like toasters, coffee grinders, and blenders free up counter space and keeping clutter to a minimum. It’s a modestly priced upgrade you won’t believe you lived without.

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3.     Go Deep Over The Fridge

Standard upper cabinets are 12 inches deep, and a builders standard over fridge cabinet is the same. Upgrading to a 24-inch cabinet over the refrigerator is totally worth the price. It’s a great place to store large seasonal platters and other seldom used important dishware and cookware.

4.     Make Your Kitchen Truly Your Own With Custom-Painted Cabinetry

Consider requesting that your design build remodeler source a cabinet manufacturer who will spray your cabinets with a unique custom color. This is a great upgrade to a kitchen design that not only saves you the expense of painting them later but also gives your home a unique look. Another advantage is if you choose to add additional cabinetry or an island later, you’ll be able to fit the new pieces in seamlessly by matching and using the same custom color.

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5.     Open Your Kitchen Design With Glass Cabinet Inserts

Glass inserts are typically an upgrade. If you’d like some cabinets to display your treasured family china or other items that are special to you, make sure your contractor includes them in your kitchen design. Including glass panel inserts is best done when the cabinets are first ordered. It can be difficult to do later, especially if the cabinets are custom built. In fact, it’s best if you plan upgrades during the design phase so all of the elements will have matching finishes, plus change orders can create time delays and increase costs.

6.     Consider An Artistic Tile Upgrade

Today, many kitchen designs include subway tile or glass mosaic for the backsplash. While it’s a great clean, modern look, consider upgrading to a more exciting tile choice. Consider upgrading to a more creative design or material like a solid marble or durable quartz backsplash to create a wonderful visual focal point.

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7.     Consider a Built-In Microwave

Every kitchen has one, and typically it’s either taking up counter space or hanging over the range. When designing your kitchen consider adding a built-in microwave. It will free up valuable counter space, and if you build it into the island or a wall, it frees the space above the range for a stylish range fan, which can add another great visual element to your kitchen design. Another great space is building your microwave into a base cabinet with extra deep pots and pans drawers underneath.

Creating your custom kitchen means having the ability to add upgrades that can increase your enjoyment of your space, make it more aesthetically pleasing and improve functionality. These are just a few exciting upgrades that can accomplish all of this and more. Work closely with a professional designer when creating your initial kitchen design. Our design team can incorporate these upgrades and help you to understand all of your options. Simple upgrades like building in the microwave or the inclusion of extra deep pots and pan drawers can improve the functionality of your kitchen space.

If you considering remodeling your kitchen in Dallas, Tx, contact the kitchen design professionals at Joseph & Berry Remodel Design Build to schedule a complimentary consultation (800)-371-8970.

 

 

Looking For Unique Home Designs When Remodeling? An Ideas Guide

How to build a resource of unique home designs when remodeling or building a custom home

You want to change the look of your home beyond simply redecorating, but you’re not sure where to start. Anything you design needs to look great for a number of years, yet needs to complement the existing features of your home. Remodeling projects, when well thought out, can transform your living space.

To get started, you need to consider your lifestyle. Is this a project that you want to undertake, or something you need to do? For example, are you expecting a new addition to the family, or is an aging parent coming to live with you? Do you love to entertain in the kitchen and want to improve the space to allow friends to gather? Maybe you’re thinking of improving your master suite by adding a stand alone whirlpool tub, or a deluxe shower. The best way to begin is to do some research.

Compiling a file of unique home designs and ideas has never been easier. From TV networks like HGTV to websites like Houzz, here are some great places to look around, get some ideas, and compile a master list of ideas while you consider your next project!

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Where to Look: Ideas For Unique Home Designs

We live in a media rich society where it’s easier than ever before to find information. Whether it’s 400 TV channels, websites and blogs online, or a visit to the bookstore, there are plenty of information sources, ideas and unique home designs you can access to help you turn your house into the home of your dreams!

TV Shows/Networks

Networks like HGTV, DYI and FYI offer a wide range of shows full of interesting ideas. Whether it’s a simple home improvement project or a complex down to the studs remodel, shows like “Property Brothers”, “Curb Appeal” and “Kitchen Crashers” can offer up a wealth of ideas. Many of these networks also have websites where you can watch archived shows.

Websites / Blogs:

Surfing the web is a great resource for ideas and the best way to research projects. Many remodelers, manufacturers, magazines and TV networks have websites that feature project ideas, photos, buying guides and product information. Web directories like the NAHB Remodelers Directory can help you find a contractor, and websites like Houzz and Pinterest can help you compile extensive photo files of inspirational ideas. There are also plenty of DIY blogs, design blogs, product pages and other info that can inspire you! Click to see more of our inspirational projects !

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Magazines

There are plenty of magazines that cater to home improvement, lifestyles, and remodeling that can be great sources of inspiration. Consider publications like Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Country Living, Architectural Digest and Southern Living. They can help you to identify materials, designs, and projects for your home.

Bookstores

Plenty of bookstores have well-stocked home improvement sections that can provide you with ideas. Be careful of books that tell you to be your own contractor. Most remodeling projects require a level of skill and work outside the scope of books. Look for inspiration, but always hire a professional to execute the work.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

They are the perfect source for information about new products and how to use them. Most have websites and run ads in the home magazines. Lumberyards, hardware stores, and other suppliers can all offer valuable information. Many even offer home planning centers where you can browse materials, look at samples and gather information to share with your designer or contractor.

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Unique Home Designs: Trends To Watch in 2017 and Beyond!

In 2017 unique home designs are all about creating lush living spaces by taking traditional design ideas and updating them with unique colors, textures, and materials. Consider this year’s top color choices including grays with warm beige undertones for living rooms and kitchens and bold reds and caramels for bedrooms. In the coming years, homeowners are looking towards upgrades that make day-to-day life more convenient and luxurious. Trends, like built-in bars in the kitchen, retro appliances, hexagonal tile backsplashes, marble surface beyond simple counter tops and black steel and glass in the bathroom, are hot and getting hotter! Watch for these trends and consider them when planning your own home project!