New Hampshire Homeowners: Guide For Designing A Dream Kitchen

A design makeover can make you fall in love with your kitchen all over again. Here’s everything New Hampshire homeowners need to know to create a functional and well styled kitchen.

Today’s kitchen isn’t just a space in your home where you cook. It’s also where your family and friends gather to socialize and spend quality time together. A redesign and upgrade can both modernize your kitchen and make it more enjoyable to spend time in. It can also increase the value of your home if you’re thinking about selling in the coming months.

Whether you’re just making a few changes or want a complete makeover, here are 7 ideas to help you create your ideal kitchen.

1. Custom cabinets

If your cabinets are old and outdated, installing custom cabinets can give your kitchen a fresh new look that matches the rest of your home décor. Custom cabinetry also lets you make the most of your kitchen space by fitting into corners and between windows.

2. Countertops

New countertops are another way to spruce up the kitchen. Trending right now are quartz and stone, which come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. To add even more character, install ceramic tile for an eye-catching backsplash.

With all the options available today you can have a durable and practical kitchen floor that also adds style to your home. Consider the design elements in your kitchen and for a completely new look choose ceramic, stone, vinyl, or wood flooring. If you don’t have a lot of experience with DIY flooring, for best results you’ll want to leave the job to a professional floor contractor.

4. Appliances

Nothing can out date a kitchen more than old appliances. With all the latest technology at our fingertips, appliances are smarter than ever and can add convenience and innovation to your cooking. Visit a local retailer and learn all about induction cooktops, microwave drawers, and freezers that fit underneath the countertop.

5. Fixtures

Kitchen fixtures don’t have to be boring. You can quickly modernize your space by adding a new apron sink and pull-out faucets to make cleanup a breeze. For even more convenience install a pot filler faucet over the cooktop or range. The swing arm makes it easy to fill pans and pots with water for cooking.

6. Lighting

For any budget, new lighting can add a fun accent to your kitchen and lets you be bold and creative when it comes to design and style. Don’t forget that the type of bulb you use matters. Choose cool light over work spaces for a brighter look and warmer ambient lighting in eating areas. Lighting updates to consider include pendants, recessed and track lighting, and undercabinet lights.

7. Eat-in nooks

As the center of the home, more families are creating an eat-in kitchen where they can hang out to dine and relax. If you’re doing a larger remodel to your kitchen think about including a dining bar or installing an eating nook next to windows with a view.

For help designing and building your dream kitchen, contact a HomeAdvisor remodeling contractor in New Hampshire.

This Patch article is sponsored by HomeAdvisor.