Remodeling decisions always come with an extra weight on our shoulders - will we improve the house or simply make it worse? But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you do your research, you’ll end up with all the right decisions at hand. That’s why we’re giving you this piece about kitchen remodeling decisions. They’ll help you decide on the most efficient and modern-looking room while also being able to fit your own style. Sound good? Keep reading!

“It's not about making the right choice. It's about making a choice and making it right.” - J.R. Rim

White as the Dominant Color

White brings elegance to your kitchen.
White brings elegance to your kitchen. Image source: Futurist Architecture

If you’re looking for how to design a kitchen with lots of class, but still keep a modern touch, you need to go with the a kitchen that has white as the dominant color. Many people resist this idea because they think it’s not personal or cozy enough, but here’s the catch:

White goes with everything!

You can match white cabinets with some unique, colorful knobs and pulls, or you can go with white open cabinets to show off some cool kitchenware you might have plus some family photos. See how it can be innovative? Those are just some options off the top of my head. If you stop and really think about it, you’ll be able to create an amazing kitchen with this predominantly white color palette.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors add warmth and comfort.
Hardwood floors add warmth and comfort. Image source: The Kitchn

Maybe you’ve been searching and reading about kitchen remodeling for a while now, and if so, you surely have read about hardwood flooring. In case this is one of the first sources you’re reading, let me tell you just how wonderful this pick would be for your home!

First of all:

  • It adds warmth
  • It makes your home cozier, more inviting
  • It can be used to create from a cottage to a unique rustic to a contemporary look

But more than that:

Doesn’t it sound awesome? That’s because it is! You’ll definitely be making a decision without any regrets with hardwood flooring.

Shaker Cabinets

White shaker cabinets are perfect for a timeless kitchen.
White shaker cabinets are perfect for a timeless kitchen. Image source: decor pad

Shaker cabinets are simple and have clean lines, which makes them perfect for combining with the dominant white trend and kill two birds with one stone! Another advantage: they never go out of style. They are actually quite similar to the hardwood flooring we were talking about earlier - they are simple, but add a lot of character to the room.

Subway Tile Backsplash

White subway tiles with dark grout is a perfect yet simple balance.
White subway tiles with dark grout is a perfect yet simple balance. Image source: HGTV

Here’s another idea you can blend in with the white color palette! Subway tiles create a classic look that goes back to the early 1900s. If you use them to create a backsplash in the kitchen, not only do they look great, but they also help keep away moisture and are really easy to clean.

Even more than that:

You can find a variety of colors and patterns to make something really unique and create a nice contrast to your white palette. But there are also neutral options that can blend in with any style you’re going for in the kitchen.

Ergonomic Design

A movable kitchen island is also on the ergonomic design list.
A movable kitchen island is also on the ergonomic design list. Image source: contemporist

There’s nothing better than a comfortable kitchen, right? And I don’t mean, comfortable like sit-back-and-relax, I mean comfortable like you can move without any effort and everything is right at hand when you need it! For that, you need to invest in an ergonomic design...

Which can mean things like:

  • Creating different countertop heights
  • Getting a wall oven and a cooktop
  • Installing pull-out shelves
  • Planning for a wide clearance kitchen

Of course, you can come up with your own ideas, or talk to a professional kitchen remodeler to help you out. The main factor here is to keep it functional while maintaining (or even boosting) your home’s value - that’ll just feel like you’ve made the right call!

Storage Ideas

Smart storage in the kitchen is what we all want.
Smart storage in the kitchen is what we all want. Image source: Apartment Therapy

If there’s something all modern homeowners love it’s smart storage. Storage options make life so much easier, it’s amazing. For your kitchen, you can think about cabinets with shelves and compartments that unfold, turn, extend, or slide.

Thinking about your kitchen remodeling project? Make sure to contact a pro and get a free quote on your project.

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