In addition to practicality, durability should be your priority while shopping for kitchen renovation ideas. Every decade brings new “rules” for the kitchen – many of which don’t last long.
This is not just disappointing but also a massive waste of your resources. If you want to invest in a kitchen that will still look stunning decades from now, how should you do so? Choose understated elegance and ignore fleeting fads.
Here are some suggestions for a long-lasting kitchen renovation:
White Home Appliances
For quite some time, stainless steel has been widely regarded as the standard in high-end domestic and commercial kitchens. Stainless steel will never go out of style since it is so simple to maintain. The course of events, however, has turned out not to be stainless.
By a wide margin, white is the most time-honoured hue today. According to a survey, white is the most preferred shade for kitchens. Furthermore, it has been number one on the list for many years.
Homeowners will benefit greatly from this information. Since stainless appliances are much more costly than white ones, you can upgrade your range and refrigerator by choosing the ultra-classic colour white.
Consider the Long-term When Choosing Flooring
Vinyl has been around for quite some time, and the designs available now are stunning. However, like anything else, vinyl has an expiration date and is not particularly long-lasting. You’ll be more content if you choose durability above aesthetics.
Timber flooring is more pleasant to walk on than its rival tile, and is also likely to remain in vogue for the foreseeable future. It can be polished and stained to restore its beauty even after decades of use. If a tile is chipped, you’ll have to get a new one.
Skip Granite Countertops
Similar to stainless steel, this stone is also in its heyday. Granite is a gorgeous and prestigious material, but if you consider its aesthetic attributes, you’ll notice how quickly it may seem to need to be updated. It’s possible that a more suitable and classic option would be marble.
Almost every granite has striking hues and patterns. However, are they something you would still want to have 15 years from now? The answer might be yes or no. In addition, the stakes are high for this wager.
Carrara marble is a timeless option for a kitchen or bathroom counter. Calacatta marble, with its brilliant whites and striking gray veining, can’t be compared to this stone at all. Due to its more subdued grays and whites, carrara marble can be used in interior design without making a striking visual statement. It has all the classic qualities of granite without the hefty price tag. It can get stained, but so can granite (and sealants can fix that).
Storage, Storage, Storage
Cabinets in the shaker style are popular because their primary, clean lines go well with a wide variety of design aesthetics, from modern minimalism to warm, homey rustic. You can very much count on them to look good in any house. More crucial than appearance, though, is adequate storage space.
Kitchens may be outfitted in various creative ways, from open shelving and freestanding cabinets to more conventional built-ins – all of which can be seen in home design magazines and decorating websites. The best choice is to go for built-ins with a lot of storage that can be used.
Look for clever storage solutions, such as pull-out organizers that make the most of your available space, rather than relying on the hollows and shelves of traditional boxy cabinets. If those closets can be reached without a corner lazy Susan you don’t need one.
Keep an Eye on the Details
Quality should always be prioritized before aesthetics, no matter what your purchase. There is no such thing as a “before” and “after” kitchen; what matters most are the details.
Look closely at the wood joinery in your cabinets and the faucet’s seams. Can you find any flaws or are they flawless? Both can be perfected, and you’ll be glad you did when you start using them daily. The possibility for disconnection exists everywhere.
Getting sucked into picking a pretty but poorly constructed light fixture is easy. Choices like this rarely hold up over time. Invest more money where it matters the most.
Is it finally time to begin working on that new kitchen? Stop by NYCO Renovations, and we’ll put you in touch with a qualified expert who can turn your ideal kitchen into a reality. Get in touch with us in Moncton at (506) 866-3996.