When you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in Wilmington NC, it probably feels like a big project. While it definitely is one of the most important remodels you can do it doesn’t have to be hard! Before you start getting too far into the process, you want to focus on the design! Because without design, your kitchen has the possibility to fall flat and nobody wants that. The design team at Avocet Design Build not only has the years of experience needed, but the savvy eye for detail to really make your dreams come to life. Here are 4 ideas to get you on track for your next project.
1. Flow is of Utmost Importance
The interesting thing about your kitchen is it has to look great but also function! Most places in the house can sort of just be done for the aesthetics, but the kitchen must-have functionality. So, when designing your space, think about how you flow while cooking, think about how your family interacts as you make food. Whether you’re going with an open kitchen plan or not, the area has to have a flow so things can get done and people can enjoy the space. Think about adding a large kitchen island to avoid extra unwanted counters. Maybe adding a window to your living room will give you the flow you want, it really depends on you, but don’t take too much form over function when building out a kitchen.
2. Keep Storage in Mind
This is important especially if you’re thinking about a more open floor plan. As often times opening things up can get rid of cabinets. Now, we’re not saying stay cramped, really the opposite. Sometimes adding things like open shelving units, overhead pan holders, and an island can give you that extra storage you need without sacrificing your open floor plan. Then, if you really need the extra space, think about adding a pantry where you can keep your can goods and things you don’t use every day, that way you can still have that open floor plan you want while not sacrificing your storage.
3. Don’t forget Lighting
This sometimes seems simple, but the easiest time to add light to your kitchen is when you are already remodeling. So if you don’t like your overhead lights, want to add more windows, or just change the feel of your lighting, now is the time to do it! You can add amazing new fixtures, or even go simpler with built-in lights, that way you can get the most open feel for your kitchen possible.
4. Don’t be Scared to Let Your Personality Shine
When you’re making a new kitchen remember, it’s yours! That means if you want to try out some interesting new-looking fixtures or cabinets, give it a shot. Put your own little bit of personality into the project so you can have the freedom to be yourself.
If you’re thinking about starting your Kitchen remodel and want a team that can not only help you design your dreams but also take the job all the way, call the team at Avocet Design Build today to set up your free consultation!