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There are so many different avenues to go down when it comes to your kitchen. What do you want out of your cabinets? Are you more into functionality or design? Do your countertops meet your needs? The look, feel, and customization of your kitchen is totally up to you. Here are some suggestions to help you along. 

The Materials the Work Best for your Kitchen’s Design


As any interior designer will know, kitchen options nowadays are nearly limitless. Gone are the days where the kitchen was limited to vinyl, linoleum, and chrome. Modern kitchens see wood, granite, and stainless steel. It goes beyond that as well, with exotic bamboo flooring or practical butcher block countertops. In present times appliances can be blended into any theme or style, even seamlessly matched up to the countertops if needed. Need an outlet in your island? Not an issue. Don’t hesitate to mix and match ideas to create the perfect fashion statement your kitchen deserves.

Cut Costs with Look-alike Quality Countertops
Of course all homes want the glorious look that granite has to offer. But did you know there are several cost saving alternatives? Quartz is a big one, because it has the look and feel of professional granite but without the hefty price tag. This is possibly the second most popular material for countertops right now. Next would be Corian countertops, which are slightly more expensive than quartz, but are melded seamlessly into your kitchen in a perfectly customizable manner. Because the material is so malleable it can be turned into any shape, design, and style your specifications dictate. Lastly and most surprisingly, laminate countertops have come a long way in modern times. They can produce the look and feel of granite that can fool most untrained eyes. Choose the material that’s right for you.

Increase your Kitchen’s Storage Space


Modern engineering in the kitchen has given way to incredibly efficient storage methods. From your basic pull out drawers to “lazy susan” type cabinets you can find a wide array of options to choose from. Many cabinets under the sink are designed to have as much space as possible without corners just to accommodate as many things as you can. While most knife sets come with a block for easy storage, another possibility is the “under the cabinet” model that can be unlocked and pulled down for easy access. Not only do the magnetic strips make it more convenient to find the right knife, they’re an incredible safety device as they keep the knives out of reach from children.
Overall there are as many kitchen ideas as there are kitchen owners. Find out what designs work for you and feel free to experiment. Kitchen remodeling can be as simple as cabinet refacing or as complicated as a total overhaul. Whatever your home needs, the opportunity is out there.

Article written by Sean Mahan, also a writer for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.