The kitchen is one of the most important areas in any family home. It is a functional room and probably the place where most homemakers will spend their time in. It is also the first part of the house where children will head to after getting ready for school to get the most important meal of the day. Therefore, you should upgrade your kitchen if you want to increase the value of your home. Here are some kitchen interior design ideas that could elevate the look of your home and pique the interests of potential buyers.
Invest in high-end appliances
by Holland Rogers LLC
Sophisticated appliances in the kitchen can enhance the look of the space and make it look expensive. Not only that but they also exponentially increase the functionality of your kitchen without the need to go through a big renovation project. Stainless steel is an excellent material for the kitchen, creating a chic space while still being durable and practical. Furthermore, replacing things like the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and other kitchen utilities with stainless steel surfaces will produce a cohesive style.
Neutral color tones for major surfaces
by Vitale Design
Despite sounding unremarkable, bringing in neutral colors for your countertops and flooring in the kitchen is a very sound investment. Many bold and daring designs might be fashionable one day but out-of-date the next. Unconventional concepts like multifaceted tile backsplashes and intricate countertops can be obsolete in as little as six months from its introduction. Neutral colors are widely accepted and can amplify the sense of spaciousness in your kitchen. Moreover, you can personalize your kitchen with easy to replace elements like paint colors, utensils, and decorations. Having the major surfaces of your kitchen in a neutral color will ensure that it will withstand the test of time.
Install a well-designed ceiling
by Denise Morrison Interiors
A major component in the kitchen that is often overlooked, the ceiling provides great potential for adding an element of design to the room without compromising on space for utilization.From elegant coffered ceilings to graceful coved ceilings, there are many design ideas to choose from that could enhance the look of your kitchen. The ceiling is also very versatile and can be done to fit the theme of your home. For example, wood finishes match well with traditional themed homes whereas clean-lined false ceilings will suit houses with a contemporary style.
If you are on a budget, you can still transform your ceiling into an interesting feature. Experiment with different combinations of colorful paint, wallpapers, or even use a stencil to design your ceiling.
Get inspired by television shows
by Nautilus Architects LLC
One good way of getting inspirations for upgrading your kitchen is by watching cooking shows on television. As food-related shows are getting more popular, the expected standard of quality of kitchens increases too. Many people are switching out their electric stoves to a more versatile gas stove. Conventional ovens are being replaced by the more efficient double ovens that can cook more food and perform different cooking functions simultaneously. By having a kitchen that is similar to a chef-grade kitchen as seen on television, it will significantly increase the value of your house in the minds of potential buyers.
Open up your kitchen space
by Regina Sturrock Design
Most modern homes have an open kitchen which creates an airy ambiance and spacious look. When people shop for houses, they want a large and comfortable kitchen. If you have an enclosed kitchen, you may want to consider knocking down a wall or two to expand your kitchen area. Another option to augment the sense of spaciousness in your kitchen is by adding windows or skylights. Allowing natural lights to penetrate through to the room increases brightness and makes the area seem larger.
The kitchen is no longer just a cooking zone but also a place where the family gathers. Applying the right upgrades can transform your kitchen into a stylish space that is also functional, increasing the value of your home.