Homeowners have such a vast array of options when it comes to kitchen remodeling that it can often be overwhelming; even a task like choosing the right kitchen countertop can be daunting for some.
Kitchen remodeling trends also continue to evolve. Forward-thinking homeowners are rewarded with increased value and salability of their property when they factor design trends into their plans.
For these reasons, we urge you to consult with a licensed design/build firm, such as Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling. With over 35 years of experience in the construction and home design industry, Tracy Tesmer is an expert at kitchen remodeling – whether you want to install new kitchen countertops or entirely gut your existing kitchen and start anew, Tracy Tesmer can help you realize your dreams.
Following are some kitchen remodeling ideas and tips that may be helpful when you begin planning your new kitchen redesign.
Choosing the right countertop is critical to the overall look of your kitchen. When new homeowners discuss kitchen features on their dream list, granite countertops usually are mentioned. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is your only – or the best – choice. Kitchen countertops come in a variety of options, including tile, soapstone, quartz, and manufactured stone.
Of course, if you are installing a new countertop, don’t forget your kitchen backsplash. Subway tile and glass tile backsplashes add a beautiful, sleek look to your kitchen and mosaic glass backsplashes are all the rage in kitchen remodeling.
Tracy can assist you with other items that may need to be selected for the kitchen, like a sink and faucet, and even appliances.
Like countertops, kitchen cabinets can make or break a kitchen design. Cabinets act as your main form of storage, so it is crucial that they are designed to fit your needs. Besides installing new cabinetry, there are many other add-ons you can incorporate into your remodel, including crown molding, lighting, glass doors, and even custom spice or pantry cabinets.
Everyone loves a big, open-spaced chef’s kitchen. A focal-point of this design is usually a kitchen island. Besides looking great, the right island adds additional storage and countertop space, sitting room, and functionality. Whether you go with a solid butcher-block, vintage metal, roll-away, dining, or even cooking island complete with stovetop and a second sink, installing an island in your kitchen is probably something to discuss with a design specialist. Measuring space requirements, placement, and even lighting considerations are best left to the pros – Tracy Tesmer will be more than happy to help you find the right island fixture for your kitchen!
A popular trend in home remodeling is installing hardwood floor in the kitchen. A lot of this has to do with homeowners opening up their kitchen by tearing down the wall between their living room and kitchen space – the hardwood floor contributes to the continuity between the two areas.
Hardwood floors may not be your favorite, but don’t fret – many options exist, including, cork, laminate, and even tile (such as travertine) or brick if you are going for a more sophisticated look.
As mentioned, kitchen wall teardowns are a great way to make the kitchen part of the living area, or to simply add extra space to your home’s kitchen. Open concept is a big trend in kitchen design and we anticipate it will remain that way for some time to come.
If you live in Gainesville or the North Georgia area – such as Flowery Branch or Braselton – and are considering a kitchen remodel project, check out our gallery of past work, then give Tracy Tesmer a call. Together we can turn your house into a home!
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