Kitchens of yesteryear simply can’t be expected to keep pace with the latest trends and growing families. Even those built in the early 2000s don’t have today’s gismos and gadgets. Kitchen remodeling has indeed come a long way. In the 1980s, for example, the average square footage for a remodel was 160. This figure is now double.
And, in the 1980s, most cabinetry had standard particle board oak paneled doors in a light brown color. Today, cabinetry isn’t the only feature to focus on in a dream kitchen. Other very important elements include:
- Lighting. There are 2 main types of lights for kitchen remodeling – task and ambient. You need to determine which is more important to you. If you’re going to go with task lighting, then it will probably be installed under the cabinets. Ambient lighting is typically pendent and/or recessed. Of course, you can have a combination of both.
- Backsplashes. These days, tile isn’t the only choice. Many homeowners are using different materials, textures and finishes. Do remember, however, that simple backsplash designs are the most effective.
- Countertops. Marble is becoming increasingly popular, adding luxury and elegance to homes. With a variety of color options with unique ‘veining’, you can choose a marble slab to match your kitchen design. Marble has a brightness and shine unrivaled by other stone. Another major benefit is that it’s more affordable.
If you need reliable bathroom or kitchen remodeling in the Orlando / Clermont area of Florida, contact us at The Gallery of Stone. We’re also a direct granite fabricator.