Small Kitchen Remodels Make the Difference

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While it's true that new kitchen cabinets, appliances, and granite countertops are popular kitchen remodels, there are simple ways to improve your kitchen that many never consider. Kitchen lighting is an overlooked part of interior design, as are paint options and different styles of windows.

Kitchen Lighting
If there is a room in your house that does not light properly, then you have an understanding of the importance of

While it's true that new kitchen cabinets, appliances, and granite countertops are popular kitchen remodels, there are simple ways to improve your kitchen that many never consider. Kitchen lighting is an overlooked part of interior design, as are paint options and different styles of windows.


Kitchen Lighting

If there is a room in your house that does not light properly, then you have an understanding of the importance of lighting. Some rooms and some house plans leave families with dark areas of their homes and too much light in other places.


The kitchen is often overlooked in terms of lighting because most people think the only rooms that matter are the den, the dining room, and the bedroom. However, a poorly lit kitchen is difficult to work in, not to mention a bad complement to your other stylish kitchen features. Consider these ideas for updating your kitchen lighting:


Under Cabinet Lighting: This type of lighting is a great addition because it is hidden and allows you to work any place in your kitchen with adequate lighting.

Track Lighting: Track lighting is no longer the gaudy monstrous track lighting made famous in the '70s. New developments in track lighting have made this type of lighting very slight and effective, while still able to illumine any part of your kitchen.

Above Cabinet Lighting: This type of lighting makes the tops of cabinets feel like they are glowing, which is an excellent design effect in making your kitchen warm and inviting.


Kitchen Color

Because other features like counters, cabinets, and appliances usually take over the landscape of the kitchen, we often forget the impact of a fresh coat of paint or what a new paint color can do a kitchen’s design. After all, there usually isn't much visible wall space in the typical kitchen. However, this doesn't mean that a new color won't make a significant impact on your kitchen's style.


Painting Your Kitchen

Because people entertain in their kitchens so much these days, it is common to decorate with warm colors and warm lighting designs so that the kitchen is a welcoming place to sit and enjoy the company you’re keeping. Warm colors like deep reds and yellows keep your guests feeling warm, even as they are leaning against a cool granite or stone counter.


But don't think that you can't accent the wall colors just because you have limited space to work with. You can add details like tile backsplash and new fixtures. Because you can order tiles in any color, and tiling professionals can shape them into any design, you can highlight any color you choose just with a smart tile choice.


Appliances also help to accent the color scheme of your kitchen. There are many more colors to choose from than that old white and cream. Stainless steel appliances are very popular for their modern look, while black appliances are able to tone down strong colors in a kitchen.


Whatever you decide, just know that there are many options for small kitchen remodels that are not costly, but are worth millions in style points. A designer can give you several ideas about how to reshape the look of your kitchen with lighting and color.

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