…in your new kitchen

Are you looking for ways to make your next kitchen remodel unique, stylish, and usable? Instead of coping with the kitchen you have and struggling to use small workspaces or appliances, opt for integrations that will help you enjoy using your space. These integrations require pre-planning and will serve you for years to come.

1.  Motorized blinds above the sink/countertop

Windows above the sink and countertops are often difficult to reach, which renders the opening and closing of any window treatments extremely inconvenient. With motorized blinds or shades, you can have optimal privacy and sun protection at the click of a button.

This feature is ideal for those who would like to age in place.

2.  Stylish Hood Vent

Your hood vent will be either an eye sore or a statement piece, and a bit of resourceful planning ensures that yours is the latter. Upgrading your selection from a standard hood vent to one that blends seamlessly with your new kitchen design will allow your kitchen aesthetic to flow smoothly while remaining functional.

Hood vents are crucial for removing moisture from above the range, which in turn protects your cabinets from moisture damage.

3.  USB Ports for Charging Smartphones and Tablets

Like it or not, technology is part of our daily lives. Because of that, many of us read recipes off our smartphones or tablets or simply need to keep our tech accessible while we cook. Integrating USB ports with your electrical outlets and providing a stand to safely display your technology is convenient and smart. Little details like this not only increase your home’s resale appeal but also allow you to enjoy modern comforts without hindrance.

 

DESIGN TREND

Trends to watch

Houzz predicts the following design elements will be trending: florals, bold colors, copper/granite sinks, vintage lighting, and minimalism.

DESIGN TIP OF THE MONTH

Commit to no clutter

Remove clutter from your kitchen countertops and replace it with items that look stylish and truly belong, such as a wine rack, recipe book holder, fresh/faux bouquet, and a decorative fruit bowl. Your well-designed home starts with you.