Remodeling anything in your home is a big project, but none bigger than your kitchen. When you choose to remodel a kitchen, you are picking your finishes that you want to keep for the next five or ten years. And since they are typically very expensive, it can be scary trying to pick a bunch of finishes that all will look good together in the same room without actually seeing the finished product. With all this as consideration, here are some tips for choosing your kitchen finishes.
Countertops should be first
The first thing you should do is pick your countertops. You can always find things to match your countertops, but you can’t always find countertops that match the other finishes you have put in the room. You may pick a stone that you fell in love with at the store with flecks of pink and blue. Meanwhile, you were planning a kitchen with completely different colors. If you get your countertop first, you’ll be much better off.
When picking something for your countertop, choose something durable that will last a while. The reason most people pick stone right now is because it can withstand heat, so you don’t have to worry about the material melting. You can also cut your food directly on it since it won’t be damaged by the knife. Many people also like to match their kitchen and bathroom countertops for consistency throughout the home.
Pick your cabinets
If you are remodeling and want to go all the way, picking completely new cabinets will give you a very high-end finish and allows you to pick features in your cabinets you didn’t have already. To save some money, though, you can paint or stain your current cabinets as long as they are in good condition. Whatever you choose, pick lighter colors to help brighten up the room. The trend for the last couple of years has been white cabinetry, but that isn’t the case anymore. Lighter woods and paints are in style. Some people even choose a bright color.
Paint and backsplash
The next big things to consider is painting the walls and a backsplash. While paint can easily be changed if you are unhappy with the color, it is very difficult to remove and re-tile a backsplash. Pick something neutral and beautiful to give your kitchen the final look you really want. Put on your baseboard heater covers to get rid of the eyesore in the room, and paint with neutral colors to make decorating easier later.
This biggest thing to remember when picking your finishes in the kitchen is to pick simple finishes and to stick with a few main colors. The more colors or materials you add to the mix, the messier it will begin to look. Get hardware, lighting, and furniture all of a similar style and color scheme. The final touches should go with the overall theme of the kitchen, though accent pieces are also important. Add color with the decorations you leave on the counter and put on the wall.