Remodeling any area in your home is a chore. But some of those chores can be more exciting than others, take our recent blogs on home offices! They’re small areas, easily customizable, and ready to enjoy almost immediately. On the other hand, figuring out a new tile backsplash, what shade of dark granite you’d like, or the color of your kitchen cabinets, may feel a little different. Every project has its own stress, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the process along the way! So we’ve done our best to help you cut some researching corners and spend a little less time on Pinterest or Facebook inspo pages so that you can get started right away:
- Open shelving:
Make an open pantry, a minimalistic shelving versus cabinet storage space, or play with height with hanging items and open shelving combinations! Your home aesthetic is yours to play with and open shelving can be one of the cheapest and drastic ways to find the intersection between function and style in the kitchen. Check out these ideas from The Spruce for some open shelving inspiration.
- Contrasting countertops and cabinets: If you’re looking for an eye-catching and simplistic way to visually change things up, this is an incredibly easy method to make angles and the dimensions of your kitchen stand out. Whether you are choosing countertop tiles, granite, or any other type of countertop, mixing dark palettes with light cabinets or light countertops with dark cabinets is becoming more popular in the renovation community. DigsDigs has compiled a full blog of just these contrasting styles!
- Bright white cabinetry: White cabinets are one kitchen trend that will always be in style. Whether your original cabinets are wooden, off white or a different color all together, open up your space with bright and clean cabinets with an ivory choice of paint from your local hardware store! Regardless of the amount of space your galley or open kitchen may have, playing with color palettes is an incredibly easy way to open up the room.
- DIY Outlets and New Lighting Fixtures:Fortunately, you’ve probably taken the time to see what lighting fixtures are available for your home by a quick trip to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Denault’s. What a lot of people don’t think about is just how easy it can be to install new fixtures properly when how-to guides are just one click away. Try doing it yourself to save some extra time and money on appliance and installation costs as opposed to hiring a contractor to do so.
The kitchen is truly the heart, and the stomach, of each and every home. However, you fill this space with memories, new recipes, and delicious meals, make this space specific to your needs and a comfortable location for you and your family. So if you’re opening a new can of paint, finding new cabinet door furnishings, or installing open lighting, the smallest of changes can make the largest difference.