Renovating your current kitchen into your dream space can be a daunting task and that’s why Planet Stone is here to help! Breaking the renovation down into three phases: research, design, and construction, can tremendously decrease your stress levels. The research phase includes looking at kitchen design trends as well as measuring your kitchen’s dimensions and determining which ideas are actually executable.
While each dream kitchen is as unique as the person designing it, there are five general tips we offer to all of our clients looking to renovate.
#1 Storage, Storage, and Even More Storage
When creating your dream kitchen, you need to keep storage in mind. A kitchen may look beautiful, but if it doesn’t match your storage needs, it will only cause frustration! Not to mention, adding in storage after the fact could lead to even higher costs than if it was just installed from the get-go. Storage doesn’t have to be boring or an eyesore. Check out our previous article, Make The Most Out of Your Kitchen Storage to learn more about creative kitchen storage options.
#2 Quality Worth the Price
Quality materials are definitely worth the higher price tag. If you do not use quality materials in your kitchen, the odds are they will break, scratch or colors will fade within just a few years. That’s why Planet Stone only uses top of the line natural stone! We have a large array of customer and prefabricated countertops in granite, quartz, marble, and other natural stones.
#3 Open It Up
If your current floor plan allows it, consider designing an open kitchen! This means knocking down walls or any other partitions that separate your kitchen from other rooms in your home. For many families, the kitchen is the center of family life, so the layout should reflect that as well. An open kitchen is also one of the most popular trends in modern kitchens, so you will definitely be living in style.
#4 Keep your lifestyle in mind!
While home design magazines showcase a lot of beautiful design trends, they may not be the best fit for your family. If you have small children, it may not be the best idea to feature materials that scratch or stain easily. For such families, Planet Stone recommends quartz countertops! Our quartz countertops are the most durable countertops that ensure not only an easy cleanup but also a beautiful aesthetic. If you would like to find out more about what kind of custom or prefabricated countertop would be best for your new kitchen, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today at (818) 860-7142.
#5 Few Pops of Color
Bright colors always bring a playful spirit to your space. However, if there are too many colors, especially ones on opposite sides of the spectrum, the design easily becomes overwhelming. This also applies to metal finishes and fixtures! When shopping for bright kitchen accessories keep your current (or future) countertops, cabinet, and fixture colors in mind to ensure there will be no clashes! It’s easiest to bring color in places that can be swapped out like plates, paints or textiles just in case you wish to feature a different hue in the future.