Out Of The Box Kitchen Design Ideas
When planning the perfect design for your kitchen remodel, it can be easy to think inside the box. This is one reason why many individuals hire a professional designer to take a look at their current setup and help to figure out a new and improved – out of the box – method to creating a beautiful and functional kitchen. In this article, we are going to discuss some out of the box design ideas that may be perfect for your kitchen!
Lighting The Cabinets
Back in the old days of design, lighting up your cabinetry space typically involved glass shelves with a single light at the top of the cabinet. This method quickly lost popularity as users found the whole idea to be quite cumbersome, with the lower shelves receive little to no light.
This is why we recommend LED strip lighting be used within your cabinets. With this option, you will be able to have adequate lighting on each shelf, without being forced into using glass. This lighting option can easily be nestled in specially prepared grooves of your cabinetry, or attached to your cabinets face frame.
Paneling The Dishwasher
Let’s face it, as much as we love the stainless steel look, it tends to be a bit off putting when interrupting a line of beautiful cabinets. Consider paneling your dishwasher so it blends in and keeps the design flowing for an uninterrupted look.
Hiding The Microwave
The microwave has become a requirement in kitchens of all sizes. The versatility of reheating leftovers and beverages to defrosting makes these a must-have. When designing a kitchen some individuals would rather not see the microwave, and consider it to be an eyesore.
One of the top methods of hiding your microwave is to keep it hidden within a wall cabinet. Access to the microwave is easy with a lift-up door, and once done, simply put the door back down for an additionally flawless flow of cabinetry.
When using a chimney hood, be sure to always leave at minimum 2 to 3 inches between the hood and your cabinets. This is especially important if you are using glass cabinets for the creation of a lovely focal point. By leaving space, you’re not only providing a non-cramped style but allowing additional functionality in leaving plenty of space to clean.
Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a full scale remodel. Making some minor adjustments here and there to how everything functions and looks can go a long way in making everything feel like new. If you’re in the market for remodeling your kitchen or bathroom in the Santa Rosa, CA area, give Gold Hammer Construction a call. Where expert designers will walk you through the entire remodeling process from start to finish.