When planning a major renovation for your custom home in Calgary, the kitchen and basement are often one on the top areas to renovate. If you are considering a kitchen renovation, the planning stage becomes very important to achieve the look you are envisioning; a well-defined budget and schedule also help.
Planning your Custom Home: What is the Use for your Kitchen
Now that you are planning to renovate your kitchen it is really important to consider what you will be using it for. Some people enjoy a beautiful spacious kitchen just for cooking because they love cooking, other people prefer having lots of storage space and consider functionality over looks.
If you have an open concept space and enjoy entertaining guests, then that will be important when planning your new kitchen. Cooking for two or cooking for ten does impact what you need to add to your kitchen and even the kind of finishes you should select.
Creating a Unique Look for your Kitchen Renovation
The best starting point to create a unique look for your kitchen renovation is online! Using online tools such as Instagram and Houzz to get inspired and document what you like is the most enjoyable part of the planning process and will help you define your unique style. When creating your kitchen wish list, you will do it having in mind the purpose of your kitchen and that way you can start making notes of your favourite finishes, colours, and layout. Learn more about kitchen layouts and tips to plan your ideal kitchen in our blog Calgary Custom Home Builder Basics for the Ideal Kitchen.
Balancing Looks and Functionality for your Major Renovation
When planning your kitchen renovation, or even when planning your new custom home, it is essential to create a balance between achieving the look you are envisioning and including functional features to your kitchen. And having a functional kitchen doesn’t mean that it won’t be stylish or it won’t look well. Make a list of things that you don’t like about your current kitchen, so they don’t happen on your new one. Make sure to include items that will make your kitchen’s daily use efficient and improve your everyday life. You can include plenty of storage space, special drawers for your small appliances, and so much more. Check out our blog Custom Home Builder Tips for Keeping an Organized Kitchen to get more tips on maximizing your space.
Tips and Trends for your Custom Kitchen
When looking for a high-end look, edgy and modern, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Certain selections such as your backsplash, cabinetry colour, fixture finishes, and countertops can create a unique style. This year, selecting a bold kitchen backsplash is in and you can have a full white kitchen or a full black kitchen, and have a vivid colour backsplash or select a pattern and give some life to your kitchen.
Playing with colours can also give your kitchen the exact look you are looking for. One big trend is selecting two-tone cabinetry. You can create a sense of warmth by selecting brass and gold tone fixture finishes or add sparkle to your kitchen with stainless steel finishes. If you are wondering where to start to select your countertops, check out Important Aspects to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops.
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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
When planning to renovate your kitchen, do a major renovation, or build your ideal custom home in Calgary, don’t forget that planning is the key step to get the unique look you want your kitchen or custom home to have, look for a balance between looks and functionality and pay attention to small details of your interior design that are key to get your ideal look.