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5 Upscale Remodeling Tips to Transform Your Kitchen and Bath

Kitchen and bath remodels have always been popular, however their appeal has been booming within the last year and several TV shows, blogs, and magazines dedicated to the topic are proof. As a larger portion of the population is spending more time at home, the pros anticipate residential construction to continue to flourish for a variety of reasons. To put it simply, people love to freshen things up and reimaging their living space in a way that reflects their lifestyle is no exception.

If you’ve been fantasizing about how you can turn your kitchen and bath into something that is fresh, efficient, and promotes your desired lifestyle then we have 5 upscale remodeling tips that will help transform your space in a luxurious way. Soak in the visuals, note the professional techniques, and let your creative self imagine your next remodeling project.

#1 Design a Kitchen That Allows You to Move Freely and Work Efficiently

Workflow is incredibly important when it comes to a kitchen’s design. Since cooking often requires multitasking, you need to be able to move freely from one side of the counter to the other to access all the tools you’ll need in the exact moment you need them.

To assure you can work efficiently, first consider whether or not your cabinet doors, drawers, oven, or an opened refrigerator door interfere with your kitchen’s movement or flow. If you realize they do, implement a more spacious design with smart storage options and plenty of counter space so you have room for several meal prep areas.

The following transitional kitchen is a perfect example of a remodel that prioritized workflow. After removing walls that initially enclosed the space and gutting everything to studs, new windows, doors, white cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances were added for a fresh new look.

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#2 Include a Prep Area and Custom Cabinetry in Your Kitchen Remodel

Arrange your kitchen logically with designated prep areas near your stove and custom cabinetry for creative storage so that you can access everything you need with ease. It will make a difference in perfecting your timing so that each entree is finished at roughly the same time, which always impresses guests.

The large, open modern kitchen below showcases abundant and useful storage space meticulously placed between the stove and sink for easy access. Beyond cooking, its functionality includes a stylish informal dining area that can be doubled as a study/work space and a large well organized refrigerator.

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#3 Strategically Place Your Appliances and Keep Your Kitchen Clutter Free

The key to creating excellent workflow is in the placement of your primary tools and appliances. Strategically place your knives, bowls, measuring utensils, cutting boards, and everything else you use while preparing an exquisite meal so that you can focus more on cooking then looking for things. With hideaway storage nearby you can keep your kitchen clutter free and still have access to what you want when you want it.

#4 Make Your Bathroom Appear Larger with Frameless Shower Doors

Whether your bathroom is small or large, frameless shower doors create an open, airy, and spacious look that allows viewers to see the other details within the room. Opt to install them and focus the rest of your attention on a design that highlights particular colors, patterns, and features that scream luxury. You’ll love the results.

The following modern mid-sized bathroom with gray tile, flat-panel wood cabinets, and quartz countertops shows the natural effect of frameless shower doors. The space appears larger than it is and the sharp, clean lines help the neutral color scheme to blend beautifully across each surface.

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#5 Add a Shower Bench for a Handy and Practical Bathroom Design

To some the idea of a luxurious bathroom design involves top of the line hardware, heated floors, and a bidet, whereby for others the concept of luxury lies in the simple ability to sit down while showering. Add a handy shower bench that folds up and down to give yourself a place to relax while the warm water soothes your sore muscles. The bench’s practical use will make itself well known the very first time you use it, and it’s doubtful you’ll ever regret making the decision to install one.

Create Functional, Aesthetic, and Livable Luxury with Your Home Renovation

Apply one or all of these tips to turn your kitchen and bath into something that is fresh, efficient, and promotes your desired lifestyle. You and your guests will surely enjoy the results of a fully functional, aesthetically pleasing, and luxurious design.

If you have more specific questions regarding products, styles, no-fuss design, or you’d like to set up a consultation to discuss your project please contact us at Custom Kitchens. We are an award-winning design/build company that has been in business since 1950 and we would love to be your one stop shop for your custom remodeling needs.

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