Kitchen Need a Little Summertime Love?
It’s been said for years that the kitchen is the heart of the home but now more than ever, families are learning that the kitchen is the meeting place to cook, eat, do homework, zoom their office and plan our new home renovations.
So what is missing in the design of your kitchen? Is it functional, does it have the feel that you want it to have or it is just drab in desperate need of a facelift? Do you have enough storage? Is the space big enough to accommodate your design choices? There’s a lot of thought that goes into a kitchen and it is why this space is one of the most important investment areas of the home. If done well, a kitchen renovation yields a 100% return on investment in your home’s value.
Designers say that this year, almost anything goes in our kitchens. From wood stained, to blue, gray and even two toned cabinets, it’s up to your individual tastes on what you want to tone set.
Mike Lukonin, Construction Operations Supervisor at FairTradeWorks, a residential construction company in Vancouver, British Columbia says that his team of Advisors are noticing how much more homeowners are investing in their kitchens this year. Through quarantine due to Covid-19, homeowners are realizing that they want their homes, and especially their kitchens to be their main gathering space. Besides meeting their aesthetic needs, Lukonin, says “they want added additions like workstations, durable surfaces that can withstand crafts, cooking and be adaptable to larger gatherings.” “We have noticed a lot of wood cabinetry returning to the market, especially sustainable products, darker blue cabinets often mixed with white or a neutral shade.”
Lukonin says that the ‘anything goes’ design aspect of kitchens also applies to lighting. “With the kitchen space being so utilized recently, owners are telling us that they want pretty pendants over their islands but are also incorporating other utilitarian lighting throughout their cooking and eating areas”, adds Lukonin.
Industrial additions to the central gathering space of the kitchen, are not only durable but allow for open space planning and functionality.
When it comes right down to it, what matters most about giving your kitchen some much needed love this summer is that you plan the space to meet your lifestyle. If you love to cook, ensure you have a well designed cooking area. If you know that everyone will be working and doing homework after supper, ensure you have workstations or enough space for a large practical table. And if you know that you have all ages using the kitchen space, don’t choose materials that will show every finger print.
As a residential contractor in Vancouver, British Columbia, FairTradeWorks offers 1 hour free design consultation for all their major kitchen renovations. Call today at 604-264-7366 or email ContactUs@FairTradeWorks.biz for your appointment.