The kitchen is an important part of your home. It is where the family comes together, shares breakfast, swaps stories about their day, and where midnight snacks are kept secret. With so much time spent in the kitchen, is it surprising that so many people live with a kitchen they hate. If you love everything about your kitchen, you are lucky. Many people don’t like certain aspects of their kitchen—the island size, the color of the cabinets, the small spaces, and so many other things become issues.

If you spend more time in your kitchen than you’d like to admit, think about what you like about your kitchen and what you don’t like. Then picture your dream kitchen and everything that it includes. With the help of Marshall Home Pros, we can make your dream kitchen a reality. Our home experts can help remodel your kitchen, creating a space that is perfect and offers everything you need.

Not sure what your dream kitchen includes? In this blog, we will give you some ideas to help you build your dream kitchen.

Kitchen Storage

If you are currently suffering from a kitchen that does not have enough storage, focusing on ways to add storage in a unique way is a great place to start. There are many ways to add more room for pots, pans, dishes, and your other kitchen items. So depending on the setup of your kitchen now, you can truly enhance the look and storage factors of your kitchen.

Depending on the layout and style of your kitchen, you have many options. If you have tall ceilings and empty walls, you can add shelves that look great and hold your kitchen items. Picture a big and open kitchen, with a simple look a ton of room to cook and enjoy time with friends. But all of this space is not going to matter if you have items all over because of a shortage of storage. Shelves allow you to clear some space and could even add a rustic feel to your kitchen, leaving pots and pans out but stored away, it is the same idea as a hanging pot rack.

Another way to create more storage space is to add cabinets, drawers, or even a pantry. If you have a large kitchen with more space than you need, adding a pantry can help to add more space to your kitchen. Another option is to add more cabinets are the kitchen or an addition onto your island that offers more storage. Many kitchens have a built-in desk area, with a countertop that has room under it for a chair. But if this area is never used, adding more drawers or cabinets, or even an open shelving unit, you can add a ton of storage to your kitchen. Take up space you are not using with storage.

If you already have enough drawers, cabinets, and a pantry, there are ways to improve the way it functions, allowing for more storage. Create a pantry that offers shelves of all different sizes, allowing you to store everything from spices to cereal boxes. Transform your regular cabinets for cabinets that have pull out sections, allowing you to utilize all of the space.

There are many different storage solutions, but if storage is not a problems for you, keep reading for other kitchen ideas.

Open Spaces

Some kitchens are designed poorly, offer no room to move around while cooking, giving little space to work with, and feeling completely closed off. If you need more space in your kitchen, think about some of these ideas for creating a bigger and better space.

While the typical kitchen has an island in the center, adding more counter space and storage, it can be hogging a ton of room. Unless you used your island on a daily basis, you may consider getting rid of it. There are even other options in case you do enjoy your island but need more room. Taking the island out and adding a small and moveable kitchen cart could be the perfect solution. These carts are stylish, allow you to keep your storage, and are smaller, offering more room. Plus they can be moved, so if you even need even more space in your kitchen, you can simple move it to the side and allow guests to mingle in the great kitchen space.

A stuffy kitchen can feel smaller than it truly is. A great way to open up your kitchen and make it seem like you added more space, is to take out walls or other things separating your kitchen from the rest of the house. Nowadays, we rarely see kitchens separated with a door, but if you still have a kitchen styled like this, taking the door down and the surrounding wall can help to open your kitchen up and make it feel larger. Some homes also have half walls splitting the kitchen and living room. This half wall could easily be taken out and create one large space. You could even take part of the living room for the kitchen.

Kitchen Styles

Another important thing to think about is the style of kitchen you want. Kitchen design has become unique and offers so many different looks—from contemporary and modern styles to a traditional or french-styled kitchen. While there are many different options to choose from, finding the right style for you and your home is important. You will also want to make sure that if you change part of your kitchen to a modern look, the rest of your kitchen will work with the new style. You kitchen style should match, or at least complement the rest of your home.

A modern kitchen is becoming more popular, but the look can be dramatic for some homes. While modern and contemporary designs may offer somewhat different styles, they both are sleek and simple. If your home is on the simpler side, this could be the perfect style for your kitchen. With smooth cabinets and drawers, simpler lighting, and a clean look, these kitchen styles are beautiful and can make your kitchen feel larger and more organized. If you are going for this look, you will want to plan out the entire kitchen design, from the cabinets to the island.

If you are more into the traditional style kitchen, you have more freedom to mix and match. These kitchen designs often used darker wood cabinets or white cabinets, and often can be found using both. The look of this kitchen style is more likely to already be in your home, maybe just not as detailed. To create a better traditional kitchen look, add cabinets with beautiful, but simple moldings, detailed counter tops, and a clean look.

French-style kitchens often have a ton of details, from the cabinet molding to the backsplash. This kitchen style is charming and gorgeous and can often help your kitchen appear more open and welcoming. The white and light colors of the cabinets and other features allow your kitchen to seem brighter, offering more space.

Other Details

There are many other details that go into a kitchen that can help to create your dream kitchen. Some things to think about include lighting, layout, colors, designs, functionality, and usage.

Some kitchen are dark and moody, and they work that way, others are just simply dark and can get on your last nerve. If your kitchen is dark, offers no natural lighting, and uses only a florescent light, switching up the lighting situation can help make your kitchen more enjoyable. Add a window or two, throw in more lighting, and make your space brighter than ever.

If you often have ten bottles of wine lining the counter, adding in a wine rack to one of your cabinets could help to make your kitchen look more organized and would be something you would use all the time. Or perhaps your family never missing a Friday pizza night, where you make your special homemade pizza. What would make that family night better? A pizza oven! While that seems a bit over the top, if you are going to use it often, it will be worth the investment. Plus your pizzas will be better than ever.

There are many different aspects of a kitchen that can make it your favorite place in the house, or the room you hate entering. But we can change that. At Marshall Home Pros, we can help to remodel your kitchen and design a room that you absolutely love. Start planning out your ideal kitchen, we can help to transform your kitchen into one you love. Contact us today to get started!