For many years, the kitchen was hidden at the back of the house where meals were prepared in private. Most of the design elements were saved for communal areas like the living room and dining room, but a change in cultural dynamics has seen the kitchen take on a new role. The kitchen today is a celebrated space where families get together and are often the center of the household. When buying and selling a home, the kitchen is one of the most scrutinized areas, which means changes you make here will add market value later. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ways to update your kitchen this spring that will add personality and light.

1.Mix Textures

An easy way to update your kitchen is by mixing textures. You can achieve this through appliances, countertops, floors, rugs, and cabinets. It adds a lot of visual interest and keeps your space looking fresh. Stick with classics like wood grain, stainless steel, and granite. Not only will these particular textures be relevant in the future, but they will also add more appeal if you decide to sell your home later down the line.

2.Show Off

Minimalism isn’t just a trend is a chic way to update your kitchen for spring. Removing upper cabinets and replacing them with open shelving opens up the space, and gives it an airy feel. Just what you want when with all this gorgeous weather. Additionally, you can use it to display collectibles or heirlooms. No southern kitchen would be complete without a bowl, plate, or utensil that their grandmother used. Utilizing open shelving gives it a prominent place in the kitchen to show it off.

3.Create More Space

Opening up your space allows for a better flow within the house. Open floor kitchens encourage families to interact and give parents the opportunity to keep an eye on the kids. Natural light moves better throughout open floor plans, which will brighten the space by utilizing windows found in the kitchen and surrounding rooms. If you are prone to the dinner party or two, breaking down the walls will make it easier to entertain guests while they are over. You can add visual interest by adding a pop of color like the image above.

4.Get Playful

All homes are unique, and if you live in the Nashville area, you are sure to have some vintage accents in your home like wood beams and exposed ceilings. Rather than trying to design around them, incorporate them into the final product. These exposed pieces add subtle touches to the kitchen, and if done correctly they can help improve the flow of the kitchen, like the example found above. By placing an island in between, gave direction and movement to space. A pop of color lent some personality as well.

5.Add Deep Colors

Adding some wow factor is easy when you incorporate deep colors into the design. The juxtaposition of light and dark is a classic way to modernize a room, and you can do it in your kitchen. Dry using deeper colors in either the floor, cabinets, or appliances. There won’t be issues with making the room look smaller if you keep the walls, island, and countertops bright. You can also use accents like backsplashes and hardware as a unique way to reintroduce brightness back in.

If you’re struggling with a poorly designed kitchen or need to improve the flow of the space, our team of home improvement experts is here to help. We provide the highest level of craftsmanship and creative vision to each of our clients, in addition to unparalleled customer service. If you would like to learn more about our kitchen renovations, contact Stratton Exteriors today by calling (615) 750-2148 today.