Here are some amazing kitchen renovation ideas that can make a huge difference in your home renovation.
Kitchen Cabinets Above the Refrigerator
First on the list of kitchen renovation ideas is if you’re considering installing new kitchen cabinets, definitely take into consideration the depth of the kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator. Often, the kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator is about 12 inches and it’s really hard to reach up there and actually get to it!
This makes the kitchen cabinet over the fridge almost unusable for most people. To make matters worse, since it’s hard to reach, you’ll probably end up sending stuff on top of the fridge, which not only makes the kitchen look cluttered, but it also blocks the cabinet doors from opening too!
So, if you’re going to put a kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator, you might as well make it stick out all the way flush with the front of the refrigerator or pretty close to that.
You won’t even notice the minuscule difference in price, but you will be much more easily able to use this kitchen cabinet and it’ll help keep your kitchen looking tidy since you can hide that clutter that would otherwise be sitting on top of the fridge behind the doors of this kitchen cabinet.
And while you are at it, you should probably also consider doing a refrigerator panel on the side of the fridge. So, this way, it really just closes it in the refrigerator nicely. You can even use this panel to hang coffee mugs.
Add A Pull Up Trash Can Drawer
Adding a pull up trashcan drawer can make your kitchen look ultra-tidy and completely hide the trash and recycling bin neatly into a drawer of your kitchen. And speaking of building things into your kitchen cabinets, you might want to reserve a spot for a beverage fridge too!
These beverage fridges or wine coolers come in different sizes, so you should consider going with a standard size cutout that will accommodate the mini fridge.
Installing the beverage fridge really added a nice touch to the appearance of your kitchen and contribute to the wow factor of our home renovation. And it also gives you a lot of extra refrigerator space in addition to allowing you to better organize your kitchen and home.
Open shelving in the kitchen has become very popular, and it’s a desirable trend in kitchen renovations. When it’s done properly, it can really enhance the aesthetic of your kitchen and make it feel much more open and airy. And it can also save you a ton of money in your remodel.
To add a big wow factor, you could do a giant backsplash that spans from the countertop all the way to the top of the ceiling.
You don’t need to go all out on a backsplash if you are on a budget though. You could save money by stopping the backsplash at the bottom of the shelving.
Kitchen Island Overhang
The next thing to consider in your renovation is the overhang of your kitchen island.
Are you going to have chairs at your kitchen island? Have you ever been sitting at a kitchen island or a bar before where your knees were constantly banging up against the wall below the kitchen countertop? Well, that’s not comfortable and doesn’t exactly scream “well-designed kitchen” either.
If you are renovating your kitchen, you should ensure that you make the proper overhanging length for your knees to actually fit under there without banging up against the wall.
So, if it fits your budget, consider creating a kitchen island with the appropriate leg room for you and your guests to actually be able to sit and enjoy the beautiful new kitchen makeover you’re working on. The knee space required to sit at a kitchen countertop is dependent on the height of the countertop.
Also be sure to give each chair at your new kitchen countertop 24 inches of room, so you don’t need to be packed in like sardines!
Another kitchen renovation idea is to install some outlets with standard plugs as well as USB outlets under the kitchen island, so you and your guests can charge a cell phone with a USB cable
Kitchen Cabinet Overhang
The standard kitchen countertop overhang is an inch and a half. A current trend in kitchen remodel is to have the kitchen cabinet drawer flush with the face of the countertop. The functional purpose of having a countertop overhang is so when you spill things on the countertop, it’ll fall onto the floor and not get all over the kitchen cabinet drawers.
If the countertop is flush with the face of the cabinets and a glass of orange juice gets knocked over, you’re looking at a potential nightmare of a cleaner. Not only is the orange juice going to get all over the face of the cabinets and the hardware, it’s also much more likely to get into the actual kitchen cabinets and the creases and scenes of the actual jaws. So, if you or anyone else in your home is accident-prone in the kitchen, definitely take this into consideration before doing a flush mount countertop.
When working with a kitchen renovation specialist or company, make sure to discuss what your likes and dislikes are, and together come up with a plan for your kitchen renovation, so you end up with a kitchen that you love and enjoy spending time in!
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