Probably the most renovated room in residential redos, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Every year, there are new culinary and architectural innovations to upgrade the kitchen with. Since the average family spends a significant amount of time at home in the kitchen cooking, eating, cleaning, and socializing it makes sense to want to improve the look and feel of the room, not to mention the functionality. Your design needs to accommodate all these activities, which is why remodels are so popular. Because so much time is spent in the kitchen, you want the atmosphere to be inviting and relaxing. Some popular kitchen updates include custom cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplashes and hardwood or ceramic tile flooring. Removing walls to open up the space, adding recessed and under cabinet lighting and updating appliances are also common kitchen improvements. Marble is quickly becoming just as popular as granite in kitchen remodels and careful cabinetry disguises are definitely dethroning stainless steel as the ideal appliance finishes. Farmhouse sinks and large drawers are trendy features for the lower half of your cabinetry while open shelving elements are gaining popularity up top. Some unique kitchen renovation decisions that we’re happy to make happened include built-in wine coolers, warming drawers, in door stone walls, stylish range hoods and organized pot storage. Open floor plans have become more than a sought after design feature. They’ve become part of our lifestyle. They allow us to be with our families while we do dishes, cook meals or unload groceries. They connect the kitchen with the rest of the home (the living and dining rooms in particular) so it’s easier to get things done. While there are certainly more options available when designing your kitchen, these are just a few that may interest you. If you are ready for your dream kitchen, contact us today! If you need some help in deciding how you may want your kitchen to look, visit our photo gallery for ideas and contact us to set up a free estimate and design consultation. Whether you want to do a lot or a little, Green Basements & Remodeling can help by expert solutions by one of our design degreed associates. If you have your own designer, we can work with them too. We pride ourselves in our ability to take your ideas for your dream kitchen, and transform them into a reality.