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Unique Kitchen Features

There are many ways to make your kitchen your own when planning a kitchen rehab. Beautiful custom cabinets are usually the first item on the remodeling agenda so you can start here. You can have cabinets designed to suit whatever needs you have and also made to your specifications. Even clear down to the specially designed spice rack hanging to the left of your stove.

white-kitchenAlso, because a kitchen can be an expression of you, don’t be afraid to put your personality into it. You can mix styles and unique features which are all you if you do this. So maybe you want a double-decker pot drawer or a vegetable bin which is ventilated, cool and dark. Or how about installing a cutting board which you can pull out over a garbage bin which then saves messes from collecting on the counter. Just cut up what needs cut and brush the remaining garbage right into the garbage can.

Too, walls can be another way to express your personal taste. You can decide to use wallpaper or paint; the color and patterns are all you. You want to keep in mind easy care and cleanup though. Too, use colors that inspire you or colors from places you’ve been. Maybe you enjoy the ocean as an example. Well you could hang up a fishing net complete with seashells and a starfish as a background wall. Or perhaps you’re more country and want the rough knothole barn look, complete with window boxes for fresh easy to reach herbs.

If the high tech streamlined look is more you, install stainless steel appliances and glass surfaces with an island in the middle for cooking and eating. To complete the look, industrial light fixtures for that clean techno appearance are good. Or maybe a more country niche is what you’re about with roses and flowers everywhere. Or fluffy curtains at the windows, old fashioned wooden kitchen table and butcher block counters. Perhaps, an open faced jelly closet in your kitchen with your best china on display as well as jelly glasses on your window sill is you.

A kitchen can be an extension of you and the style or styles you enjoy. When deciding on a kitchen rehab, don’t be afraid to put what you want in your kitchen.

Keeping the Old While Adding the New

You own a turn-of-the-century home and you love it. However; the kitchen needs to be updated, but not changed too much to keep its charm. Is this possible? With the right contractor, a kitchen rehab that will preserve the heritage look of your home; yet update it, is possible.

jpm dev.One of the first things worked on in this is usually the kitchen cabinets. To start here, you can have your cupboards redone by having them redoored. Redooring is when you have the doors and drawer fronts of your present cabinets replaced where they will still match the cabinet boxes which are already in your kitchen. Also, the hinges can be replaced as well as the doorknobs or pulls which will complete the look you’re searching for. Then when done, your kitchen can still have the unique features of the old world charm of your cabinets, but enhanced.

Another option for kitchen rehab is to use what is already there. Perhaps you have original wood floors underneath the tiles in the kitchen. Removing the old tile and refinishing the floors can bring back the era gone by look. Or maybe you have a ceiling beam that you want highlighted which has aged graciously.  Also, have you checked underneath the paneling? You could have an interior brick wall with a fireplace behind it and not even know it. Wouldn’t that make a lovely accent to your kitchen?

Since pantries were used heavily in older homes, you could have a working pantry. You could have it  installed in a space which isn’t used or even replace a large kitchen cupboard area. Instead of a regular door on the pantry too, you could have an old fashioned screen door installed. This would give it a back home country charm if that’s what you’re looking for.

Working with what you already have and making improvements where needed is also economical. You can incorporate the old while keeping the old and give your kitchen a special and unique look which is all your own. By having refurbished cabinets, reclaiming the tile floor and exposing that old wooden beam, your kitchen is then both unique and charming.