Renovating a kitchen is an important part of increasing the resale value of your home. The kitchen is one of the main rooms that can make or break a sale contract, so getting the design right is critical. This summer, you want to take advantage of your Christmas holiday vacation time to renovate your old, tired kitchen. You are already on the right track by getting into the design phase of the project now. However, you have concerns that your idea of a groovy kitchen is not going to gel with a potential buyer in the future. Use these two techniques to make sure your custom kitchen cabinets compliment your countertops so at least you'll be headed in the right direction.
One of the best ways to make a kitchen look clean and spacious involves colour coordinating the countertop and the cupboards. The reason for doing this is when a person enters the kitchen their brain is not bombarded by an overload of colour as the eyes distinguish between these two major components.
A black and white combination may seem classical, but it screams 'busy room' to someone looking at it for the first time. However, this does not mean that the cupboards and the countertops have to be the exact shade of hue. Putting together a grey granite countertop with a gunmetal grey painted cabinet works well, but contrasting colours do not.
Keep It Simple
The old KISS (keep it simple, silly) saying holds true when renovating a kitchen space. To truly match the cabinets and counters in your kitchen, find a way to blend the two types o materials used for these areas. For example, a timber countertop blends nicely with bamboo cupboards. By contrast, rustic traditional wood cupboards are the polar opposite of stainless steel countertops, so that combination would not be as appealing to future homeowners.
Finally, choose kitchen cabinets and countertops that are going to last well against the daily rigours of use. If your home has children, you need items which are sturdy and durable to last against little hands and climbing legs. Talk to your kitchen designer about your desire to make sure everything in the kitchen complements each other. The designer has access to plenty of samples which can be used to put your mind at ease. If you do have any further concerns after that, ask friends and family for a second opinion on your design ideas.