When your kitchen needs a new look, you want to design a room that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Certain updates can help you increase your workspace, upgrade old cabinetry, and even add more seating. Here are a few ideas to consider for your kitchen remodeling project.

A Guide to Practical Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

1. Add a Central Island

An island increases storage and counter space, making it easier to organize your kitchen while adding plenty of area for food prep. Islands can also feature seating for meals, socializing, and homework. They come in a variety of shapes, from symmetrical squares and rectangles to circles and L-shapes, ensuring that yours will fit in your kitchen.

2. Rework the Cabinets

kitchen remodelingIf your cabinets are in good shape, but they seem outdated, paint them. Painted wood is currently trending both in kitchen remodeling and in other areas of the home.

Choose white or light colors to brighten up a smaller space or drab wood. Also, consider an open concept that completely removes cabinet doors and exposes shelves for easy access to your gadgets and dishes.

3. Design a Backsplash

Backsplashes add visual interest to your kitchen remodeling design. If you prefer simple styles, opt for a single color for your tiles, or you can get creative with a colorful mosaic. Also, consider using contrasting colors that will pop against your cabinets or counters. For example, choose bright colors or white against dark cabinets, or pull out one color from the veining on your stone counters.

4. Install New Appliances

Installing new appliances brings cohesion to your kitchen while also making your home more energy-efficient. Sleek stainless steel appliances are popular and add a modern touch. If you want the benefits of steel without the smudges, choose stainless steel with a matte black finish.

5. Make Unusable Space Usable

Some rooms have corners or sections that turn into wasted space. Instead of leaving it unused, make it functional. Add a pantry or storage shelves, or if the area is large enough, create a breakfast nook with a small table and chairs, or a bench along the wall.  


When you’re ready to begin your kitchen remodeling project, call the home contractors at SRK General Construction. Located in Chesterfield, MO, and serving St. Louis and St. Charles counties, the company will help you with your next upgrade. Their experienced team works with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction with the project, whether you need a home addition or a bathroom renovation. Call (314) 739-4443 to begin your project, or visit them online for testimonials from past clients.