Kitchens are an important feature of the home. A property with an old, dated kitchen is usually harder to sell and may even decrease the property’s overall value. Even if you do not plan on selling your home, modern kitchens are more functional than old fashioned ones.
As the kitchen is often the heart of the home, the trend of a ‘social kitchen’, characterised by an open plan space and generally a large kitchen island, is set to continue. If a complete remodel isn’t in your budget, consider improvements such as a new countertop or replacing the tiling or backsplash for an easier and less costly facelift.
A neutral colour palette continues to be the colour of choice for contemporary kitchens. They can brighten up the room and make it appear larger, and will also suit most people’s taste should you decide to sell. If you find neutrals a bit flat, then you can always add punches of colour with accessories such as brightly coloured dishware or colourful light fixtures.
Using green products such as reclaimed wood, recycled glass and handmade products is very popular and kinder to the environment when compared to some mass-produced products.
With the help of trained professionals you can alleviate some of the inevitable pressures associated with creating your dream kitchen.
Right through from design to installation, a contractor can help you make smart and informed choices along the way.
The options for counter surfaces have greatly increased in recent years. Choosing a countertop for your kitchen remains a huge decision, both in terms of cost and impact on your kitchen's overall aesthetic.
Glass, concrete, quartz, stainless steel and even wood countertops can create a stunning effect and clean and classic 'subway tiles' or mirrored and metallic finishes are popular options for backsplashes. A number of companies in Cayman can help source a range of materials for you.
Connect with an expert who can help you decide on an option which sticks to your budget and also blends beautifully with the rest of your kitchen fixtures.
Kitchen Appliances & Accessories
Keeping the kitchen's primary function in mind, as a place to prepare and cook food, putting careful thought into the right kitchen appliances for your home's needs and budget should not be overlooked. With so many mid-range appliances on the market, you can still get the look you're after for a much more budget-friendly price. On the other hand, for those serious home-cooks among us who will get the most out of professional models, the associated price tag is not only justified but worth it.
If you're occupying a rental, which usually already come outfitted with appliances, add a personal touch with kitchen accessories and smaller appliances.
The following companies can help you source all of the above and more.