March 9th, 2016 | Kitchens
Remodeling your kitchen is no small feat. As Interior Designer Andrew Suvalsky says, “The kitchen is truly the focus of the home today,” so you’ll want to ensure your space fits the lifestyle and needs of your family.
If you’re overwhelmed by all of the design possibilities, or simply don’t know where to begin, here’s where to find inspiration for a kitchen remodel.
Pinterest is our number one source of inspiration for everything from finding the perfect living room color to finding the best drawer organizers, so it’s no surprise that it is the first place we would look when deciding on a kitchen remodel. A quick Pinterest search will bring up thousands of photos of colorful countertops, decorative backsplashes, and everything in between. If you’re looking for users to follow, make sure to check out Martha Stewart Living and HGTV, for décor photos and organizing tips.
Houzz is a platform for home remodeling and design where experts can show off their truly remarkable home projects. Interior designers, Design-Build Firms, and more collaborate in this visual community to build beautiful homes. If you’re looking for inspiration for a kitchen model, Houzz is one of the best places to look. You can search through thousands of photos and purchase the products in the photos all on the same page. You can also search through photos from experts in your area if you want to outsource the project to the professionals.
Publications like Home & Design, Elle Décor, Essential Interiors, Home Improvement, Remodeling Magazine, and Beautiful Homes are a great source of inspiration to find projects and makeovers to transform your home with. Flipping through the pages to find your favorite kitchen photos, color schemes, and countertop materials will help you to narrow down your likes and dislikes. Some people might even find it helpful to create a scrapbook or a stylebook with magazine tears slipped in clear sheet protectors. This way when you’re ready to decide on your remodel, you’ll know what you’re looking for.
4. Local Showrooms
Kitchen showrooms are a great place to find the latest styles and designs in kitchen appliances, fixtures, and flooring. Unlike the online or print resources mentioned above, this is a great way to get a hands on feel for the different materials.
5. Local Architect or Designer Profiles
Even if you are planning on doing your kitchen remodel without the help of a designer, it’s a great idea to look at local architect and designers past works to get inspiration for your own project. If you are planning on hiring a team, this will be a great way to choose which professionals fit best with your design goals.
While you might think of Zillow as just a real estate and rental marketplace, it’s also a great source of inspiration for inspiring kitchens in your area or otherwise. Seeing the way others designed their kitchen around their appliances or how their stoves paired aesthetically with a dark cabinet choice will really help you to find the best options for your home.