Kitchen Renovation: Inspiration

Over the next few weeks, I will be delving into the inner workings of the Kitchen Renovation process.  We will begin with finding inspiration, to assessing your budget, hiring a designer/contractor, figuring out the best layout and choosing cabinets, appliances, finishes and fixtures.  Join me as we uncover the truths and myths of a kitchen overhaul.

Today we will begin with finding inspiration.  You have decided you want to tackle a kitchen renovation but you have no idea where to start or what you want it to look like in the end.  First off, lets begin with figuring out the overall style of the room.  What do you want it to look and feel like? Since this is one of, if not the biggest and most expensive projects in your home renovation, you want it to be perfect.  Lets take a look at a few trending kitchen styles ......

CLASSIC

LOLV EP3071 - After - Kitchen 1:
via Loveitorlistitvancouver



BRIGHT WHITE
Stunning kitchen makeover: The after:
via Style at Home



PAINTED CABINETS

via houseandhome

WEST COAST MODERN
via pinterest


SCANDI-INSPIRED RUSTIC
LOVE, need this island.  Also, love hood central with openness around hood, and then longer side cabinets.:
via namdangmitchell.com


MODERN FARMHOUSE
The Queens Park Kitchen | deVOL Kitchens:
via deVOL 
TWO-TONED CABINETS
via Houseandhome
As you can see, there is no shortage of inspiration for your kitchen renovation.  Do not feel like you have to have an all-white kitchen because that is what is all over the magazines.  Go with what you feels right and suits your personality.  

Next....discussing Budget and how to figure out a price range that works for you.