“I know I don’t like my kitchen. Thanksgiving definitely proved that to me. There’s no space to do any kind of serious cooking.” Maya looked down at her swelling belly and smiled. “And my family is not getting any smaller, that’s for sure. But what will make my kitchen better? I have no idea. I’m not a creative person. I don’t have inspirations…how am I supposed to tell the building contractor how to fix the kitchen when I don’t know what I want?”
Kitchen remodels and renovations are among the most popular ways Medfield homeowners change their homes. Many people are in Maya’s situation. They know they want something different, but they’re not sure what that different thing may be. For those folks, we’d like to follow the following tips for finding kitchen design ideas and inspiration:
Social Media: Pinterest and Facebook can be great sources of kitchen design inspiration. Search through images posted, and collect your own favorites on a Pinterest board. (If you prefer, you can make this private so no one sees it but you!) Reviewing these images can help you clarify what types of appliances, features, layout, and look you’d like for your new kitchen.
Home Shows: The secret of designers and contractors everywhere, home shows are a great way to get a peek at what kitchen appliance manufacturers, flooring manufacturers, cabinet makers, and other suppliers are producing for the home renovation market. Be prepared to spend the day. Snap pictures of the looks you love – and don’t forget to pick up brochures and business cards to make further research easier.
Home Design Magazines: Home design magazines are a great source of design ideas and inspirations, but subscriptions can be pricey. A money saving tip: head to the library, and pore through their collection. Find a look you love? Xerox copy those pages to share with your Medfield building contractor when you’re planning your new kitchen.