Features for a Classic Kitchen

Kitchen remodeling ideas are usually top priority when it comes to your overall home remodeling plans. The kitchen is a major selling point for any Santa Maria, CA home. But even more importantly, the kitchen has always been called the heart of the home. It’s where people gather before a dinner party, where children and parents have conversations throughout the day, and where your family works hard to create enjoyable meals for one another.

With kitchen renovation costs being what they are,  it’s best to remodel once and have that last many years before it’s time to do it again. Costs are typically higher due to the detail and functionality that goes into such a project; with countertops, custom kitchen island, refacing cabinets, and appliances, just to name a few.

When it’s time for your home kitchen to get an overhaul, there are a few features that will create a classic look to your kitchen that you will love for years to come.

White kitchens

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We’ve heard it all before, white kitchens are in. But there are many reasons that white kitchens are so popular. White kitchens started gaining ground in the Victorian period, when white materials were readily available. The trend has never really disappeared. White is great for small kitchens because it creates an open and airy feeling. White kitchens are also ideal for resale value. A white kitchen is like a blank canvas for any potential homebuyer. White works well in many kitchen styles such as cottage, modern, and classic.

Marble countertops

Marble countertops create a timeless look for any kitchen. While marble is more expensive than many other materials but it’s worth the investment for your home. Carrara marble is a great choice because it comes in a natural white with beautiful graining. Marble does stain easily, but a sealant applied once a year will help protect your countertops, allowing them to last decades.

Tile backsplash

We have seen backsplashes in all different materials over the years, including wallpaper. But tile is the most classic choice that is sure to stand the test of time. Subway tile comes in a variety of colors and can be installed to create any pattern you want. White subway tile with a dark grout looks classic and timeless up against marble countertops, and that’s a big reason why you’ve been seeing so much of it lately.

Large, deep sinks

A deep sink is a very functional part of any kitchen that can look great too. Whether you are washing stacks of dishes, cutting flowers or filling up a tall pot with water, a big sink is a necessary addition. Farmhouse sinks are making a big comeback for this exact reason. Sinks that can be undermounted will also allow for easy counter cleanup.

No matter what features you decide to include in your Central Coast, CA kitchen renovation, just be sure to choose the features that work well for you and your family. New Life Bath and Kitchen understands how big of an undertaking a kitchen renovation is and is ready to help you get started on this exciting project. Check out some renovations in our portfolio and give us a call when you are ready to talk about your home renovation needs.