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New Kitchen Renovation Ideas To Consider When Refurbishing Your Kitchen

Kitchens represent one of the most popular renovations in the home. The kitchen is no longer just a place to prepare and cook food, kitchens are also a place where people eat meals, catch up with family, and casually entertain guests. Therefore, we now have a larger range of kitchen renovation ideas available, suitable for all tastes and kitchen functions.

Are you looking for a new modern kitchen? Consider these 5 kitchen design ideas:

Butler’s pantry

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Many kitchens are crowded and seem to lack a coherent kitchen design because lots of food items and consumables are stored there, oftentimes in full sight. On the one hand, people want a kitchen as in magazines, and on the other hand, buying a large amount of groceries is the usual practice for most families. If you want a solution that meets both these two needs, include a butler’s pantry in your kitchen renovation ideas and you won’t regret it. A pantry will allow you to store food, beverages, dishes, linens, provisions, and cleaning chemicals, thus eliminating the clutter from your kitchen.

Choosing the right kitchen appliance size

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Avoid purchasing too many oversized kitchen appliances that take up bench space and instead opt for equipment that allows you to perform multiple operations, like both preparing a smoothie and juicing fruit, for instance. Make sure the appliances you choose are not bulky and their colour and style match your kitchen design.

Natural looking bench tops

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There are several reasons why natural looking bench tops are the best option: they look classy and modern, they match with a variety of colours and styles, and they are more wear-resistant. To put it into different words, this type of bench top is more practical and more aesthetically pleasing, thus adding value to your property. Not to mention they never get out of fashion and continue to look good after years of use. Some of the most popular options are stone, metal, concrete, timber, and marble.

Storage solutions

Storage is not just a matter of practicality; it also has a huge impact on your kitchen aspect. By choosing smart storage solutions such as a Butler’s Pantry (as mentioned previously) you will manage to keep the kitchen clean and organized instead of having it look cluttered and messy. There are so many different storage solutions such as dividing your drawers with adjustable inserts for utensils and pots & pans, custom pantry and an appliance garage (cabinet) to hide your appliances on the bench top.

Better kitchen functionality

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Functionality is vital especially when you have a small kitchen and you cook often or you entertain your guests there. When planning a kitchen renovation, it is important to consider how to optimise and use the space. Island benches are a great way to add informal seating and also extra preparation space and storage to a kitchen.  Another important aspect to consider for kitchen functionality is it needs to be well lit using layering and blending of different types of light.

At Pinnacle Kitchens we can provide you with personalized kitchen renovation ideas, based on your kitchen size and shape and personal preferences. Call to our service for amazing kitchen designs!

Shown below is an infographic regarding this very topic about new kitchen renovation ideas!

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Kitchen Design Ideas: Color Combinations That Doesn’t Get Old

Those looking for the latest kitchen design ideas are often wondering what the most fashionable colour combinations or the colour trends of the moment are. Actually, there is fundamentally no right or wrong way to design a kitchen. Pretty kitchens come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. For each colour palette you will have to resort to your aesthetic sense and decide whether the combination is suitable or not.

Here are some colour ideas to guide you through the process:

Shades of grey – never out of fashion

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Grey and its multiple shades are great for new modern homes. Make sure you pair grey with white or black to prevent a monotonous aspect of your kitchen and add some spots of bright colours to bring life to your kitchen designs.

Extending paint from floor to ceiling

paint from floor to ceiling kitchen design ideas

This is a designer trick that more people are incorporating into their kitchen designs. The whole idea of this technique is to visually lower high ceilings and make the space feel cosy. The effect is guaranteed if you paint the entire room a dark colour or choose a darker shade for the ceiling.

Yellow, green, and blue + wood finishes

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Muted tone of blues, tans, yellows, and green look particularly great when paired with natural wood finishes. Wood colour furniture will always provide an elegant look to your kitchen designs while mixing this kind of texture with the colours mentioned earlier will add a modern and informal note to your interiors.

Dark grey + warm gold or navy blue + crisp beige

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Lacquer white cabinetry is always appearing in your kitchen design ideas and you don’t know how to take this otherwise tasteful element out of the ordinary? Our recommendation is to accentuate this type of ultramodern cabinetry with one of the following pairs: dark grey + warm gold or navy blue + crisp beige. You can’t go wrong with these combinations!

Preppy colours on a black-and-white kitchen

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The traditional black-and-white kitchen is a safe choice, but you have already seen it in so many kitchen designs that you’d like to personalise it somehow. You can provide an updated look to this kind of kitchen by adding small pops of preppy colours. The preppy colour palette is usually made from navy, white, crimson, burgundy, emerald green and deep brown. Use bright shades pulled from the rainbow in artwork, window treatments, light fixtures, or accent pieces.

Cool mint

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You are looking for a light colour for your cabinetry, something different than white, but also with a classical look and still feeling modern? Cool mint or light green cabinets are an excellent choice, as this pastel colour brightens the space and doesn’t show small stains and splashes immediately. For a look that is both modern and vintage at the same time, combine cool mint with white tiles, wooden shelves, and black or chrome grips.

Wood colour + orange + white

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This combination will provide a warm feeling to your kitchen design and will allow you at the same time to use resilient charcoal countertops and silver-coloured appliances. Brighten up your design with white tiles and stick for wooden floors and doors. There is an extra advantage for choosing this combination – the wood colour of your doors and floor will allow you to easily pick other combinations for the rest of your house.

We hope your kitchen design ideas are already taking shape after going through our suggestions! Contact The Pinnacle Kitchen Company today for your free no obligation appointment to get your new dream kitchen started today!

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Kitchen Trends of 2017

Looking to redesign your kitchen this year?

Kitchens are some of the most challenging areas to redecorate in a home, because you need to ensure excellent functionality, create that look that makes the space inviting, and make sure all appliances are integrated with your furniture in the most effective manner. And when you think you need to take the latest trends into account things seem to become even harder!

At Pinnacle Kitchens we think that current kitchen trends are not an extra headache, but a source of inspiration for the space where you cook for your family and drink your coffee in the morning. Don’t trust us? Keep on reading and judge for yourself!

Integrated storage and workstations

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Integrated storage and appliances have been a trend in the last decade to say the least, and this will remain the best option forever due to the obvious benefits. You save a lot of space and you avoid displaying more than you want.

Pared-back colour palette

Pared-Back

Pared-back colour is an easy way to give your kitchen a contemporary look and work less on your project. This strategy implies painting the walls in a white or a light shade and selecting tones of the same colour for furniture and accessories. It’s hard to fail with this strategy because you have fewer chances to mismatch colours or make inappropriate combinations.

Getting smarter in smarter places

Small Kitchen

Small places are a common problem among homeowners. However, not having so many square metres available for your cooking space doesn’t mean you won’t be able to obtain a fully-functional kitchen where you have everything you need. The Internet abounds in ideas on how to make use of your small kitchen space in a smart way. The staff at Pinnacle Kitchens is specialised in kitchen designs for small places. We make it possible for you to do more than just boil eggs in your kitchen!

The industrial look

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The industrial style comes with advantages such as practicability and affordability and is also chosen by those who don’t like to boast with their home and belongings. An industrial look for your kitchen does not necessarily mean it will look humble; you can allow your imagination to unleash with metallic frame chairs, hexagonal shape tile plates, handle-less doors, apparent brick walls, and appliances with a metallic finish.

Copper accents

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If you are not sure what colour to choose for your kitchen, go for grey and earthy tones with copper accents. Grey, black, and brown cabinets are a safe choice, but decorators are starting to include copper elements into their kitchen designs, such as handles, appliances, and accessories. This way you will keep your project simple while also breaking the monotony of monochrome palettes.

Kitchen trends can be solutions for your redecorating project instead of cumbersome must-dos. The experts at Pinnacle Kitchens can create a kitchen environment that not only will be following the latest trends, but also look relevant and fresh over years.

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Things to consider when renovating your kitchen

There are a number of things you should remember when taking on a kitchen renovation and in this weeks blog we are going to help point out some of the challenges and simple things to consider when taking on your kitchen renovation.

1: Think about and understand your kitchen needs

A kitchen is a unique place for many and in most cases everyone has different needs and requirements, so remember this when you’re designing your brand new kitchen. Go left field and put in the things that best suit you and your cooking style remembering all the simple things like location, traffic and storage.

2: Go with what you want and be unique

Design it your way, don’t think of resale of the house, think about what you want now! Remember you are only adding value to your property by renovating your kitchen so don’t hold back. Use colours or be as plane as you want but consider all the things around you like flooring, splash back colours, appliances, bench tops and make sure all the colours work.

3: Get creative with storage

During some of our projects we have seen some incredible sneaky storage designs which make so much sense when you really stop and look, our in-house design team have some fantastic ideas, concepts and plans to check out. Things like pull out pantries, draws within draws, deeper shelving and don’t forget about appliances.

4: Lighting

As you might have read in last weeks blog, we are big fans of lighting and we think it is a major factor when completing the kitchen renovation. If your kitchen has a white bright feel then match your lighting to it, with bright white LED lighting, not only will it make for a bright exciting area you will also save on power with LED.

5: Functionality in the kitchen

Remember when designing or renovating that you cross check the draw lengths, widths and factor in the moment when your standing behind the draw (for example close to a wall) that there is enough space for the draw to fully extend and have space for you being behind it. We have seen some kitchens by others that lack this simple thinking and can cause grief. This is something particularly for those doing a DIY job. Think about your design logically and ergonomically.   Until next week happy renovating!