7 Fresh Kitchen Remodel Ideas for Southwest PA Homes

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In Pennsylvania, there were nearly 18% fewer newly listed homes in November 2022 than in the year before. What does that mean?

The housing supply is dwindling.

This makes moving into new homes more challenging. Instead of buying a new home, many choose to invest in their current properties. That way, they’re adding value without the stress that comes with property sales.

Typically one of the most common spaces that need a facelift is the kitchen. If you want to renovate, check out these seven fresh kitchen remodel ideas to revamp your home.

1. Stone Slab Backsplashes

Many intricate tile backsplashes have taken over interior design shows in recent years. These detailed designs are stunning but have new competition – the solid backsplash.

A solid stone backsplash is the perfect interior design choice for a modern and chic kitchen. Its neutral color palette easily blends into the background, creating an effortless and timeless appearance that complements any other decor elements in the kitchen. 

Plus, its surface is extremely easy to clean with minimal effort, making it a perfect choice for busy households looking for a low-maintenance option when it comes to their kitchen design. Not only does it look great aesthetically, but its durability and longevity make it a great investment in your property’s value and appeal.

2. Shaker Style Cabinets

Shaker-style kitchen cabinets have been gaining popularity as an attractive, utilitarian upgrade to an existing kitchen space. 

These cabinets offer a modern appearance and can be made from a range of materials, including various kinds of wood and even laminate.

These cabinetry options are especially suitable when paired with the current trend towards stainless steel appliances, as they can create balance and harmony between different fixtures in a kitchen. 

So, for anyone looking for stylish ways to enhance their kitchen space, shaker kitchen cabinets can be the perfect solution.

Photo of shaker-style cabinets, a simple, yet valuable kitchen remodeling idea

3. Contrasting Kitchen Islands

If you have a large kitchen, one of the most popular ways to make your kitchen pop is to have your kitchen island stand out.

Instead of building an island that matches the rest of your cabinets, pick a design that stands out. This could be a different color, wood, paint, or even a different material altogether. Furthermore, you can also add additional storage under your island to keep your pots and pans out of your upper kitchen cabinets. 

You can also dress up this kitchen centerpiece with pendant lights above the island and complement the statement with equally exciting bar stools. Overall, adding a new kitchen island can really spice up your home, especially if your kitchen has the space.

4. New Kitchen Countertops and Sink

Upgrading kitchen countertops is a great way to instantly transform the look, feel, and function of your kitchen. By installing new kitchen countertops, you can achieve a more pleasing vosia; aesthetic in your kitchen while also creating additional counter space. 

Installing a farmhouse sink with flowing curves can exude rustic charm and warmth, give an elegant touch of the old-world kitchen to your home, and add convenience to meal prep. There are even customized designs that allow you to use natural stone or incorporate glass for a sleek and sophisticated look that catches everyone’s eye. 

Selecting new kitchen countertops doesn’t have to stop with just the traditional materials either; some popular materials on the market include granite, quartzite marble, or engineered quartz in a variety of colors.

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5. Built-In Open Shelving

Glass display upper kitchen cabinets have been a staple in American homes for decades. But they were gradually replaced by solid wood and laminate cupboards. Now, open shelves are adding new life to that classic look. You can install open shelving yourself by hanging small shelves above your counters.

The more timeless solution is integrated open shelving in your kitchen cabinets. Use it to add character to your kitchen by displaying your favorite items.

6. Pops of Color

Color has gone in and out of fashion over the last century. But in the previous few decades, wood color kitchens have dominated Pennsylvania. As modern laminate cabinets became more popular, the color white started to take over.

But both wooden and laminate cupboards allow for tasteful pops of color.

Of course, no one wants their cooking area to look dull. But gentle sage green or muted navy blue can dramatically elevate the feel of your kitchen space. Introducing these unique colors can really change up your kitchen feeling and allow your kitchen to stand out from your neighbors.  

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7. Updated Appliances and Fixtures

A kitchen remodel doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul of your current kitchen. Sometimes, all it takes is an update to the appliances and fixtures to give your kitchen a completely different look.

For instance, updating stainless steel appliances can instantly add a modern touch to any kitchen. The same goes for new faucets and cabinet handles, which come in a variety of finishes and styles that can help tie the overall style of your space together.

Make Your Kitchen Remodel Ideas a Reality

Whatever kitchen ideas you have, we can make them come true. With GCE Contracting’s remodeling services, kitchens across all of Fayette County, PA are being made to look like new. 

Whether your kitchen remodel ideas are small or a complete overhaul, we can build what you’re looking for.

Let us bring new life to your home.

Request a quote through our website so we can get your kitchen remodel started today.

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