Easy Ways to Update the Kitchen (without breaking the bank)

Spring is here and we are feeing that natural urge to spring clean and spruce up our spaces. Looking at the design trends for the year we’ve explored some advice from designers on how to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. Here are some ideas we cannot wait to try.

EMBRACE CONTRAST

Stark white kitchens will always be popular, but as we shared last month color is making a comeback. More and more designers are bringing kitchens to life with contrasting colors like the one by Brett Mickan shown above. This jewel tone contrast brings new life and a modern touch to the kitchen, while still using white to compliment and draw it all together.

JUST ONE SPLURGE

When people start into kitchen projects they often think they need to overhaul the whole thing, however, often keeping the core and splurging on one main focal point can make all the difference. If granite or soapstone countertops are your dream. Do it! That investment will make a dramatic difference and serve you for years to come.

You can compliment this change inexpensively by painting the existing cabinets and add a modern touch by changing out the hardware.

POP IN THE COLOR

If you are still completely in love with your all white kitchen, you are not alone. There is a reason this look is such a classic and timeless look. We love color here at Imagine Surfaces, and believe it can be brought into the picture in many different ways. For instance, this designer went with classic granite surfaces and added in color with these stunning green light fixtures.

No matter how you decide to spruce up your space this year we hope you will contact us to help bring just the right design to your project.

Behind the Scenes: From Trash to Treasure

Behind the Scenes: From Trash to Treasure

It happens every week - people wheel the recycling bin out to the curb, a truck comes by to pick it up and off it goes never to be seen again – or does it?  It could be you have actually seen those discarded wine bottles in your neighbor’s kitchen long after you recycled them, or perhaps the glass from that demolished building downtown ended up in a friend’s kitchen in the lake house they just had renovated.  With Vetrazzo countertops one man’s trash (or recycling) really does become treasure.

Why Marble is the Top Choice for New Neutral Kitchens

Why Marble is the Top Choice for New Neutral Kitchens

At Imagine Surfaces, we love a clean all-white kitchen, and white has been the most sought after kitchen style for years. Hello, Instagram #goals, right? Well, we are saying goodbye to the white kitchens of yesteryear and instead welcoming a new neutral to the kitchen. Country Living calls it "Neutral Kitchen 2.0" and says that this trend "is still understated, but (thankfully!) not cold, sterile, or cookie-cutter." White can still play, but soft neutrals and natural surfaces are the trademarks of the new neutral heart of the home. 

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

Chances are, if you’ve done any amount of research into your design project, you’ve heard about “sustainable design.” What is it and why is it important? The tougher question: how do I achieve sustainable design in my home or design project? Sustainable design focuses on eliminating negative environmental impacts through using renewable resources and reducing waste during production of materials being used.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor entertaining has increased drastically as homeowners look to expand their entertaining space, and now there are more options than ever when designing outdoor kitchens. Whether you have an entire yard that can be dedicated to outdoor cooking and entertaining, or just one corner of a small patio, there are ways to make the most of your space and only a few key ingredients needed to build a functional and relaxing outdoor kitchen.