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5 Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Makeover

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Monday, April 18, 2016

Is your kitchen in need of an overhaul? Read on for our top five ways to give your kitchen a makeover!

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

It might seem like a no-brainer to say that you don’t need to stick with the kitchen cabinets that your kitchen came with. What you might not realize is that you have more options than those available to you in retail or home improvement stores. If you can’t find cabinets in the right size, shape, or style, then consider custom cabinetry. With custom cabinets, you can make your kitchen space work for you (and make all of your friends jealous, too).

Update Your Countertops

Your countertops are the most important non-appliance in your kitchen (besides your cabinets). Aside from their functionality for storage and food preparation, they also take up a lot of square footage and are one of the first places your eyes go in the kitchen. There are plenty of options when it comes to countertop materials. From less expensive options like laminate and tile, to middle ground choices like butcher block and stainless steel, to high end materials like granite and marble, there is a countertop for every budget and style. Ask us for more kitchen countertop ideas.

Make an Open Floor Plan

If you’re short on space, or if your kitchen feels claustrophobic, there are plenty of small steps you can take: putting on a lighter coat of paint or using open shelves are two popular choices. But if you’re looking for a permanent solution that will supercharge not only the openness of your kitchen, but of your entire living area, then you should consider an open floor plan. In this home remodeling idea, instead of cramped, compartmentalized rooms, opting for an open floor plan creates open living space where the kitchen, living room and dining room seamlessly flow into each other. More space, more light, more options for family time and entertaining: an open floor plan is all about more.

Install Open Shelving

Whether you want to use open shelving to supplement your cabinetry, or if you’re looking for a streamlined storage option, open shelving could be the perfect solution for you. Installing open shelves brightens your room, and if you’re design-minded, offers the perfect opportunity to show off that bold set of vintage mixing bowls.

Create a Chef’s Paradise

If you’re a serious home cook, you deserve a serious home kitchen. Building a chef’s kitchen can involve whatever you need for your style, but some centerpieces may include:

For appliances: double ovens, induction stovetops and a wine cooler are all excellent choices. Whether you’re a baker, a cook, or an amateur sommelier will depend on what you want to build your dream kitchen around.

For storage and organization, many chef’s kitchens utilize hanging appliances, open shelving or butcher block surfaces.


Whether you know exactly what your dream kitchen should look like or if you need help planning, the kitchen contractors at Open Hand Remodeling can help. No kitchen remodel is too small or too big for our professional Pasadena team, so contact them today!

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