Starting in November, our homes become center stage for big celebrations. We take on major cooking and baking in our kitchens, host large dinners in our dining rooms, and gather everyone in the family or living room to unwrap gifts and hang out. Sometimes it can feel like your home is bursting at the seams during the holidays and that’s precisely why many homeowners decide it’s time to remodel at the start of the new year.
Who doesn’t dream of updating their kitchen one day? Getting rid of old cabinets, replacing the flooring, swapping dated appliances for shiny new ones, adding some unique pendant lights above the island. There are so many aspects to designing a beautiful and functional kitchen remodel, but today we are going to focus on creating focal points within your design.
The increased time spent at home over the past few years has encouraged homeowners to take a keen interest in making updates to their homes. One of the top online resources to find ideas and inspiration is Houzz.com, where users can search over 20 million photos. Houzz took a look at the top searches during the first quarter of 2022 and revealed the following six design trends are on the rise.
This remodel spotlight is a great example of working creatively within existing space. We were excited to work with this client for a third time! For this project, they asked Thompson Remodeling to revamp the main level of their home to better support their lifestyle. Here's a look at what we did, including a look at the before and after photos and floor plans.
It was a pleasure to work with this family on their first major remodeling project. Their wish was to open up the previously divided dining and kitchen area to create a lighter and brighter kitchen for their growing family. Their home was built in the 1930's and had gone through a series of previous renovations and the owners were excited to put their own stamp on it!
This project spotlight is another terrific example of a kitchen remodel within an existing footprint. Like many other homeowners, our clients decided it was time to make some updates to their kitchen after spending so much extra time at home over the past year. The current layout worked well so our design focused on transforming the existing kitchen with materials and fixtures to better suit our client's preferred aesthetic. Here's a look at what we did, starting with the before and after photos.
We were delighted to work with this Grand Rapids family to remodel their kitchen and dining room utilizing their existing footprint. This project just goes to show that you don't always have to take things down to the studs in order to refresh the look of a space.
Kitchens have long been the go-to family gathering space in many homes. As remodelers, we’ve been incorporating custom layouts and features that support entertaining, tv viewing, multiple chefs, and beverage centers. And within the past year, we’ve been asking our homes to do even more for us, particularly in our kitchens. It’s not a stretch to say that the kitchen has become the home office and/or classroom for a lot of folks, which has resulted in the rise of new design trends.
As we look forward to the start of a new year, we wanted to take a quick look back to see which of our blogs were most popular with our readers this year. In 2020, we all spent more time than ever at home, which resulted in homeowners noticing the challenges and imperfections in their most used spaces. Based on our top 5 list, it seems that kitchens were at the top of many reader's lists for needing improvements. We also found that there is a lot of interest in hearing about the newest in appliances, so we will be sure to continue covering those topics for you in 2021.
Kitchen remodels are always at the top of homeowner's remodeling wish lists and with all the time we've been spending at home this year, it has become a priority for many families. As we shelter at home, the problems with our kitchens become even more obvious and troublesome. Lack of storage, outdated appliances and finishes, and dysfunctional layouts are just a few of the common issues we discuss with clients. Over the years we've created a lot of helpful resources for those who are getting ready to embark on a kitchen remodel. We recommend reviewing the 10 listed below if you are considering one in your near future.
Our project gallery is full of kitchen transformations, but the five we are about to show you are our website visitor’s favorites. The remodels you are about to see represent distinct design styles, solve challenges, and suit the personal preferences of five different families. We hope you enjoy taking this virtual tour and invite you to read more about each of the projects with the links provided below.
In January, thousands of builders, remodelers, and designers attended the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), a massive show of over 600 exhibitors, to see the latest products and innovations in the industry. We really look forward to hearing about the newest kitchen appliances seen at the show, and this year didn't disappoint! Here's a look at five new appliances that we are excited about, including one that isn't for the kitchen!