1. Use Quality Materials

Quality materials will last longer and add more value to your home when you go to sell. For example, good quality hinges and slides on your cabinets will ensure your cabinet doors stay properly aligned and will prevent them from sticking.

2. Install a Functional Kitchen Island

A kitchen Island should look great, but should also be practical and functional. Know what type of appliances or storage space you would like on or in the island and make sure to take it into consideration when constructing the island.

3. Don’t Forget the Details.

Mouldings, cabinet doors, and room accents are all small details which will add to the look of your kitchen. Keep the details in mind when creating the look and feel of your new kitchen. It is important to keep in mind that the look and feel of the kitchen should be compatible with the rest of the home.

4. Keep Maintenance in Mind

While some types of materials might hide dirt and imperfections better, they may also be more difficult to keep clean such as terra-cotta, slate, brick and tumbled marble. Smooth surfaces with lighter colours such as ceramic floors or white laminate countertops are easier to clean but show imperfections and dirt much easier.

5. Consider Basic Appliances

Rather than having many appliances, purchase a few basic yet higher quality ones. A high quality gas range for example is a practical and simple appliance which can be the focal point of the kitchen.

6. Install Appropriate Lighting

Proper lighting can make or break any kitchen. Make sure the type of lighting fits the look and feel you are trying to achieve. Having multiple types of lighting will help set the mood for different times of the day as well as different festivities.