Your home is your castle, and there’s nothing like coming home to its comfort after a long day. But if you’ve lived in your home for a while, it’s easy to wake up one day and realize the style has become outdated or is no longer the most functional for your family’s needs. Because your kitchen is the heart of your home and where your family comes together, it should feel comfortable and inviting. Thankfully, there is a wide range of remodeling projects available to make your kitchen warmer and more attractive.


At The Construction Group in Maplewood, our team of kitchen remodeling contractors can work with you to create a stunning kitchen you’ll love to cook in. Here are a few of our favorite kitchen updates from our remodeling pros.


1.      Brighten things up with lighting updates.

One of the most common remodeling mistakes homeowners make is by overlooking the importance of lighting. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous your countertops are if you have outdated, poorly designed, or inadequate lighting. Kitchen lighting should be both useful and attractive.


A good lighting design team will consider where the main work and focal points will be when determining the best lighting. Your stove, kitchen table, and sink all need their own distinct lighting source. Lighting should also match the style and design of the room.


2.      Rethink your cabinets.

A kitchen’s cabinets are one of its most dating elements. If you’ve got kitchen cabinets in their original twentieth-century design style, they’ll stand out in an otherwise updated home. Kitchen cabinets with limited or poorly designed space can also be a problem from a functional perspective.


It’s a good idea to consider installing cabinets that are specifically designed for your family’s needs. For example, you may want to add a cutting board or built-in knife storage. If your existing cabinet space isn’t enough, consider adding a kitchen island as well.


3.      Redesign your countertops.

Countertops are a great way to make a design splash. Outdated countertops can leave a room feeling a little blah. Consider updating your countertops with a more modern material and color. If you’ve got a sleek modern home, you might consider using a laminate in an on-trend color. Or if you’ve got an industrial farmhouse look, you’ll want to shift toward simple, natural materials.


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If your kitchen hasn’t been updated in a while, maybe it’s time. With all of the options out there, it doesn’t take much to completely change the energy of your space. Whether you’re a skilled chef or you just need a space for your kids to grab snacks and do homework, we’ll work with you to design a look you’ll love.


We’ll work with you to marry function and form for a kitchen you’ll enjoy coming home to year after year. Speak with our team of Maplewood siding contractors at The Construction Group by calling us at 651-731-5857 or contact us to get a free estimate for your kitchen remodeling project.