Top 3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for 2021

Then, believe me, it is your lucky day! Having gone through extensive research to finalize my own kitchen remodel recently, I assure you that I am going to give you some on-point trends that are not only happening but also achievable when it comes to your kitchen remodeling!
From adding cool colors to your all-white kitchen to throwing in some ingenious cabinetry. From bringing in the shiplap for a shabby yet chic look to back splashing the walls for practicality. Here are a few of my shortlisted ideas directly from the trend experts:

1.Bringing a twist to the Kitchen Islands

The kitchen island has rather become an essential feature in the open-plan kitchens trending in 2021. But here's a couple of my ideas to bring a twist to your average kitchen island:

How about adding a pop of color to your all-white kitchen this year? Paint your kitchen island with your favorite color to make it stand out against your white cabinets.

Another one of my happening kitchen remodeling ideas for spacious kitchens is the addition of two kitchen islands instead of one. It would be a luxurious yet practical add-on for your kitchen 2021.

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2.Revolutionizing the Kitchen Storage with the Age-old Larders

A kitchen larder is among the most popular trends 2021 when it comes to kitchen remodeling ideas. Why, you ask? My answer is simple: because they can be customized to any size according to your kitchen space and your storage needs. A kitchen larder is a very practical yet clever way of keeping your things organized because it takes up minimal space while allowing you to declutter your kitchen and keep it tidy. Need some clever ideas to incorporate a larder in your kitchen? Here I am with some exceptional ideas:

Don't want to invest in a full-fledged larder? No worries! I had a shelf in my kitchen, I added doors to enclose it, and voila, my exclusive kitchen larder is ready to clutter all my kitchen essentials and keep my kitchen squeaky clean.

Storage is very crucial for any kitchen. Larders can bring both design and practicality when it comes to your storage needs. It is all about using the available space cleverly to make the most out of it. Consider a corner larder or a bi-fold dresser customized to your kitchen space.

3. Shiplap your Kitchen – Retro with a Spin of Contemporary

Kitchen design styles from the past are making a blasting comeback this year but with a contemporary twist. If you have a modern kitchen design, you can add a rustic element to it to follow this cool trend. On the other hand, if you already have a rustic look to your kitchen, think about painting it for a modern spin. Here are a few of my kitchen remodeling ideas using the 2021 trends:

This year-round, adding a layer of fresh paint over the rustic look is doing the trick when it comes to redefining an old look. I got inspired by the wood tints trend. Because it added the perfect amount of retro to my otherwise modern kitchen design.

Use shiplap to work around the corners and tight spaces of your kitchen. You will succeed in lending your modern kitchen a rustic twist while covering all the nooks and corners with this trending shiplap

Did you like my ideas? Let me know in the comments!
Also, if you want to get your kitchen remodeling done by the experts in Chicago, then you better check out Smardbuild Kitchen Remodeling Team for the most professional and hands-down the best services!

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We're as excited as you are to begin your project.  You can expect our crews to arrive between 8 and 9 am each morning.  We take pride in respecting your property and cleaning the area at the end of each workday.  To help in this effort, we ask that your property be clear of any unnecessary items as we work. 

Step 6:  Coping with mother nature

We’re always ready when Mother Nature plans a rainy visit. During such delays, your home is completely protected from any wet weather. As soon as the rain stops, our crew is back on the job. We appreciate your understanding and patience during any weather-related delays.

Step 7: Final Walkthrough

We’re only satisfied with our work when you are. So, at the end of every project, we ask you to take a final walk-through with our crew leader to make certain everything is done to your liking. When we get your OK, we clean up the property leaving only your beautifully remodeled exterior showing. As always, we appreciate any and all referrals.

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I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

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