Today’s designers are no longer looking at kitchens as the space where families gather to cook, eat, and entertain guests. Thanks to modern design and smart electronics, which have all made their way into the home, your New Bedford kitchen remodel could be more multifunctional and eclectic than ever. Choose from an endless array of color choices, patterns, textures, and styles to complement your new South Coast kitchen cabinets. The cabinetry that you select for your home, whether that means trendy white and cream farmhouse designs or classic cherry stained solid maple, should serve as the base for all of your functional use of the space. Visit the cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts to see our wide selection of designs, styles, and specialty cabinets for your home remodeling project.
The New Home Office
Many Americans are combining living space at home to make room for work-from-home and school-from-home situations. While COVID-19 won’t last forever, this new way of working, schooling, and living just might. Families are finding surprising benefits from doing it all from the comfort of their own homes. Even when the kids go back to school, creating a workspace that is just for them as part of your New Bedford kitchen remodel will provide more opportunities for homework and extra project space. Choose South Coast kitchen cabinets that match with your overall home decor to make it easier to bring in extra desks, cabinets, and features that will help you augment the use of your kitchen space. Consider adding extra through the help of an electrician or home office specialist, including built-in charging stations, extra outlets, and task lighting.
Make sure to consider hideaway spaces for everything from your computer workstation or laptop, as well as essential peripherals like printers and fax machines. Consider all-in-one options that provide printing, scanning, faxing, and copying in one piece of equipment to streamline the space even further. Use matching specialty cabinets to create a built-in desk situation which can be used for work, but also as a space for doing monthly bills, writing and collecting recipes and other types of tasks. Because the kitchen is the hub of the home, it is an excellent space to design and build an office area where you can do your work and maintain control over everything else that goes on during the day. Slide-out desks that come out from bartop counters and other dual-task designs can also help to increase space in a limited area or room.
While most homeowners use their kitchens when entertaining guests, either for a summer barbecue, family birthday party, or holiday celebration, that does not mean that the space has been specifically designed for entertaining. If you want to increase and improve your home for entertaining as part of your New Bedford kitchen remodel, make sure to start with the selection of cabinets and materials at the cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts. Open up the space, working with a professional designer or subcontractor, creating more opportunities for guests to sit, stand, and participate in the function of the kitchen during a gathering. You don’t need to have a pricey chef’s kitchen to use this space for entertaining, just some imagination and insight into what elements should be included to make it more inviting for guests.
Bar seating along the back of the island or a surround counter area to create a horseshoe shape for your kitchen can provide more space for guests. Work with your existing layout or hire a designer who can help you to maximize space and create all of the nooks and areas you have always wanted in your home. When you are not entertaining, this space can be used for in-kitchen eating separate from a specific dining room or dining area. The extra cupboard and cabinet space created through the use of islands and bar areas can be used to stow small appliances, bowls and items used for entertaining, and other objects that you don’t use daily. No homeowner has ever complained that they have too much storage space, so when designing for entertaining, extra storage makes it a win-win!
Modern Living Area
Some of the latest designs incorporate living spaces in the kitchen. Instead of a breakfast nook, homeowners are adding sofas, tables, and reading areas, to provide space for families to hang out while meals are being prepared. Take a look at your current layout to see how it might be adapted to include a modern living area for you and your family members to enjoy. Make sure that the materials match or at least coordinate for a more cohesive look and feel. Select cherry furniture and accent pieces to go with cherry stained solid maple or whitewashed and neutral tones for that farmhouse style. Include textures, coordinating colors, and metallic pieces that tie in with the decor for the kitchen area. Walls can be painted with the accent colors used in the New Bedford kitchen remodel, or color can be added in the form of a washable rug.
Ready to get started? Begin your search for the best materials and options by visiting the cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts. You can find our showroom in Swansea on Grand Old Army of the Republic Highway. You can also reach our sales team directly by calling 508-379-6154. We can answer any questions you might have about our South Coast kitchen cabinets, and you can get a preview of the styles, colors, and designs just by browsing our website. You can get all wood construction cabinets at a fraction of the cost compared to other material retailers when you visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet.