This Coastal Kitchen Makeover is Beautiful in Blue

Without walls to block views or traffic, this warm and welcoming California kitchen is as inspiring as the nearby coast.
Once white, cold, and closed off from the living and dining rooms, this reconfigured kitchen has come out of its shell and warmed up to its neighboring spaces. Custom cabinetry in a rich royal blue, butcher-block countertops, and reclaimed wood floors—welcoming to visitors, dogs, and those with sand in their shoes—are sophisticated but livable choices.This formerly frosty kitchen now plays the hospitable host to anyone who wants to spend a little time by the beach—and that’s just about everybody!

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10 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2019

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2019 and the kitchen has a much different role. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day way.  Now instead, the kitchen is paraded in all its beauty and warmth at the very center of the house.

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10 Tips To Avoid Getting Burned By Kitchen Remodels

10 tips on kitchen remodeling

1. Don’t Overspend

Before you start planning, consider the market and decide whether a low-, medium-, or high-end kitchen remodel makes the most sense. Costs can run the gamut from $2,000 for a simple paint-and-hardware upgrade to $50,000 if you’re installing expensive countertops and luxury appliances. Knowing your neighborhood will help keep from overspending – you may not get your investment back installing travertine in your tiny starter – or worse, underspending. Let’s face it, you’ll never see Formica in a high-end home, and in fact, it may become a barrier to your sale.

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