Essentials for Your Modern Kitchen Remodel
The kitchen is the heart of the home, bringing your family together for everything from morning
coffee to dinner and dessert. So, of course, you want the best possible look and feel in your
Are you a Kansas City homeowner remodeling your home for a new look and feel? Empire
Construction Group can help you from top to bottom.
Here are our top kitchen reno tips!
Hidden Recycling and Trash
Nobody wants to see what you’re throwing away, and most of all, nobody wants to smell it.
Hidden enclosed recycling, trash, and compost depositories help hide the not so pretty side of
your kitchen while keeping it accessible to you.
Many Kansas City homeowners are choosing to hide their trash in easy-to-use pull-outs. These pull-
outs look like ordinary drawers or cupboards, but when you pull them out, you can toss them away
refuse with ease.
Cupboard and Countertop Lighting
No home is complete without lighting, and let’s face it, kitchens are notoriously cluttered with
cupboards, drawers, and counters. It gets tough to get enough natural light in to properly see
everything you want to see.
Fortunately, cupboard and countertop lighting is becoming a huge trend in Kansas, with many
homeowners choosing to light cupboards from below, drawers from within, and shelves from the
Extra lighting opens your kitchen up, making it appear bigger and brighter. It also helps facilitate
your cooking and prep process when it comes time to find all those handy accessories and
appliances you need.
Islands are used for so much more than a place to put the cutting board. Modern kitchen islands
● Double basin sinks for veg and fruit washing
● Built-in cutting surfaces
● Stovetop cooking stations
● Seating for breakfast bars
● Extra storage below the counter
We’ve also noticed a rise in the popularity of marble and quartz countertops for kitchen islands.
Whether you go dark or light, think about the overall size and functionality of your kitchen to
choose a surface style that works for you.
So many kitchen appliances can now be built in to avoid unnecessary space usage and clutter.
One of our favorite modern built-ins is the built-in refrigerator. It sounds strange, but it looks
How do you build a refrigerator in your kitchen? Recesses are made in the walls to include
your fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, and any other appliance you wish to build in. This
allows the layout of your kitchen to remain open while still providing all the necessary
appliances to cook and clean your way to domesticated bliss.
Walk-ins are another popular feature of modern kitchen renovations. The most popular being
the walk-in pantry.
Pantries take up a lot of space but are essential for dry food storage. A walk-in can be used for
so much more than just food. Many homeowners also use their walk-in pantry to store stand-up
deep freezes, laundry facilities, and more.
Interested in learning more about modern kitchen renovation services with Empire Construction Group?
We want to hear from you. Contact Us today or give us a call at 1-913-375-8886.