Came across this fantastic post at Houselogic, about why a white kitchen is and continues to be your best bet when it comes to a kitchen remodel. According to the piece, the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® says the national media cost of a complete kitchen renovation closes in on $60,000 (in the U.S.). Considering the significance of this, how can you ensure your renovation stands the test of time and doesn’t turn into an out of style look in 10-20 years? The answer is a white kitchen!
We mentally pair colours with certain things, and for this reason white is a winner on a few fronts. Whether consciously or not, most people associate white with cleanliness, health, and sanitized environments like hospitals. There’s no area in a home with a higher expectation of cleanliness than where food is prepared. White shows dirt and grime, and when a colour shows it, it can be cleaned better. White also makes even the smallest of spaces seem more spacious because of its ability to reflect light. White is also associated with purity, innocence, cleanliness, and a key word: “neutrality”.
Since white is neutral, it’s most easily paired with any accessory elements in a kitchen, whether that’s appliances, cabinets, light fixtures, or even tiles. White generally goes with and looks great with anything, and because it’s a standard colour for any manufacturer, it’s your ally: You’ll find white cabinets, tile, counters, faucets, sinks, and appliances to fit any budget.
Finally, when it comes time to sell your house. White’s universal simple beauty takes the worry out of marketability. If you’re thinking long-term, nothing is going to beat a white kitchen. It’s one colour that defies trends, ages well, looks clean and is easy to accessorize.
Looking for white kitchen ideas? View the video we included in the header of this post by Caesarstone. Quartz counters are a great solution when looking to create the classic white look, especially with some many uniform white choices. You can also get some inspiration at Architectural Digest.
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