Virginia family finds the joys of a kitchen remodel

Islands will continue to be a trend in the kitchen.

As families grow and times change, what was once considered a trendy and functional kitchen starts to lose its luster. The Firestone family, who hails from Virginia, knew exactly how that felt, according to The Virginian-Pilot. At first glance, their former kitchen had everything an outsider would want, but they knew otherwise. After years of climbing over the dishwasher to get to the trash and crouching to use the 10-inch space between the microwave and stove, they remodeled their kitchen. 

One exciting choice for the Firestone family was picking out their cabinet design, according to the source. This part of remodeling is a joy for many homeowners – the right custom cabinets can be a functional, yet beautiful, accent to any home – what more could any homeowner ask for? Functional features such as pull-out spice racks and a roll-out garbage add ease to any busy parent or homeowner’s daily life. The best part? Most cabinets can be painted or stained to add new life to any kitchen after years of use.

Homeowners looking to take their own kitchens out of the stone age can take a cue from the Firestone family, or look at other trends to keep their kitchen remodels functional yet stylish. Searching for a particularly timeless addition? Add an island. Islands provide additional counter and work space, and are also a great place to cozy up to the cook during holidays and other food-centered festivities.