Your modern kitchen is the focal point of your home, and you want to be sure that it stands out in the best way possible. Choosing quality cabinets and appliances are extremely important, but a point that is often overlooked is the flooring of your home.

We are going to walk you through how to choose a flooring option that complements your kitchen in the best way possible, while also giving you tips on how to actually increase the value of your home.

Types of Flooring

  • Hardwood
    • Pros: (Authentic, in style, biggest potential of increasing value of home)
    • Cons: (Expensive, generally difficult to install)
    • Tune in to HGTV or browse any design magazine, and you’ll quickly see how popular hardwood is right now. There are tons of color options to match any look that you’re going for, and it’s very durable, so it can last the lifetime of your home.
  • Laminate
    • Pros: (Inexpensive, durable, easy install)
    • Cons: (Lower end laminate can look cheap, be sure to go with a high quality brand!)
    • Laminate flooring has gained a lot of steam in recent years for the sole reason that it gives you a premium look at an affordable price.
  • Tile
    • Pros: (Durable)
    • Cons: (Expensive, going out of style, difficult to install)
    • Tile is a classic. If you’re looking to add a touch of traditional to your home, this is the way to go.

Choose the Right Floor

Your flooring is a canvas that allows you to set the stage for your home (and your modern kitchen!).

The most important point to keep in mind when choosing a color for your flooring is contrast. Contrast is what allows your kitchen to pop, and for you to raise the value of your home. If you have a white (or lighter colored) cabinet, go with a floor that has a darker tone to contrast your light cabinets. In the case that you have a dark colored cabinet, go with a lighter floor.

As a bonus – if you really want to enhance your kitchen, then consider going with a style that contrasts your cabinets. Going for flat panel modern cabinet doors? Offset it with traditional hardwood to really make those modern cabinets pop.