Remodeling Your Kitchen and Finding Your Look
When selecting your kitchen cabinets, it is important to look around and see what styles make your family feel comfortable. Are you modern, traditional, contemporary, farmhouse or a combination couple? Are you building a kitchen to entertain and to cook or more a showpiece to display your art with stations for appetizers and wine? Think about the way you like to entertain and eat and then design your kitchen around that lifestyle. Remember chances are that you inherited your kitchen and had nothing to say about the way it is laid out. When you remodel your kitchen you have a unique opportunity to change all or nothing. Choose your kitchen’s window views, move walls to not obstruct or add walls to close off—it all depends on your lifestyle and your home.
So for a little hint on the many types of styles you are going to encounter, let’s take a look at a few contrasting styles and some key elements you may want to emulate.
- Contemporary kitchen with convenience features and art enclosures
Take for example this kitchen that incorporates art into the kitchen. The designer built in cabinets to the ceiling that are lit in order to show off the artwork and create a beautiful display in an area of the kitchen that is typically unused due to the height of the cabinets. Notice also the plumbing over the range that makes it easy to fill tall pots without having to hurt your back or spill unnecessarily. The old world tiles and the contemporary cabinets are accented with a gorgeous floor. Note that other built ins, like the bookcase in the front that holds recipes, add functionality galore.
Are you looking more for a farmhouse or cook’s kitchen?
Consider this beautiful layout to helpbalance a functional kitchen with an open floorplan and open beamed ceilings. The updated appliances and the lighting in this kitchen enhance the layout without losing the country feel. Notice the many custom storage cabinets and the open look of those with smoke glassed doors. If you love to cook you are going to love the built in features of this farmhouse kitchen complete with the wood family seating and extending the kitchen into the family room for a perfect fit.
Do you want more tradition? Consider this beautiful traditional kitchen with features that exude comfort and warmth. The tract lighting on the ceiling updates the room without compromising on the traditional styling. The addition of a stainless steel island lets the cook enjoy plenty of space and storage for big pots and small appliances. Notice the decision to mix traditional white with wood finished cabinets to define each area of the kitchen.
To put together the perfect kitchen or bath for you home, make an appointment with one of our kitchen designers and brainstorm the kitchen you will love to enjoy—year after year. You can also visit our kitchen gallery for additional ideas. Get your dream kitchen now and enjoy it all year.