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Today’s kitchens can be both comfortable family gathering spots and functional, hard-working spaces. With a wide variety of options available for space, layout and design specifics, there is also little reason for your kitchen to be anything less than stylish, colorful and filled with individuality.
Focus on gaining kitchen inspiration by considering how your family lives, and take stock not only of your needs, but also of your decor preferences. Here are some ideas to consider:
Today, there is no single “right” style for a kitchen, It’s all about personal choice. Start with kitchen cabinet ideas, and then coordinate your countertop selections, appliances, flooring and lighting for a coordinated whole.
- Handleless Cabinets: If you like a sleek, minimalist appearance, there are many options for Euro-style or industrial cabinets with unadorned doors and slim profiles. They can be of wood, synthetics or metal. All are “at home” in a modern kitchen.
- Natural Stone: Highly grained marble or more subtle stone like travertine, limestone and slate are gaining favor over granite. It’s a luxury material, but if price is a concern, consider using it only for an island, or as a special-use counter. Butcher block and stainless counters are also trendy.
- Wood Flooring: With today’s water-resistant finishes, engineered wood and bamboo are appropriate even for wet areas. They are easier on the feet and back than tile or stone, and they add beauty and warmth to any space.
- A Separate Pantry: If you’re building new or planning a major remodel, consider the advantages of a separate pantry area. You’ll not only gain storage space, but you might also be able to simplify your cabinet layout, employ trendy open shelves, or create an art-filled kitchen/eating area.
- One or More Islands: If you have a family of cooks, or your kitchen serves as snack center, conference room, home office and homework station, having at least one island is almost a necessity. An island is also great for traffic control, guest seating, and buffet service for a crowd.
- Multi-Purpose Lighting: Don’t skimp on light: Create a bright kitchen with a combination of natural light, general illumination, task lighting over work areas and mood lighting for dining and special needs.
- Sustainability and Energy-Efficiency: Smart appliances, efficient plumbing and durable, sustainable materials should be the norm.
Our designers are tuned in to the latest innovations, so don’t hesitate to request a free design consultation on our website. We’ll work with you to craft a kitchen that will truly become the “heart of the home.”