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How to Create the Perfect Kitchen

by Daniel Morrell

Posted on March 07, 2017 10:14:11 PM

When creating your dream kitchen, there are so many important considerations to make along the way. Not only are your countertops are significant decision to make, but your overall design and its layout can leave your head spinning if you don’t have the proper approach.

For most homeowners, their dream kitchen is one where form and function meet in perfect balance. In other words, a beautifully designed kitchen should also work practically. A kitchen with clean lines, flawless shelving, a well-planned color scheme, storage, and the perfect layout will not only make every day a happier one, but it can even increase the overall value of your property. The following tips are some of the best ways to help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

Before designing your kitchen’s layout, consider how the room will relate to the rest of the house. Modern kitchen design favors open-concept kitchens. Usually, an open floor plan is suitable for the back of the house. If your kitchen is in the front of your home and requires demolition to open up space, then you may be more comfortable with a U-Shaped kitchen with an island, or perhaps you can remove half of a wall and add a breakfast bar as a compromise.

Then consider the movement between your kitchen, living, and dining zones. Ideally, your kitchen and dining space should be next to one another so that you don’t have to keep crossing the living room to serve food or cleanup.

Deciding on a Style

Deciding on which interior design style you want to use is important for a few reasons. Firstly, some of the larger items you’d install, such as a range, refrigerator, and countertops, may be in accordance with only one design style. It could be painfully frustrating to have a retro appliance in a modern kitchen design and vice versa. Consider the design of your entire home during this process. If you really love the marble vanity in your elegant master bathroom, maybe it’s best to continue the theme into your new kitchen.

Finding the Right Countertops, Cabinets, & Everything Else!

Once you decide on your layout and its style, the fun begins! Choosing all of your appliances, cabinets, and kitchen countertops is arguably the most enjoyable part of any kitchen renovation, besides actually living in it once it’s done. These items should dictate how your “finished” kitchen looks. Again, design with your entire home in mind.

Have granite countertops on your home bar in the basement? Perhaps continue that theme upstairs in the kitchen. Do you have glass-faced cabinets in the bathroom? They may also look great in your kitchen. Do you have a fancy chandelier in your foyer? Installing one over your kitchen island would pair with it quite well! When it comes to floors, if you have hardwood throughout your home, continue it into your kitchen, too.