Published at Monday, October 30th 2017. by Nynette Meunier in Kitchen Ideas.
Stainless Steel Most people are after matching stainless steel appliances in their kitchen. Why? Because they look sharp and are central to a modern updated design. Using stainless steel as the backsplash–either with tiles or a solid sheet–is a continuation of that same feel and creates a sleek uniform look. The material is easy to wipe clean doesn’t require grout and will last forever.
Open shelving is everywhere right now and we love it. Obviously there are pros and cons to this look but when it’s done right it can add extra color and personality to any kitchen decor. Open shelves are a great solution for small and large kitchens alike and create an open airy energy in your kitchen. It’s also a great way to keep track of your items and keep clutter to a minimum. If you’re considering giving open shelves a shot or are just feeling the itch to redecorate your shelves we’ve got 22 genius tips on how to have the most stylish kitchen in town.
Cabinets come in a variety of finishes textures colors and design styles. Traditional lines with intricate detailing may be your decorative style or you may prefer modern styled cabinets with less visual detail. Modern styled cabinets shouldn’t be ignored because of their visual simplicity; on the contrary modern styled cabinets can help transform your space. Modern cabinets tend to blend seamlessly into one another with only reveal lines for visual separation. If you’re in the market for cabinetry see how modern styled cabinets may be what your home is looking for.
What décor style is your kitchen: Depending on your decorative style of your kitchen will be the driving factor in choosing a cabinet style. Is your home traditional with ornate wood details and old time charm? You will prefer cabinetry that has fine detailing in the doors and possibly intricate door hardware. Is your home minimalistic and modern with very little detailing and sleek finishes? You may prefer a lacquer luster to your kitchen cabinets or even metal may be more your direction of style.
The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.
The door style makes the cabinet: When choosing cabinetry the door style is what you’re really choosing for your decoration. To find cabinet doors bring home samples or pictures from your local cabinetry dealer. Choose minimal lines for modern kitchens exposed simple lines for Craftsman style and intricate detailed doors for a traditional look. Many cabinetry companies will have a sales person that can bring samples to your home to compare in your kitchen. This is a great idea if you are wavering on a style!