While it has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, we’d like to take it a step further by saying it is the highlight of the home. No matter how grand or luxurious the rest of your home is, you and your guests will always remember the kitchen, what it offered, what it looked like, and how it functioned.
Due to the current state of declining home sales, many of our clients are choosing to renovate their homes (including their kitchens) instead of moving. Stay in the home you love and update your kitchen to function the way you need. So because many of you may have a kitchen remodel in your future, we’re sharing the top three elements you should include in your new kitchen for the most impact.
1. Countertops and Backsplashes
This modern and luxe kitchen features a full wall of slab porcelain tile. It creates a beautiful focal point while allowing the cabinetry to stand out tastefully. The monochromatic color palette continues with the two contrasting countertops, both in porceline and honed granite.
If you want your kitchen to have that “wow” factor, don’t skimp on the back splash tile or counter top material. Not only are these elements functional and easy to clean, but they also make your kitchen look high end.
2. Contrasting Appliances and Hardware
Contrary to what some people would think, you don’t want your appliances to blend in with your cabinetry. Doing so will make your kitchen look dated in a hurry.
Instead, focus on creating a direct contrast between your appliances and cabinets. This will show off both elements individuality and keep the kitchen from becoming a big blur of the same color. You can create just enough continuity by choosing cabinet hardware that matches your appliances.
3. Multi-coloured cabinet bases
Perfectly matched cabinets are still in style, but we encourage you to be a rebel in the kitchen. Select one color for your perimeter cabinets, then choose a contrasting color for the island.
That contrasting color could also pair well with the appliances if you choose something in the same color family.
Material Highlight: Quartz
Quartz is a great option for kitchen counter tops. Unlike granite, it doesn’t absorb food or liquid remnants, nor does it have little grooves that are difficult to clean. Opt for quartz in your next remodel. You won’t regret it!
Final Note About Your Taste and Style
Design trends are swaying toward deeper, richer color palettes in the kitchen. …but you can still have whatever style you like. Your personal style shouldn’t be based on a trend.
Whether you are looking for a traditional or a modern kitchen, an initial consultation with AMR Design can help you narrow down your style and make some of the major decisions above with less stress and the headaches of going through a renovation solo. Contact us to book an Initial Consultation.
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