30 Jul 7 Ideas to Design Your Dream Custom Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s also a utilitarian one meaning it needs to function well because your family uses it every single day. But because homeowners and guests spend a lot of time here, cooking and socializing, the design should also be beautiful and stylish – and practical. Here are seven design ideas to consider when creating your new kitchen.
Pinterest, Houzz and many other websites allow you to collect your design ideas for your dream kitchen – and check out inspiration from others who are doing the same. A quick search of any element you like such as “all-white kitchens” or “neutral countertops” will get you started.
Add Vintage Rugs
Whether you’ve gone for a country kitchen or a more traditional choice, your cooking and eating space can be warmed up with pretty rug choices. Think beyond the local superstore to introduce a soft texture underfoot with an antique (or antique-look) rug with lively pattern and color.
Get Smart About Kitchen Storage
Storage is key when it comes to kitchen designs. When there’s truly a place for everything, it’s easier to stay organized. Go beyond the deep drawers and extra cabinets: well-designed storage solutions with spaces for small appliances, pantry items, and more can make any kitchen more efficient. Open kitchen shelving can be kept sleek and uncluttered by using baskets and look great mixed in with conventional cabinetry.
Eye-catching pendant lights placed above a beautiful kitchen island or table add visual interest and sparkle. Their warm glow can transform a space bringing in sophistication or quirkiness – depending on the style, look and bulb you choose.
Though white is still an excellent option for kitchens, grey undertones can lend a timeless quality. Try the hue on an island or base cabinets in the kitchen to meld seamlessly with stainless steel appliances. Blue-grey and grey-green are sophisticated options – an even bolder choice would be using these tones for your wood floors.
A couple of decades ago, cabinet hardware tended to blend into the cabinets, but now you can get creative when choosing knobs and handles. Draw attention to the shape and size of your hardware with copper or bronze to add warmth and charm. Going more modern? Think brushed silvers and nickel tones. If you want a brand new look to your kitchen a few years down the road, changing out the hardware can be an inexpensive first step.
In the kitchen? Absolutely. This allows for a seamless kitchen-to-living-space look in an open concept. Plus, hardwood flooring can be refinished 10 to 12 times during its lengthy lifespan.
If you’re concerned about maintenance, go with wood-look tile: they are incredibly easy to clean and care for, and look so good you may hardly notice it’s not real wood.
Ready to design your dream kitchen? We’d love to show all of the beautiful design options available as part of your new Sunrise Builders home! Please contact us here or call us at (770) 749-7216 to learn more about our communities in your area.