Kitchen detail is one major element that will make or break the entire look of the room. When looking at a beautiful kitchen as a whole, you can appreciate the overall style and design of the space. You take the larger elements such as cabinets, flooring, countertop and layout into consideration.
Once you start taking a deeper look, you will find all of the extra little elements that pulled this look together. It’s these small details that can turn an ordinary kitchen into one that looks like a million bucks.
The unique and personalized components are what makes your kitchen your own and projects your own sense of style.
Let’s look over several ways to add your personal touch and details to your newly remodeled kitchen:
Don’t overlook adding the perfect hardware to your cabinets. This small detail will give your kitchen a cohesive feel that pulls everything together.
If you have more of a modern type kitchen, then sleek, tubular handles and drawer pulls may be the ideal hardware for you. You may also want to go with something that has more shape, but still projects a modern flair.
Another thing to keep in mind is the finish of the metal. Do you prefer brushed nickle or perhaps an antique bronze? You will need to consider the color of your cabinets and light fixtures, so that they coordinate with whichever type of metal you choose.
If you are updating your kitchen, then it is always best to update your light fixtures as well. Styles change drastically over time and the overall look of the room can be changed by switching out lighting.
Adding can lights is another way to give your kitchen a brighter and more updated look. These can be placed over work areas or sporadically around the perimeter of the room. They can also be used to highlight certain parts of the room.
Consider placing pendant lights over an island, peninsula or breakfast nook for a stylish and functional choice.
Sink and Faucets
Many times, the sink is one of the first things one sees when walking into a kitchen. Because of that, you want to have a sink and faucet that make a statement.
A large stainless tub sink gives a more industrial look, while a white porcelain farm sink has more of a rustic farmhouse appeal. Choose a complementing faucet to complete the look. There are many designs available that will add that extra pop of charm to your family’s gathering place.
Plugs and Switches
An element that is often ignored, is the choice of plugs and switches. Many people stick with the basic white plastic pieces that are purchased in bulk at the local hardware store. You don’t have to stay with the norm when it comes to electric switches.
Do a little searching and think out of the box with this small detail. You can find a variety of switches and plugs with attractive dimmers and a more modern shape. There are also metallic finishes available if that is the look you prefer.
If you are looking to turn an average kitchen into one that has a “Wow!” factor, then adding the extra design elements above, will help do the trick.
These additional features will update the look of your kitchen and each of them can be found in a price range suitable for a variety of budgets.
If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, be sure to contact an experienced design professional. You will be able to discuss your ideas and budget to make your vision a reality!
For further reading on updating your kitchen, check out: Try These Tips When Designing Your Kitchen Lighting and Biggest Mistakes Renovators Make In The Kitchen.
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