If you are tired of looking at the same ol’ run of the mill kitchen and you are ready to make a change, it may be time for a renovation. The question is, how bold do you want to be?
Many people tend to choose neutral style kitchens because that is what they are used to seeing in their neighborhood. There are many homes that have nice kitchens, yet they are lacking a certain spark.
Put aside the ideas of what others kitchens look like. Think about what your inner personality is really drawn to. Ask yourself, what can I do to make my kitchen bold and unique? What features can give my kitchen a lasting impression on family and friends?
Let’s take a look at some fun ways to turn an average kitchen into a “Wow!” kitchen.
One of the most cost effective and simple thing that will add a bold statement to your kitchen, is to add paint.
Choose a bold color as the focal point in the room and paint it on an accent wall. You can coordinate a few accessories in the room to match, such as place mats or a vase, to pull the look together. If you need some inspiration, you can find it here.
Don’t go overboard and match everything in the room, keep in mind that less is more. A few matching elements is more appealing than a whole room decorated in one color.
Cabinet style and layout are key to a great kitchen. If you are into a bolder, trendy look then consider cabinetry with sleek lines and a lot of metal accents. The industrial look makes a strong statement and can easily suit a variety of tastes and budget.
You may prefer the look of painted wood for a more artisan feel. The options are limitless when it comes to paint colors. Have fun with it, because it is also the easiest thing to change when you want something else down the road.
A large porcelain farmhouse sink or an industrial style stainless steel sink are an excellent way to add style to your kitchen. You may even want to add a copper sink for an ultra unique look.
Once you decide on the sink you prefer, you want to choose your faucet. Take your time and look for a faucet that compliments your sink and all around theme of your kitchen.
The main thing to keep in mind when replacing appliances in your kitchen is to coordinate them. If possible, keep them all from the same manufacturer and line.
Avoid mixing colors or textures. This will keep the flow of the room and you wont have an oddball appliance that doesn’t fit in.
A subtle way to add a bold element to your kitchen is with hardware. Cabinet knobs and drawer handles can be found in any design imaginable.
You may prefer the look of a retro style or maybe even a sleek, modern look. It’s all possible and can give your kitchen that final, cohesive touch.
The ideas above probably gave you some great ideas for your own kitchen renovation. It’s very important that you take the time to discover all of the different options available, before you take the plunge.
There are many resources and design ideas online. You can also contact an experienced designer, who can guide you through the process and bring new ideas to light. Through speaking with a designer, you not only have the opportunity to get a professional opinion, but you can stay on task of your budget as well.
Robin’s award winning designs have been recognized by several National and Regional design contests.
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