When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, one of the trickiest tasks is making a perfect match between the countertops and cabinets. There so many combinations of materials, finishes and colors that it can feel overwhelming. The following guide will help you with this step in your Phoenix kitchen remodeling journey.
Minimal and Modern
A popular kitchen design trend is keeping everything sleek and minimal. The stainless steel appliances are an easy choice to start out, and you can move on to a smooth countertop with a subtle hue. For the cabinets, consider a stained, fine grain or even a solid painted look. Veneer and laminates are also all the rage. The cabinet line itself should be frameless to complement the modern impact of the countertops. You want an open and airy look with good flow. The main focus is clean edges and keeping the whole room as simple as possible.
Keeping with Tradition
Perhaps you prefer a more traditional approach to your kitchen. Framed cabinets will start the look and feel. For warm and comfortable tones, walnut, mahogany and cherry will help the space feel inviting and fun to cook in. You should also pay attention to the small details like moldings and door styles to stay traditional. When it comes to the countertops, engineered stone, wood, marble or granite will bring the room to completion.
If you are undecided about whether to go modern or traditional, your taste may lie somewhere between the two. Transitional style is a carefully blended combination of the two that brings a unique look.While a transitional style choice can have beautiful results, it is best to work with a professional designer to ensure you get exactly what you want. You can start by researching ideas online or by watching creative television shows and videos to see how other people made it work. Saving photos to show your design team is very helpful as well. Even if the end result is not perfect, it will be all about you and your lifestyle.
Planning Your Remodel
A kitchen is only one part of a house, but it can be very expensive to remodel if you do not have a plan. This is especially true if you are drastically changing the look. Before you call the design team, consider the rest of your home. The new kitchen you have in mind may seem spectacular, but if it clashes with the rest of your living space, it will not work in the long term. For example, if your bathrooms have a certain type or color of cabinets and countertops, you will want to replicate this in the kitchen design, even if you are using new materials. This will keep your kitchen in sync with the rest of the house while still being a reset. Do not forget to set a reasonable budget with contingency funds and have an alternative place to stay while the work is taking place.
Signature Kitchen & Bath has been helping people with their Phoenix kitchen remodeling since 2004. The experienced and professional staff is always available to answer your questions and get you started on the kitchen of your dreams.