09 May Stir Up Some Style in Your Kitchen
When you make the decision to remodel your kitchen, you may be tempted to keep the same number and layout of cabinets that you currently have and simply upgrade the materials. This will keep everything familiar. But consider stepping out of that comfort zone to add a few touches that will make your kitchen more stylish, up-to-date and also more desirable, should you decide to one day sell your home.
By incorporating one or more of these ideas into your Denver kitchen cabinets, you’ll successfully create an environment that is more efficient, convenient and aesthetically interesting.
CABINETS THAT DON’T MATCH
A kitchen can look more unified and organized if its cabinets are all in the same wood and in the same style. But it can also look a little old-fashioned, staid and boring, like a man whose suit, shirt, and tie have the same color and material. Add some punch to the design by using different materials or styles for different sections. For example, the lower cabinets could be a dark wood while your uppers are lighter toned. Another option is to turn your island into an accent piece with cabinets and countertop surface that differ from the rest of the kitchen.
In this kitchen designed by BKC Kitchen and Bath, two distinct paint colors are used: Divinity by Medallion Cabinetry for the perimeter and Islander by Medallion Cabinetry for the island. Of special note are the reclaimed railcar wood butcher block and the reclaimed barn doors that house the pantry.
If you can afford forgoing some counter space, you can increase the storage in your kitchen by having an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets. To prevent this block of cabinetry from looking oppressive, try using solid doors or drawers for the bottom cabinets and either clear or decorative glass doors for the top. This arrangement will reflect light, making your space appear brighter and bigger. For both fun and functionality, add a library ladder to reach those hard-to-reach places.
An island that has free space underneath, like a table, serves two purposes: it provides an additional counter for cooking and it also gives you an informal place to eat when the meals are prepared. It grants you an eat-in kitchen area when the space has no room for an additional dining set. To make the arrangement even more efficient, choose seating that will slide under the table and out of the way, such as saddle stools.
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