Kitchen Design Inspiration

If you’re thinking about redecorating or renovating your kitchen, now is a great time to do so. Kitchen design has never looked better, and the Internet is full of tips and tricks for making your house’s hot spot look extra-snazzy. Read on for some of the latest kitchen decorating ideas!

    • Café kitchens: These are decorated to resemble European sidewalk cafés, including elements like banquet seating, open storage spaces (door-free cabinets), and hanging drinkware and cookware. Subway tiles make a great wall covering or backsplash that fits right in with the downtown theme.
  • Farmhouse feeling: Apron-front farmhouse sinks are timeless and totally versatile. Because of their “visual weight,” suggests that they should be reserved for medium and large kitchens.
  • Backsplash: Formerly ignored, this kitchen element is now seeing its spotlight. There are numerous ways to make sure that your backsplash looks beautiful. Metal tiles give an industrial sparkle, while multicolored ceramic tiles can tie an entire kitchen’s color scheme together. The tiled backsplash can be extended as far as the ceiling, making a dramatic focal point. A veined marble backsplash, continued from the countertops, creates great “flow” in your kitchen and prevents the cabinetry from looking too monochromatic.
  • Contrast:
    • white cabinetry and dark wood flooring
    • industrial stainless steel appliances and a natural stone backsplash
    • two-toned cabinetry: light-colored top cabinets and darker floor-level cabinets
    • Art Deco lighting fixtures paired with a farmhouse sink.
  • Glass-front cabinetry: This kitchen staple is a hallmark of “traditional” kitchens, which are eternally popular with homeowners and designers alike. Create visual interest by using leaded glass in your cabinet doors instead of a single pane of glass.
  • Keep it neutral: says that the secret to the “most fashionable kitchens” is a neutral color palette. Neutrals never go out of style, and you can change up the look with colored accents and decorations or interesting lighting fixtures.

This post was written by a guest contributor for Blakeslee & Son, a full-service plumbing page for the Grand Rapids, Mich., area.
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