Start your design with the work triangle. Picture the range, sink and refrigerator as the work space. Sometimes it helps to draw your ideas on paper. Beauty and Function is what makes a great kitchen. Remember, we’re always here to lend a hand. When you have the room, kitchen islands, can be a great feature; they can provide extra work space and extra storage. One idea is to blend them into the work triangle. Just make sure they do not impede your pathways when using your new kitchen.
If you select colors that are found in natural materials
they will never go out of style. In the end, pick the colors you
love. The ones that reflect you and your personality.
If you do have to sell later, you will probably re-paint before placing your house on the market.
Granite is timeless, durable and easy to clean. Just seal it periodically and you’re all set. Black, white or gray counter tops work for hi-tech, hi-function kitchens. Warm earth tones do well in the more traditional or even country kitchens. Look to the “exotics” for the dramatic sense of “movement” they can display.
Think of lighting in four parts. First, there is ambient lighting for the romantic evenings. Practical “task” lighting for your work in the kitchen. Finally, don’t forget about accent and decorative lighting. They can provide just the right finishing touches.
Consider a tile backsplash for your kitchen. It can add a surprising WOW factor.
ECO by Cosentino
is a great counter top and is leading the way in the green revolution. Just listen to what the folks at Cosentino have to say:”ECO™ by Cosentino is a durable surface made of 75% recycled content composed of
post-industrial or post-consumer materials and is bound by an environmentally friendly resin which comes in part from corn oil.”