Remodeling a kitchen is an exciting time that offers many homeowners an opportunity to not only redesign one of the most used spaces in their home, but also to re-imagine their own personal style. We always recommend working with professionals to educate yourself on current products, materials, and of course, kitchen design.
But, once you have samples in front of you, visualizing how each piece will ultimately fit together to create your future kitchen can be challenging. That's why we're sharing advice from our kitchen countertop installers in Bergen County and the region on how to match your countertop, cabinets, and floors—the three main focal points of any kitchen.
How to coordinate your countertops with cabinets and floors?
The key to creating a kitchen that can keep up with ever-changing trends is a simple design. When working with a room that gets so much daily use, like your kitchen, you may want or need to change your accents and decorations seasonally, or when the mood strikes you. Selecting simple countertops, cabinets and floors will save you both time and money, while also providing added flexibility to incorporate your personal style.
Step #1: Choose your color palette
Before sitting down with a consultant and looking at samples, take some time to determine what overall color scheme you want for your new kitchen. Our design experts recommend keeping it simple by selecting one main color and two, complimentary accent colors. Shown above is an example of a timeless combination using sophisticated Cambria® quartz countertops in both Swanbridge for the perimeter and Parys on the island, maintenance-free Prestige Kershaw cabinets in Satin White, and a medium to dark flooring.
Step #2: Select the right countertop
Next, select your kitchen cabinet style along with a coordinating countertop material that works for your lifestyle, as well as your personal style. Depending on the material you choose for your countertop, there may be natural color variations and patterns, which means it will be much easier to match your cabinets and floors to the countertops, rather than the other way around. Our kitchen design experts will have all of the samples to help guide you through the process of coordinating your cabinets and countertop with other products like flooring, backsplashes and accessories.
Step #3: Complete the look with accents & accessories
Speaking of kitchen accessories, choosing the perfect accents for your space should be your last step. Bold colors work well for walls, decorative pieces and smaller kitchen appliances. Metallic finishes can be used to highlight and brighten your space, especially if your countertop already has hints of gold or silver.
In our example, the matte Desert Gray subway tile backsplash compliments the wall color while subtly accentuating the flecks of electric blue and shimmering gray in the countertop. Satin nickel door knobs and cup pulls complete this contemporary look by adding smooth, clean lines and a touch of farmhouse charm.
Where in Bergen County can I find reliable kitchen countertop installers?
These three easy steps to help you design a visually appealing space with style that will last a lifetime. From expert cabinet refacing to fully customized solutions, our team of skilled designers and experienced countertop installers take pride in meeting the highest industry standards. If you’re ready to start designing the kitchen of your dreams, contact Kitchen Magic today to schedule a free in-home design consultation and quote with one of our expert kitchen design consultants. Count on us for the finest countertop and installation and replacement services at all times!Want to see more? Here are a few other inspiring kitchen remodels by Kitchen Magic: