Planning to remodel your kitchen? Visualizing new materials in your future kitchen can be a challenge. However, the experts at Kitchen Magic are here to help make the design process more comprehensive and straightforward.
For starters, we always suggest becoming familiar with current kitchen materials, products, and kitchen design styles. Create a wish list of your favorite looks to better define your own personal style. Other key advice? Always hire a certified kitchen design professional to eliminate any potential woes or design flaws later.
Three Easy Steps to a Stylish, Well Coordinated Kitchen
So, is your preferred style traditional, contemporary, farmhouse, or transitional? Which palette works best for your desired result and personal preferences? Our kitchen designers share three simplified steps on coordinating kitchen countertops, cabinets, and floors—the main focal points of every kitchen.
Step 1: Define your color palette
The classic palette shown above combines Cambria® quartz countertops in Swanbridge for the perimeter, accented with dark flecked Parys for the island, and maintenance-free, satin white laminate Prestige Kershaw cabinets. Wood plank flooring in a medium hue completes the look.
Kitchen Magic recommends keeping your kitchen remodel palette simple. Step one is to choose three coordinating neutrals. Select one primary color and two complementary accent colors that appeal to your kitchen wish list. Choose neutrals for a kitchen that will stand the test of time. In search of more kitchen looks? Here are a few more great examples of kitchens remodeled by Kitchen Magic.
KITCHEN PHOTO CREDITS: Andy Ryan Photographer, 2021
Next, select a countertop material that will serve both home life and personal style. By choosing the countertop first, the material becomes the foundation of your design. For instance, if you love light quartz paired with classic mid-tone grey cabinetry, then selecting a natural wood flooring that “picks up the tones” from your preferred samples will simplify your final decision.
Whether your price point is luxury, moderate or budget, most countertop surfaces feature a range of flecked, stone, or marble-like patterns. Be sure to keep samples handy to seamlessly coordinate with cabinetry and flooring, and then with your backsplash and accessories.
Step 3: Finalize your kitchen with accessories and accents
The last step in planning your kitchen design is to choose accessories and accents to add some personal flair. Looking to add a bit of dash and splash to neutral elements? Use bold colors and finishes on walls, for decorative pieces and your kitchen appliances.
Kitchen hardware can enhances a style or a theme; think farmhouse, traditional or contemporary. Pulls and knobs can highlight countertops and reflect light. Metallic finishes brighten a space or can highlight countertops with flecks of metallic, gold, or silver.
As pictured, the contemporary matte Desert Gray subway tile backsplash accentuates the shimmering grey and electric blue flecked Parys Cambria Quartz. Satin nickel door knobs and cup pulls bring smooth, clean lines and a touch of farmhouse charm for a contemporary spin.
Ready to start designing the kitchen of your dreams? Schedule a free in-home design consultation with Kitchen Magic - it's easy, informative and there's absolutely no obligation. Simply call us at 800-272-5490 to request your free design consultation today!