When someone calls and says, “I need a new kitchen” I have to say I get pretty excited! My husband also gets excited because that means I won’t ask to sell our personal home for the 19th time; he has hopes I will be too busy helping someone else with their design dreams that I won’t need to redesign ours!
The first thing I like to see is can we reuse existing cabinets and layout.
If we can leave the existing plumbing, electrical and gas lines in the same location we can save money. If not, we are basically starting from scratch. We start looking at the style of house to determine which color and style of cabinets would be appropriate. It’s not always a stark white kitchen! I love using saturated colors, maybe on just the island or lower cabinets. Or, a quarter sawn oak butler’s pantry paired with a white kitchen. I have also done Benjamin Moore Hale Navy cabinets with antique brass hardware (one of my favorite Benjamin Moore colors).
If we can’t leave the current layout we consider how can we change the layout.
We start looking at the style of house to determine which color and style of cabinets would be appropriate. We consider the use of open shelving and adding a butler’s pantry. Depending on budget and size of the home we may consider opening the floor plan by removing walls. Another way to remodel a kitchen is to add a free standing island, or make an island larger.
Hire a professional to guide you.
It’s smart to hire a professional to guide you through the many parts and pieces of a kitchen design- weather you are building a new home or simply want to redesign your existing space. From the cabinet color, layout and lighting to the finishing touches of cabinet hardware, all the different components are important. Sometimes I love to add a wow factor even if it’s a unique light or built-in cabinet or shelving to store your beautiful collection of China or pottery! Making your kitchen as unique as you are is important. I want you to Love Where You Live.