The kitchen has become the central hub of the household, and as such, should reflect your tastes while ensuring complete functionality. If you are looking to refresh your outdated kitchen, consider these design ideas from your Sonoma County interior designer at Humanity Home & Cabinetry, LLC.
Add Color to Your Cabinets
Cabinets have traditionally been uniform in color or finish for generations, however, you do not have to restrict yourself to a single cabinet color. Consider changing it up and adding a few cabinets with a bright, contrasting color to the remainder of your kitchen. We also commonly use a different finish for island cabinets or lower cabinets.
Dress Up the Standard Tuxedo Kitchen
Black and white kitchens have been widely popular in recent years, often with black counter tops, hardware, and flooring. However, adding color can drastically alter the space, allowing you to make it more welcoming and comfortable. Choose a splash of dark or bright color, such as red or turquoise, to complement your white cabinets.
Take Advantage of Lighting
Poor lighting is one of the leading complaints from homeowners regarding their kitchens. Adding additional lighting, such as under cabinet lighting or adjustable spot lights, will not only make meal prep easier by improving visibility, it will also allow the area to feel more open and accessible.
Get Creative with Your Back Splash
It’s amazing what the right back splash can do for the overall look and feel of a kitchen. And the back splash is one of the best places to add creative touches. Painted tiles, for example, allow you to create one-of-kind artworks that are uniquely you.
Reduce Visual Clutter with Hidden Hardware
Smaller kitchens benefit a great deal from hidden and understated hardware. Many cabinets can be manufactured without needing additional door or draw pulls or chunky hinges. Touch-free faucets, hidden appliances, and simple lines come together for the perfect minimalist kitchen.
Flip the Tux
Dark counters on while cabinets are always elegant, but flip it around and place lighter counters on dark colored or wooden cabinets and the results can be stunning. This can break up a larger room and create flow throughout the kitchen.
Get Interior Design Help Today
To learn more design ideas from an experienced Sonoma County interior designer, or to request a consultation for your next design project, please contact the experts at Humanity Home & Cabinetry, LLC today!