Remodeling the look of your kitchen in your home is a large investment decision that naturally requires planning and careful decision-making. You want your kitchen to look nice and have enough space to utilize your appliances and needs. Whether it’s your first time remodeling or something you have prior experience in, looking at other designs for inspiration or ideas is a great way to explore your options. You want your remodeling project to update the look and feel of your home, while also allowing for more function and efficiency for many years to come.
In order to maximize function, efficiency, and aesthetics, you’ll want to determine your needs and preferences. Is there a particular style you have in mind? Do you enjoy contemporary, modern, or traditional styles? Are you looking to incorporate certain materials, such as granite or stainless steel, to showcase that style? Making the decision on these key styles helps narrow your choices and create the perfect aesthetic for you and your home.
Once you’ve decided on the look you want to create, you can start exploring who you want to buy the materials from, and which remodeling company is the best choice to do the labor. Reliable Home Remodeling can help install kitchens for a small space, a larger renovation, or anywhere in between. With the right research and planning, you can create a beautiful and functional space that will be enjoyed for years to come.
1. Traditional Kitchen Designs
Traditional kitchen designs use warm, inviting colors, cozy textures, and classic decor. Traditional colors are usually neutral colors accented with natural wood or brick textures. There is also usually a centerpiece, such as an island or a large farmhouse style table. Traditional kitchens prioritize space with open shelving and glass, wooden, or plastic cabinets. This look creates an inviting atmosphere through their classic, nostalgic charm.
2. Contemporary Kitchen Design
On the other hand, other designs like the contemporary style, are known for their sleek, modern look. These feature bright colors, stainless steel appliances, and minimalistic decor. Contemporary kitchens often focus on creating a modern and efficient space. While traditional styles tend to be cozy and inviting, contemporary spaces are often characterized by their clean lines and open spaces.
Like traditional designs, contemporary style does utilize granite, brick, and wood textures. However, in general, brick textures are larger to appear more tiled and do not resemble the deep shade of red that traditional brick textures have. Wood textures are generally light colors or intentionally painted for contrast. Granite is used as a wall backdrop or countertop. Stainless steel is generally reserved for appliances. Floating cabinets are common with this design and are generally intentionally painted darker than the walls for contrast.
Whereas traditional is meant to create an intimate atmosphere, contemporary is meant to showcase a more flashy and efficient style.
3. Country Kitchen Design
Country kitchen designs can be summarized in four words: rustic charm and comfort. This style is instantly recognized for how it accentuates natural materials and textures with warm colors and cozy decor. It’s usually paired with vintage-styled furniture, distressed wood textured cabinets and contrasted with finished natural wood or wood textured countertops. The nostalgic and vintage decor adds to the creation of a naturally charming and inviting atmosphere. Light fixtures are generally styled as large bulbs or candle-shaped hanging lamps. Curtains can be plaid patterned, off white, or a slight hue different than the dominant color. This style is perfect for those who want to create a homey aesthetic through their love for country, natural designs, or classic Southern culture.
4. Rustic Kitchen Design
Rustic and country styles are often mistaken for one another, but they do have distinct differences. You can think of rustic as the “modern” country design–basically, rustic style is the Wild West as the country is to the South. While both styles showcase similar color schemes and natural wood and granite materials, their finishes and decor are where they largely differ. Rustic creates a more rugged, outdoorsy feel through the use of stone and exotic wood textures like mahogany or walnut. Country kitchen designs place more emphasis on distressed finishes of no specific shape whereas rustic aesthetics have cleaner lines and distinct geometric designs. This creates an inviting atmosphere through geometric designs accentuated by natural materials such as stone, bright or neutral colored granite, and exotic wood materials.
5. Modern Kitchen Design
Modern kitchen designs are defined by a sleek, minimalist look that typically incorporates neutral colors, clean lines, and an emphasis on functionality. Stainless steel appliances, open shelving, and minimalistic decor add style and efficiency to this type of style. The use of glass, concrete, and metal accents may be used. Overall, this style creates an inviting space through style and efficiency, similar to contemporary styles.
Modern designs differ from contemporary in that they showcase more vibrant colors and bolder decor. Contemporary-styled kitchens are more utilitarian with a focus on boxy, open shelves and floating cabinets. Modern styles do not follow any specific rule: they incorporate a larger range of trends, interesting accents or patterned tiles and bright colors. These kitchens solemnly have neutral color schemes, usually, they are bright or darker color schemes with a generous amount of cabinet storage. This style is perfect for creating an inviting atmosphere through its utilitarian and memorable style that sets it apart in its neighborhood.
If you have been thinking about renovating your kitchen, Reliable Home Remodeling is available to help! Call us today — we’d be happy to hear more about your remodeling project and help provide you with the best price and service in the area.