Kitchen designers have seen it all, from too much stainless-steel to poor quality cabinetry. Here are a few dos and don’ts of kitchen design and remodeling.
Do: Have an element that is fun or creative.
Don’t: Decide that it is a good idea to be boring.
The best kitchens have a spirit that is warm, inviting and personal. Every project is a chance to do something new and creative. It is not just a matter of interesting cabinets and countertop choices, the entire room should give off its own music. Adhering to this principle, you could update an old kitchen to maintain the existing architecture of the room, while adding some tongue-in-cheek features that illustrate your sense of humor.
Do: Use cabinetry to hide some of your appliances.
Don’t: Go nuts with stainless steel appliances.
Stainless steel can be a beautiful accent. However, as with any good design, there needs to be a rhythm with the placement. Splashes of stainless-steel all over the kitchen make the room feel choppy and small. You may want to consider something like white cabinetry instead, as it will create a more room-like and livable feel for the kitchen. Also use care when adding giant stainless-steel refrigerators, because they can quickly overpower a redesign if it is not balanced.
Do: Allow yourself some space to breathe.
Don’t: Go nuts with storage and fill an entire wall with cabinets.
There is really no need to completely fill a kitchen with cabinets. A great layout is a balancing act between storage, function and appearance.
Our kitchen designers have seen it all, and can help you avoid making mistakes that will make your kitchen look a bit silly. Call Rossi Construction, Inc. today at 813.436.0177 to get a free consultation set, and we will make your kitchen come together!