Kitchen styles



Define the look and feel of your new kitchen

Now it’s time to define the look and feel you want in your new kitchen. The best way to find out what you like in kitchen finishes is to look at pictures of kitchens in magazines or online. You can see right away which colors appeal to you and what gives you the look you are after. Most people just can’t visualize what certain finishes will look like as a final product, so seeing pictures of kitchen styles will give you a good idea of what would work for you. Don’t get distracted by things you don’t like in the photos. Just pay attention to the overall feeling as it relates to the look you want to achieve in your new kitchen.

It's important here to point out some ideas to help you with deciding on the kitchen look that you want to achieve. These are the things you should consider when making all those choices for your new kitchen design.

Lots of room beside the stove for prep work
Breakfast bar - flush for comfortable seating height and extra counter space
Lighter contrasting counter on kitchen island
Save money by using a standard fridge making sure it was flush with cabinets and had minimal space around it.
Larger light fixtures over island
High ceilings - accented by double row of upper cabinets
White space - warmed up by wood floor, beams and hood
Antique light fixture to add character
Continue glass upper doors to top cabinets beside sink
Nice to have cherry or walnut counter on island to tie in with hardwood floor and add warmth
Add curved overhang with one stool on end of island
All glass upper doors lighten up and balance dark feel of wood finish
Open bookcase on end of island
Large windows bring outdoors in and create open feeling
Install lighter tiles on floor for a higher contrast
Lower oven and microwave 6 inches for easier access
Reduce number of pot lights and add hanging decorative lights over peninsula
Open plate racks
Use of marble and wood counters gives an unfitted look
Stove and sink connected by counter
Veg sink on island
Add overhang breakfast bar to island
Replace florescent light fixture with pot lights over counters
Continue marble kitchen backsplash to cabinets
Rich warm color of kitchen cabinets
Use of recessed lights over counter
Hanging fixture over island
Light floor should contrasts nicely with cabinets
Change fridge to stainless finish
Move sink to stove side if possible
Would like counter to have some lighter shades mixed in to pick up floor color and contrast with cabinets
Black paint on island contrasts with wood floor and white cabinets
Custom depth cabinets beside fridge to contain microwave
Window opens up corner to bring the outdoors in
Add stools to island overhang area
Replace island lights with larger fixtures
Replace black tile behind stove with continuous dark gray/mix backsplash
Keep room feeling created by comfortable seating around table
Balance of light stone floor and dark woodwork
Unique barrel ceiling created between beams
Lighter artwork to brighten paneling
Pedestal table would give easier access
Classic pendant light over table