There are few things more fun and exciting for a homeowner than taking on a large scale remodeling project. Kitchen remodeling holds a special place in many people hearts, so read on to gain some great ideas for how you might want to design this crucial space in your home.
Mine Traditional Cultural Influences
A number of popular kitchen remodeling trends from recent years call back to older decorating eras. Ornate French designs filled with grand stone arches, wide open windows, detailed facades and floral patterned everything make offer plenty of kitchen ideas. The traditional English Manor replaces ornate French styling for a stately appearance incorporating high ceilings, drooping chandeliers, glazed cabinets and bright open layouts.
Perhaps the most commonly seen traditional influenced design scheme from the last decade has been the Farmhouse style kitchen. These kitchens rely prominently on the use of wood, metal and stone. They often feature a combination of heavy stone (such as granite) and wooden countertops, burnished metal accents, and appliances such as refrigerators which are hidden away behind antique wooden paneling. Unlike the French and English influences, the traditional Farmhouse style kitchen exudes warmth.
Most kitchen designs work with a very limited pallet. But when you are coming up with kitchen remodeling ideas it’s important to remember there is nothing forcing you to stick with beiges, browns, blacks and whites.
Incorporating slightly off-neutral colors (such as burnt reds that appear brown and ultra-dark blues which might as well be black) is a good start, but there’s nothing stopping you from going further. Light blues and greens, bright reds and oranges and yellows, accents of purple on your trim … all of these colors can easily find their place in a properly planned kitchen remodeling project.
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