There are no general right and wrong answers when it comes to designing a kitchen. Each one is different, and as the homeowner, if you like the design, then it is right for you and your home. That’s really all that matters. So when you are talking to your Sacramento kitchen design contractor about ideas for your new kitchen, make sure you end up deciding on a style that will make you happy whenever you walk into this all-important room in your home.
But how do you know how to choose a kitchen style? Again, there are no right or wrong answers here. However, there are some steps you can take that will help you and your kitchen design contractor settle on a plan that’s perfect for your home and your personal tastes. For example, you may want to glean some inspiration from the exterior style of your home, keeping the interior somewhat consistent with what’s on the outside. You may also want to think back to some of your family’s most positive memories together, and try to somehow incorporate those feeling into your new kitchen design. The kitchen is, after all, the room that literally provides the fuel that makes your family go.
If you’d like to learn some more tips and steps on choosing a kitchen style that’s perfect for you, please take a couple minutes to watch the video below:
If you would like to discuss some of your kitchen design ideas with a professional Sacramento kitchen design contractor, or hear more about how to choose a kitchen style, please contact the experts at Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO KITCHEN DESIGN VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: How to Choose a Kitchen Style
NARRATION: Hi, I’m Nadia Geller, interior designer. Today, I’m going to help you find the style of kitchen that’s right for you. Start with the architecture of your home for cues. What style is it? I always recommend that you have hints of your home’s exterior on the inside. If your home is a Cape Cod, but you aren’t necessarily into that style for your decor, you can give it a nod by adding a subtle texture. For example, adding beadboard to an island with a more modern countertop. This will help your whole home feel more put together.
Take a good look at the items throughout your home too. Do you tend to choose more traditional accessories? Your kitchen should blend with the rest of your house. An online design program can help you visualize your ideas. This one is Homestyler. It’s free, and it lets you preview your kitchen in a variety of styles. With 3D, you can what each style will look like with the rest of your home. Then, you can try every conceivable combination of styles. Look at them. Compare. Even get feedback from your friends and family online. You may just find some great new ideas. Be sure to save all of your design online. You never know when you’ll want to go back to something you thought of one day. You can even print them out for your design notebook.
Another tip I suggest is think of a kitchen where you were really, really happy. Search your memory for details of that place. Was it a traditional fifties kitchen? Did it have ornate details like crown molding on all of the cabinetry? Write down these details, and then review magazines and put sticky notes in the pages that give you a similar sense and feel. Take note of the tiniest things around you. Maybe it’s a particular color of china or wallpaper? Or maybe some flowers that stand out for you. These are all good clues to help you decide what you want.
Have fun creating your perfect kitchen.