Kitchen First Impressions: Expert Designer Tips and Tricks
Kitchen design is so much more than buying appliances, countertops and cabinets. Professional designers at Remodel Works know that in order to leave the best impression you have to pay attention to the details. A stand-out backsplash or unorthodox tiles are sure to draw your guests’ gaze and leave a lasting impression. Our seasoned designers have come up with a list of designer trick and tips which will ensure your guests are fascinated by what they see. Here’s a few ways to ensure your kitchen remodeling project draws out the best Kitchen First Impressions:
When it comes to tile backsplashes, most people turn to traditional square or rectangle patterns. They are always a safe bet and go with almost any kitchen style. But traditional tile patterns do not leave that strong of an impression. If your kitchen is dominated by neutral hues, why not consider playing with your tile patterns a bit. Tiles with geometric shapes and lines are sure to draw your guests’ attention and will complement almost any kitchen painted in a strong hue. Further, if your kitchen is traditional in design, geometric tiles will add a modern edge but not take away from its rustic warmth.
Most people immediately go for a neutral kitchen design, not considering that the space they’ve painted white or gray would have had much more of an impact if it was decorated with a lively pattern. Lively patterns sneaked into a small space like the backsplash are a real eye-candy and give your home a vintage edge. These mix well with traditional kitchens, but modern ones as well. A lively, rustic pattern will ground a modern kitchen and is a great mix of old and new.
What a fine piece of jewelry is to a stunning dress, elegant knobs and pulls are to a remodeled kitchen. A specially sculpted hardware will go a long way in making your kitchen unique and eye-catching. Brass knobs and pulls are a timeless choice and by polishing them regularly you make sure that your kitchen always looks its best. If you have a lot of stainless steel appliances on display go for stainless steel hardware instead. But whichever material you choose, be sure that you go with a design that you love and that will compliment your kitchen.
Accent a Single Wall
This method is easy yet extremely efficient. Choose a wall and paint it in a standout color like orange for a great impression. Pairing an accented wall with white cabinetry will liven up your kitchen and leave an amazing first impression.
Use Lighting as an Asset
Good lighting will do wonders for any kitchen, and will change the look and function of your kitchen completely. Good lighting can make your kitchen appear larger, accent the finishes and can be used as both a decorative and a practical asset. Placing lights in cabinets with glass doors, above and under the cabinets and above countertops will not only leave a lasting impression, but will improve the kitchen’s functionality.
Hire Professional Designers
A professional designer will examine your kitchen and find out just how they can accent their strengths and ensure that your guests are left breathless when they first walk into your newly remodeled kitchen. With over 30 years of experience, the designers at Remodel Works will work with you toward designing the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us for a free quote and a free consultation with no obligations.