Picking the Right Kitchen Style

There are countless ways to remodel your kitchen, with plenty of styles to choose from. You can opt for a traditional look, a more contemporary option or a blend of styles.

The kitchen is the central hub of your home, the gathering place for family and guests, and where you cook, eat and spend a good portion of your life.

Your likes and dislikes

The most important part of the decision is choosing the right option for your family. Think about what you like. Are there colors, styles, wood finishes that stand out to you? What connects for you? It doesn’t matter if the kitchen has a popular “look” if your family doesn’t enjoy it.

Function of your kitchen

How you use your kitchen also plays an important role in the style you choose. If this is going to be a space for entertaining, you’ll want a style with lots of open space, which usually (but not always!) lends itself to more modern or contemporary looks.

Do you do a lot of baking? Then a traditional style with lots of counter space is worth considering. A busy family with children may want to think about avoiding the glossy finishes of a modern kitchen and those surfaces that always seem to attract and show little handprints.

Thinking of selling?

It’s also worth thinking about how long you intend to stay in the home. Are you remodeling with an eye toward resale or do you plan to live in your home for years to come? A qualified contractor can help you balance those needs and make the right decisions.

Consider your architecture

If this remodel is just going to be about the kitchen, consider the style of the home and the surrounding rooms. If you have a craftsman or Victorian style home, the clean, simple lines of a modern kitchen may seem jarring. By the same token, you’re not going to drop a cottage-style kitchen into a sleek, modern home. A home that has a lot of wood features and trim may lend itself to a more rustic or traditional kitchen.

The color palette of your home is also important. If you have a theme that carries throughout the home, you’ll want to replicate that in the kitchen. Neutral tones can lend themselves to most kitchen styles and finishes.

That said, a well-designed kitchen of a different style can offer an interesting contrast. A transitional kitchen that artfully mixes finishes and features can be a good compromise. That’s one of the biggest benefits of working with a good designer and remodeler – they will help make sure you avoid a big design mistake.

Not sure where to start? No problem! There are a lot of factors to consider with your kitchen project. C.O.D. Home Services, LLC, can help you make the tough choices for your kitchen remodel. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!

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