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Ultimate Custom Kitchen Design Guide

Posted on: September 20, 2012

Ultimate Kitchen Design Guide

Are you getting ready to remodel your kitchen? If you want a custom kitchen but don’t know where to start, don’t worry – feel free to use this as an ultimate kitchen design guide. These are good things to consider, even before you bring the pros in. We’ve compiled a list of essential kitchen design elements, hitting every letter of the alphabet so we don’t miss anything! If you’re not sure where to find the best products for your kitchen, check out Village Bakery as they specialize in reviewing kitchen equipment.

Kitchen Design Guide for Beautiful Custom Kitchens

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Appliances – upgrading to sleek stainless steel appliances can truly enhance your kitchen, whether you have a modern, transitional or country design – or anything else! Many homeowners these days are opting for stainless steel fridges, ovens, dishwashers and even microwaves and toasters.

Backsplash – a backsplash, a pattern of tiles typically behind the cooking range and/or sink, is a great way to enhance your kitchen design and prevent water damage to your walls. You have many different choices as well – glass, stone, stainless steel and more. Learn more about getting a custom kitchen backsplash.

Cabinets – we’ve written tons of posts on custom kitchen cabinetry; it’s a topic we never tire of here at Jack Rosen! Custom kitchen cabinets can add beauty to any type of kitchen, regardless of its size, shape or style. Custom kitchen cabinetry also gives you more size and construction flexibility than stock cabinetry.

Doors – the doors of your cabinets and pantry are also important considerations. Once you figure out the overall design of your custom kitchen, the cabinetry and pantry door styles should be a little easier to choose. For instance, certain styles – like Shaker, contemporary, etc. – usually don’t have ornate cabinet doors and thrive rather on simplicity. Sometimes less really is more!

Equipment – custom kitchen equipment is involves the function, rather than the form, of kitchen design. Your kitchen equipment, primarily the cooking range and exhaust hood, should be high-quality and fit your needs. If you cook often and prepare large meals, you’ll need a heavy-duty cooking range and good exhaust hood.

Faucets – fixtures in your kitchen like the faucets are simple to upgrade and can have a high impact. Getting new faucets is one of the most cost-effective ways to update your kitchen, especially if you just want to do surface-level remodeling. If you want to learn more about them check out kitchen faucet reviews.

Gadgets – there are plenty of small gadgets and accessories that can make a difference in your custom kitchen, not only making your kitchen look better but also increasing its efficiency. Consider gadgets such as wall-mounted spice racks, cabinet safety latches (if you have young kids) and style-specific décor – antique stools, sideboards, wine cork trivets, etc.

Hardware – custom kitchen hardware should complement the overall style without being overwhelming. Wrought iron cabinet pulls in a rustic kitchen can enhance the space without drawing too much attention. Custom kitchen hardware includes drawer pulls, door knobs and even hinges.

Check back soon – part two of this ultimate kitchen design guide is coming next!

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