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Ultimate Kitchen Design Guide, Part 3

Posted on: October 16, 2012

Do you want the ultimate kitchen design? With the right designers, it’s as easy as ABC! In the Ultimate Kitchen Design Guide, Part 2, we covered I-Q. This post wraps up the Ultimate Kitchen Design Guide series—and we hope it gives you some inspiration for your upcoming kitchen design project!

Without further ado, here’s the last part of our guide:

Refacing – kitchen refacing generally includes cabinet refacing, which is a cost-effective way to give your cabinets a “facelift”. Essentially, refacing is great for those who are happy with everything about their kitchen (layout, countertops, flooring, etc.) except the cabinets.

Sinks – as one of the most important parts of your kitchen, consider installing a new sink. Once you figure out and prioritize your needs, it shouldn’t be hard to come up with ideas for the sink(s). Also keep in mind, just because sinks are functional doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful! There are many ways to dress up the sink to complement the overall style of your kitchen. Learn more kitchen sink ideas.

Tables – the first thing to think about when it comes to kitchen tables is whether you really need one or not. If you have a small kitchen, for example, you probably don’t need one, especially if you use the adjacent dining room table. In fact, more and more kitchens these days don’t have tables and instead just feature a breakfast nook, or stools or chairs at the island. This is usually sufficient, particularly if you have a more modern, on-the-go lifestyle or don’t eat at home a lot.

Utensils –no, we aren’t going to tell you that you should have forks, spoons and knives in your kitchen. When we say utensils, we mean storage. How do you want to store your utensils and glassware? While the majority of kitchens have a designated drawer for basic utensils, there are various options for other glassware and utensils such as spatulas, whisks, large serving spoons, etc. Do you want a designated drawer? Do you want to display your glassware in glass-fronted cabinetry? Depending on your space and preferences, there are several different options for utensil storage! Learn more about kitchen storage.

Valance – a valance, which is a short curtain or drape that only covers the top part of a window, is a great way to enhance your kitchen design. It can add to the theme of your kitchen—for instance, if you’re interested in the country cottage look, a blue and white checkered valance can add to the overall design.

Windows – related to valances are windows. Windows in the kitchen are so important; not only do they provide extra light but they also can add to the overall design, especially when looking at window blinds to match the overall aesthetic of the room. For example, bay windows add extra seating, while enhancing the light and design of your kitchen.

Zen – Kitchens can be one of the most hectic rooms in the house, but they can still be peaceful, especially Zen kitchen styles. Zen kitchens tend to have an Asian appearance, with simplistic, minimalist design, handcrafted wood, plants and more.

Contact Jack Rosen today if you have questions about kitchen design, or if you’re ready to start your kitchen design project in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area!

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