Mar 5, 2015

Kitchen Details

PWhen you're looking to make a change in your kitchen, it is the details account. Here are 10 ideas to consider whether you're updating, or remodeling.

1. Swap some upper cabinets for unique open shelving. If you are wary of having too many things on display, opt for sliding doors that cover what you aren't using. 

Spotted on The D Pages.

2. Make your shelving interesting. Use different woods, galvanized pipe, concealed brackets, and even add a bold wallpaper (like this one from Fornasetti).

Spotted on Domaine Home.

3. Opt for bold appliances. They set the tone for your kitchen, make it interesting, and are generally luxurious items you will enjoy every single day.

A kitchen from Milk Magazine.

4. Your island should be a design statement. Add shelves, add sliding doors, add display pieces, and use a different color stain or paint on that piece.

A stylish kitchen from Rum Hemma.

5. Bring artistry into your kitchen by installing eye-catching tiles behind your stove or create a pattern using regular tiles but in a different way. For example, subway tiles on the diagonal look fabulous and are classic and inexpensive.

6. Can't decide on countertop materials? Granted versus wood? Quartz versus soapstone? Why not have both? Your perimeter counters can transition from quartz or stone The neutral color, to a dramatic wood or vetrazzo surface on the island.

7. Paint your cabinets, walls, and ceiling in the same color (like this light blue) for a luxurious feel. 

8. Adding details from furniture to your cabinets — like pediments, feet and crown molding - will give them a custom look.

9. Change out your uppers to be different than your base cabinets. For example, these cabinet doors, made from metal frames with frosted glass inserts, are dynamite looking at mid century modern classic.

10. Use fabulous fixtures down the center, over your table, island or sink. That one element can really make a statement and set the tone for style in the entire space. This kitchen takes advantage of the open shelving, monochromatic colors, and dramatic lighting. Changing up the tile to 4 x 4 squares instead of 3 x 5 subway tiles does make a statement as well.