The right kitchen decor can transform a boring kitchen into an attractive and inviting space. Good design can be done from the basic elements of the kitchen design including your countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances, fixtures, lighting, and other interior design elements. Here are some tips for planning the design of your kitchen.
Deciding what cabinets are suitable for your kitchen can be one of the most important decisions you will make. This is true whether you are redecorating or remodeling your kitchen. It is important to make sure that your kitchen decor does not detract from the appeal of your cabinets. If you use paint on your cabinets, paint may be the wrong choice for your kitchen decor.
There are four basic types of cabinet and countertop materials that cabinets can be made from. The two most common are wood and veneer. Wood is still the more popular choice and is still the only material used in making cabinets. However, plastic has become very popular recently and now appears in many well-designed cabinets. As with any kind of cabinet, you should consider the quality of the finish on your cabinets and how much wear and tear they have been through before choosing the right material.
Veneer cabinets are a great option if you have a home with a lot of character and color. They look very good in traditional kitchens and give the appearance of an extended cabinet. If you choose a dark wood finish on the legs and back, your cabinets will look very warm and inviting.
Painted countertop materials can add depth and richness to your cabinets, but care must be taken to avoid imperfections and stains. You also want to make sure that the finish on your countertop is durable enough to stand up to the weather. Aluminum is a popular choice for this type of finish, but laminate, quartz, and tile are also used as well. Oak is one of the top materials that most people use when choosing the material for their cabinets. Oak cabinets are very elegant and provide a classy look to any kitchen. Oak cabinets are usually finished with a durable and a stain resistant and give the impression of durability.
Corian is a tough exterior finish and is not easy to scratch or dent. It looks great and offers very good resistance to scratches and dents. It is an excellent choice for your kitchen counters and is more expensive than most other materials.
Hardwood is a popular choice for kitchen counters because it looks great and is easier to work with. Hardwood is expensive and usually more costly than some other materials. It can be easily scratched and dented, but it can also be stained, painted, or sanded.
Hardware for cabinets is often purchased by retailers as they are most interested in sales. Dealers commonly do not care about how the cabinet hardware looks like so they offer up their stock. When selecting hardware for your cabinets, be sure to choose something that blends in with the theme of your kitchen.
Countertops can be marble, granite, or granite laminate. If you choose granite, you need to consider the ease of cleaning as granite can stain and scratch very easily. Because granite is heavy, it may require you to lift it up to keep it clean.
For the look of genuine wood, you can purchase faux wood grain. If you decide to go with faux wood grain, be sure to choose a dark wood tone that blends in with the rest of your kitchen design. The downside of choosing a faux wood grain is that it will take a little longer to get the effect that you are looking for in your cabinets.
Cabinets are a big part of any kitchen decor. If you are trying to achieve a country style look for your kitchen, then use hardwood or pine cabinetry. Using laminate or aluminum may be more appropriate if you are trying to create a modern look for your kitchen.