Granite countertops, natural stone backsplash, dark cabinets — the perfect kitchen is something different for everyone, but careful planning for your new or remodeled home will make all the difference in your enjoyment of the finished space. Most of the kitchens prominently featured in the small kitchen section use white cabinets, except for the French kitchen which is red and yellow and one kitchen with brown lower cabinets and white upper cabinets. In the contemporary kitchen, glossy cabinets are the way to go: they look sleek and modern and are available in a wide range of colours so there’s something to suit all colour palettes.
If you’re not ready for a complete cabinet overhaul, consider a fresh coat of paint on lower cabinets or highlight an island with a different color. Stainless steel and platinum fridges look great in modern grey kitchens and are available in varieties like easy to clean and fingerprint resistant stainless steel (great for young families), brushed stainless steel and layered steel.
The texture of the exposed stone wall becomes a feature when contrasted with the minimalist clean lines of the kitchen and simple floor. Bargain bonus: Look for this tag throughout the book to find shopping tips and money-saving options for your kitchen design plans.
Warm white cabinetry combines with sophisticated grays and tans in the granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and porcelain tile flooring. Start with neutral foundations and sprinkle in upbeat details – such as vivacious patterned dishes, bright barstools, and unexpected fixtures – to build a vintage kitchen design with plenty of personality.
Before you pick out your kitchen units you might want to think about kitchen colour schemes and what will work together. The kitchen cleans up in minutes and appliances are out of sight, an important feature in today’s kitchens that are open to entertaining spaces.