Making the Right Choices for Your Kitchen
When creating a kitchen, you first must decide:
What styles appeal to you
What items you must have
How much you want to spend
When you want it to be done
What size and shape you prefer
Every kitchen has the same basic design elements:
Sinks and faucets
Walls, ceilings, windows, moldings and other architectural details
But consider these factors when selecting products that will affect your kitchen's look and functionality:
The architectural style of your home-by making your home's interior reflect its exterior, you bring continuity to the whole structure.
Your needs: perhaps you want space to cook big family meals, you're an at-home gourmet, or you have special accessibility concerns.
Your cabinets' door style and color will have the most impact on your new kitchen's palette by making the strongest visual statement.
Appliances also deserve top billing. Which ones you select and where you put them will determine how cook-friendly your layout is.
Finally, you'll want to choose complementary countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures, and architectural details. Don't try to get everything to match exactly. You can give your kitchen a personal feel by making sure everything coordinates but still keeps its own character.