The kitchen is the heart of every home and it’s important to design your kitchen so that it functions beautifully and efficiently. Your kitchen is not only a reflection of your home, your family and how you use it, but it can also be a reflection of you and your personality. Here are 10 ways to add your own unique design elements that will make your kitchen more personal and more inviting.
So how do you incorporate your household’s unique personality into your kitchen design and still improve your resale value? Take a dive through this list of strategies for injecting your personality and consider implementing 1 or 2 of these applications in your kitchen remodel.
1. Make a Kitchen Island Into a Centerpiece
It’s actually not ‘too wild’ to have a unique kitchen island. In most cases, it’s widely accepted and desired by the masses. Kitchen islands are commonly created for the most efficient and effective workspace but also with the intention to add contrast and to create a focal point to the kitchen design. This means you can get more creative and personal with your kitchen island design.
In the kitchen below on the left,
2. Make the Cooking Zone a Center Piece with a Dazzling Hood
Just like the kitchen island, the Hood is another design element where a focal point and contrast can be created. If your stove top is the center point of your kitchen, this might be a great way for you to draw attention to it and make it your own.
A mantel wood hood design can also serve as a place to display your décor and even a place to display your seasonal holiday décor throughout the year.
3. Be Bold with the Backsplash
A bold backsplash with style and personality can make a huge impact on your kitchen design. Pair it with neutral-hued cabinetry and countertops to help emphasize the backsplash color or design. Yes, a backsplash is permanent, but it’s also an easy item to switch out, if need be, for resale.
4. Accentuate Cabinet Doors with Style
Accentuate a few cabinet doors with style by selecting wired inserts, decorative glass, mirror, a mullion design or even a unique colored insert. Most mullions, mirror and glass inserts don’t have to be switched out for resale. If it’s a very bold color/patterned, cabinet inserts can easily be swapped out for a more neutral option when you’re ready to sell.
5. Express Yourself with Cabinet Hardware “ The Jewelry of the Kitchen”
Cabinet hardware, sometimes referred to as the “Jewelry of the Kitchen” can be just that! Selecting a unique or bold hardware adds drama and personalized detail to your space.
6. Use Lighting as Art
Large, over-scaled light fixtures are becoming the “eye candy” for the kitchen design. Express yourself and add an attractive design element with a truly unique light fixture or two.
If you’re looking for something easy to change out as your favorite styles and colors change, accessorizing your kitchen is always a fun and easy solution. Opting for unique bar stools, countertop appliances, dishware, rugs, window treatments and misc. home decor can add a ton of personality to your space.
8. Create an Accent Wall
Whether it be a solid color, a mural or wallpaper an accent wall can completely transform a room. It’s also a very easy project to switch out as your tastes change or if you’re preparing to sell.
9. Select Open Shelves to Display Your Favorite Ware
Open shelves not only make a room feel more spacious, but they present you with a space to display your own unique home decor and dishware. This is a great way to tie in your interests with practical function into your kitchen design.
10. Make Your Cabinet Interiors Pop
If you have open or glass cabinets, adding a splash of color to the back of your cabinets will help add drama and emphasize the items you have displayed in that cabinet. At Dura Supreme Cabinetry, you can opt to customize your cabinet interior to fit your style.
In the kitchen below, a bright splash of sunflower yellow is used at the back of an open cabinet to highlight the decor on shelves and coordinate with the bright yellow kitchen island.
These are just 10 ideas you can discuss with your kitchen designer as you begin the process of designing your new kitchen! Don’t be afraid to let your kitchen celebrate who you are!