Take Advantage Of Our Experienced Tips For Custom Kitchen Remodeling!
To ensure you get the most out of your kitchen remodeling project, it’s helpful to think about your current space. What do you like? What do you hate? What works functionally, but doesn’t fit your style? Evaluating your expectations and detailing what you want helps you process your project mentally and helps any designer you work with create a space that works for you.
Countertop & Cabinetry Input From Professionals.
After 35 years remodeling homes in Northern Virginia, we’ve learned a thing or two about design and function. Countertops and cabinetry are the primary components in your kitchen and tend to be the elements homeowners struggle choosing. While each decision is ultimately your own, we share our experiences so you feel informed and empowered to make your choice:
- Cabinetry: Check out pictures online and magazines showing functional, beautiful kitchens. Mark the pictures you like and start listing similarities in their designs. Are they all the same color, wood species, style? Check out these popular elements for pros and cons.
- Glass Fronts: These look great and can open up your space, but make sure your cabinets are organized so you’re not showcasing clutter.
- White Cabinetry: White cabinetry comes and goes in popularity so much that we feel it never goes out of style. It’s classic, traditional, and brightens up any space!
- Drawers: Drawers are becoming increasingly popular for custom kitchens. They’re ideal for aging-in-place remodeling because they’re easier to access than regular cabinetry. Integrated accessories help keep them organized.
- Countertops: Take a look at the pictures you pulled for cabinetry. Do you like the countertop? Do you like more pattern or less? Start listing similarities among the styles you like to get a better feel for your style.
- Matte or Shiny: Do you like your countertop to have a high sheen or do you prefer a more rustic matte or honed finish? High sheen countertops can look spotty when the light hits them just right, but some honed countertops can absorb oil easier if not sealed yearly.
- Busy or Simple: Some granites have a lot movement throughout the stone. Most people either love that or hate it. Busy stones tend to go nicely with less ornate and simpler cabinetry.