This kitchen design plan is one I recently created for a client who wanted a kitchen that was inviting, classic, and practical. I chose materials that would give the kitchen a balance of warm and cool while remaining timeless and neutral.
1. Verona Rug (Home Decorators) 2. Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl 3. white classic cabinet doors/drawers 4. glass front upper cabinet doors 5. Quartz Counters in Raven (Caesarstone) 6.white subway tile backsplash with Laticrete Spectralock Powder Grout in Light Pewter (Lowe’s) 7. stainless steel appliances 8. woven window shade (Made by: Ambria, collection: Rangoon; color: Green Tea) 9. Pendant Light (Lowe’s) 10. Pfister Avalon 2 Handle High Arc Faucet in Stainless Steel (Home Depot) 11. oil rubbed bronze bin cup handle pulls/knobs (Amazon) 12. American Lifestyles Bay Breeze Pub Chairs (Overstock)
We looked at a variety of flooring options, but ultimately settled on wood because the warm wood provides the perfect balance against the cool stone counters. Additionally, wood floors will help the kitchen flow with the rest of the house, creating a sense of cohesiveness in the client’s home.
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To break up the bank of upper cabinets, I suggested using glass front doors on a select few of the uppers. These cabinets can serve as a great way to display favorite pieces of china or even your everyday dishes and glasses while also creating visual interest.
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Quartz countertops were selected for the client for several reasons. Cost-wise, Quartz is pretty comparable to granite, but it is more durable and holds up to staining better. It also comes in a less shiny sheen than granite, which I think looks better and is easier to maintain. The dark gray color provides visual interest as it contrasts against the white cabinets.
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If you are having a hard time selected a finish for your appliances, I would always suggest stainless steel. They are versatile and give a nice reflection of other colors in the room. White can be stark and draw the eye to the appliances rather than put them in the background. I also think stainless appliances give the feel of an updated, professional kitchen.
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I can’t wait to see how this kitchen turns out!
I’m seriously loving this design plan so much, I’m thinking about incorporating some of the elements into my own kitchen!