If you could plan your dream kitchen…….any style at all…..what would it be? Would you prefer clean, sleek lines, no clutter, stainless steel and smooth rich stained cabinets (no grain showing)?
Or do you see yourself in a cozy country kitchen with different paint colors on your cabinets – maybe distressed – some bright, fun flowers, a little decorative clutter, and café curtains on the windows?
Maybe you prefer Old World, Rustic, Transitional…….how do you define you style?
Do you know what you like? Or maybe only what you don’t like? Take a look at the kitchens below and see what style suits you best.
Do you like the look of these contemporary kitchens? No clutter, clean lines, rich stain?
Maybe that’s too contemporary? You want more stuff, more color, more curves and textures. See if these country kitchens are what you see yourself in:
Notice the curves, the two tone cabinets, the baskets, the country hardware as opposed to the sleek style of the contemporary kitchens above?
Still yet, you may prefer the “Old World” charm. Like the oversized farm sink, a cozy iron pot rack, the oil rubbed bronze fixtures, rich earthy colors and lots of European charm:
Like these rich, earthy textures, and the touches of iron? Make sure to check out the ceiling in the picture below.
Maybe you prefer some rustic touches?
Like this flagstone floor and stone entrance, beams on the ceiling.
Or the tree trunk chairs, bead board ceiling, leather and iron chairs.
Or these log walls.
If you’re somewhere in the middle of all these you might be dreaming of a more transitional space like these below:
images by BHG
So what’s your dream kitchen? Can you define your style?
It can be a tough decision remodeling a space like this. Remember your kitchen is one of the most important, if not the most important selling feature in your home. So in addition to designing a space for you to enjoy with your family and friends, be sure to keep that in mind.
If you are seriously considering a remodel do like I always suggest and start a file. Pull tear sheets of everything you like. Take pictures of models, restaurants, friends kitchens, etc…. You’ll start seeing some consistency there in what colors, textures and overall style you like. It will help you immensely once the selection process begins. Remodeling can be a very costly venture and one that you might find best done with professional guidance.
I hope these pictures helped you to define your style!