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The 6 important steps to designing a perfect kitchen

So you have decided that you want a designer kitchen for your home?

That is a fantastic way to make your stay there more pleasant, especially since it concerns the most visited room of them all.

Once you begin your design, you will immediately be met with a world of variety. There are millions of paint colours, tile, countertop and backsplash options that you can choose from. Which one is most important and how do you make it all work together? This is hard to answer, which is exactly why you will find this next guide so useful:

  • Countertops – simply put: getting the right design of your countertop can make or break the place. It is true that cabinets set the accent of the place, but countertops outright make a statement. As such, this area of your kitchen should always be turned into a focal point, with every other feature around it complementing it. The very first thing you should choose is the material and then the colour range. Once you have taken care of the material, picking the colour is actually easier.
  • Cabinets – sometimes cabinets account for nearly half the kitchen budget. It is easy to see why that is so: they occupy pretty much the same amount of space. The best piece of advice you can ever get here is to pick a colour that you like and that you think best fits your personality. While you may not pick cabinet style immediately, you should narrow down your choice for colour fairly soon, as that will dictate many of your other decisions.
  • Appliances – you shouldn’t ever finalise a cabinetry order before you know what appliances you will need. They impact the overall design in many ways, as you use them every day and they occupy key spaces in the kitchen.
  • Flooring – when it comes to choosing the floor, you have to coordinate it with the countertops, cabinets and appliances. But that is not all: it also needs to synergise with the floors of all adjacent rooms so as to create a nice flow. Many traditional and modern kitchens do well with hardwood and ceramic tile.
  • Backsplash – if you have taken the previously outlined steps, you are almost done with the kitchen design. The backsplash may be relatively small compared to other parts of the kitchen, but it can seriously clash with the colour scheme if you are not careful. A well-designed backsplash can be the jewel in the crown of your kitchen.
  • Wall colour – many people make the mistake of disregarding wall colour, but it is a vital part of the overall kitchen design. Depending on what features you have, various parts of the walls will be obscured by cabinets. Still, that doesn’t mean the remaining part should balance well with the backsplash, floor and cabinets.

By following this guide, you can get a wonderful kitchen design that truly makes you feel at home. Be sure to check out the options we have available on our website.

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