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Setting a Focus for Your Kitchen Design

Picking a theme for your kitchen design can be hard without goals. Use these tips to set a focus for your kitchen remodel before starting your remodel.

Setting a Focus for Your Kitchen Design

Kitchen remodels are one of the most exciting home improvement projects. 

When families aren’t enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities in the Front Range, most can be found spending time together in the kitchen. 

As one of the few places that families and friends can come together, kitchens hold a special place in our hearts. A kitchen redesign is an inspiring opportunity to improve the function and visual appearance of the room, but also to bring the family closer with a more welcoming living space. 

Unless you’re an interior designer, picking out the theme for your kitchen much easier said than done.  Use the guidelines below to set the right theme for your kitchen, then build your design from there.

Know your Priorities

Before looking at appliances and paint colors, take a moment to consider the real purpose of remodeling your kitchen. 

Many homeowners upgrade their kitchen to increase counter space, improve the visual style, or to improve ergonomics.  What is the reason for your kitchen remodel? Pick your top three priorities (or goals) and use those as inspiration for your project. 

Think about Color

Color plays a huge role in the appearance and feel of your home. Studies have actually proven that the colors in our homes can change our moods, and interior designers agree that it’s one of the most important parts of a beautiful room.  

While selecting your color scheme, consider the following questions:

  • Would you prefer to match the kitchen’s color theme with the rest of the home, or give it an independent color scheme?
  • Do you prefer warm or cool colors? 

Once these questions are answered, you’ll have a better idea of the tones that would work best in your design.

Think about Resale Value

Before undertaking any renovation project, consider the impact of the project on your home’s resale value.

Do you plan to move in the next few years? If so, it’s worth keeping in mind that few people share the same taste when it comes to interior design. Homeowners who plan to sell their home often use more “generic” interior design styles to ensure their home will be appealing to homebuyers. 

Homeowners trying to improve property value may add in-demand features like:

  • Double ovens
  • Stainless steel 
  • Granite countertops
  • Island Cooktops 
  • Tuck away storage 

Materials

The types of materials used to accent a room contribute to the design’s depth and texture. The materials used for your kitchen's plumbing fixtures, cabinet faces, and countertops can make an enormous difference in the overall appearance of your finished kitchen. 

Some of the most common materials used in kitchen designs include:

  • Stainless steel
  • Granite
  • Copper
  • Wood
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Bronze 

Learn more about mixing and matching different materials here

Layout

The layout of your kitchen plays a huge role in ergonomics, space, and functionality. If your kitchen is undergoing a complete remodel, you’ll need to select a new format for the space. The most common kitchen layouts include: 

Consider Working with Trusted Colorado Springs Kitchen Design Contractors

Even for people who enjoy interior design, taking on a full kitchen remodel can be an overwhelming challenge. Partnering with Colorado Springs kitchen design contractors is a great way to learn about local design trends and create the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

If you have any questions about the right design for your kitchen, contact our staff today at (719) 228-9400.

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