When it comes to kitchen design inspiration, the options are a’plenty. Considering the kitchen is the heart of the home, putting careful thought into storage, appliances, hardware, lighting and creative finishes ranks higher than any other room.
Kitchen Design Inspiration – Designer Tips
Designer Tip: “I typically suggest an island 5′ wide by 8′ long. You don’t want it to look like an aircraft carrier. And when cleaning up, you want to be able to reach across it effortlessly.” -Christopher Peacock
Designer Tip: “It is my firm belief that upper cabinets are just not useful and actually impede the easy use of a kitchen. I therefore strongly advocate replacing them with simple open shelving. In one fell swoop, you have instantly enlarged the sense of the room and made the countertops below that much more comfortable for casual food preparation.” -Kathryn M. Ireland
Designer Tip: “Request unlacquered hardware whenever you can. Most of the big companies are offering it now, and the subtle bit of patina adds so much warmth to your house. Even if you never polish it, it will look just fine.” -Richard Bories + James Shearron
What’s your idea of the perfect kitchen? Mine is centered around a huge island with lots of stools and cherry-topped with large, visually interesting pendants. A space where family and friends can gather for impromptu sips and snacks.
There is a plethora of creative options for kitchen design, including cabinet paint colors, hardware, lighting and appliances at your fingertips. For more kitchen design inspiration, follow me on Pinterest. It’s home design gold. -xo
-Featured Image: Bria Hammel Interiors