One little picture, ten ginormous ideas for you!
- Bold Colors On Bottom – If you decide to paint your cabinets with some bold, bright colors, try painting the upper cabinets and large components like oven cabinets white. The contrast will make the colored cabinets look even better, and it will keep the color from overpowering your space.
- Integrate The Dishwasher – You do see the dishwasher, right? It’s just there to the right of the sink. Many of today’s dishwashers have the controls at the top of the door so the front can be covered with a matching cabinetry panel.
- V-Joint Ceiling – A picture is worth a thousand words… just look how nice it looks.
- Smaller Light Fixtures – I’ve noticed a trend in the best looking kitchen photos around. The use of multiple, smaller, surface mount fixtures is definitely the in thing to do. No big single fixture, and I’m seeing zero recessed lighting anymore.
- Tall Windows Above The Sink – I really love the effect of having windows that go all-the-way from just above the sink almost to the ceiling. We have this in our kitchen and it looks great. I love the way these are trimmed, too. I’m assuming that there is another single window to the left of the sink out of the shot, otherwise somebody needs to notify the Deparment of Homeland Symmetry.
- Simple Crown – Can you call a square board crown molding? Yes, you can! Check out that crown at the top of the cabinets. The square lines and flat panels in this kitchen make it work!
- Solid Black Counters – It works in this kitchen, though I’m not sure if I’d like it. If I did go with solid black, I’m sure I would want to use a honed finish.
- Stainless Appliances – Julia at Hooked On Houses asked awhile back if stainless was on the way out. I said I thought so, but I wonder what else would have looked good here? Any ideas? I’d like to hear what other color you think would have worked.
- Exposed Hardware – These cabinets are made where the doors are flush with the face-frame, generally a higher-end style due to the need for absolutely square cabinet boxes. It allows the use in this case of a really pretty type of exposed hinge. Similar looks are available for other door/frame styles and it might be a nice change from seeing no hardware at all.
- Glass at Top – I love glass cabinet doors and I think using them up-high, close to the ceiling for things you don’t use that often (but are pretty) is a great idea. It’s functional and it looks great!
So what do you think? Did I miss anything you would want to incorporate into your kitchen? Did I leave you hanging with some questions? Let me know in the comments!