KEYSTONE KITCHENS, INC.
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling BLOG
“Keystone Kitchens, Inc. is a full service kitchen and bathroom remodeler in Woodinville, Washington. We’re family owned and proud of our experienced employees that work as a team to create beautiful spaces every day.”
19510 144th Avenue NE, Suite A7
Woodinville, WA 98072
#1 FOCAL POINT(S)
Consider one or more focal points. Focal points are areas of interest, emphasis, or difference within the space that capture and hold your attention. A range, hood, backsplash, center island or accent countertop are all examples focal points. Other objects in the room should support and not compete with the decided focal point(s).
# 2 TEXTURED SURFACES
Visible grain on timber, brushed metals, honed, leathered, or textured countertops add depth and create a layered look with tactile materials.
#3 NEUTRAL-COLORED CABINETRY
Neutral-colored cabinetry and earthier tones can work well and create a timeless scheme that may feel homey and calming. Neutrals do have undertones which can include shades of blue, yellow, green, red, and violet. Sometimes, neutrals can be incompatible with other colors.
#4 ADD AN ISLAND (IF POSSIBLE)
Islands continue to gain popularity in the kitchen (if there’s room) as they provide circulation for multiple people and provide additional counter space for prep, eating and entertaining. Sightlines are desirable with this feature. Forty-two to 48” are comfortable dimensions for clearance.
#5 THOUGHTFUL STORAGE PLANNING
When it comes to storage, consider ease of use and accessibility. Full extension, soft-close drawers, pullouts, spice and trash pullouts have gained popularity in the kitchen. Take inventory of your kitchen items, the importance and frequency of use and plan storage around your working triangle (sink, refrigerator, cooktop). Seasonal and infrequently used items can be stored at harder-to-reach locations and further away from that important work triangle.
To create harmony, consider the 60-30-10 rule! Sixty percent of the room will be a base color; 30 percent acts an accent color and 10 percent is reserved for a burst of color.
#7 TWO-TONED KITCHENS
Today, many homeowners are pulling away from uniformity and embracing contrast with two-toned kitchens. This is an opportunity to play with color, layer neutrals or vary tonality of a single color.