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Steps In Choosing The Best Kitchen Finishes

August 14th, 2017 5:20pm

So, you've decided to do a kitchen renovation? Awesome! While you will find this is a fun experience, it can also get a little overwhelming at times, when it comes to choosing from your options when it comes to colors, patterns, and materials. Today we will be talking about finishes for your kitchen renovation to help you on styles you gravitate towards and your kitchen designer can help guide you the rest of the way!

Just an FYI: There are "decor" rules, for certain styles (modern, traditional, chic, etc.) but in the end, it's your home. If you want a modern kitchen style, but you really hate stainless steel, that's okay. Or perhaps you are considering traditional, but you want to add a retro lime green coloring to your kitchen. Go for it!

Your kitchen means you get the end-vote on what goes into it. With that being said, here are a few ideas for the counter, cabinet, and additional finishes.

Look In Ideas Books

Idea books are a great way to gather inspiration. Plus, an idea book will contain every single style you can possibly think of, ranging from modern to traditional to rustic to art deco, and everything else in between. Not only are they going to give you basic ideas on what finishes to add to your kitchen, but more intricate or alternative ideas.

Example: Instead of adding stainless steel to your modern kitchen, you can add stone or glass.

Some kitchen renovation companies will also have idea books you can look at OR they will have a book of previous work they have done in the past for real homeowners just like you.

Kitchen or Home Magazines

It doesn't matter where you are: the craft store, the grocery store or the bookstore, there are a multitude of kitchen and home magazines to look at. You can also look for recipe magazines, cooking magazines, wine and beer magazines, etc.

Home Decor and Design Sites

If you're a homeowner and you want to find finishes, kitchen ideas, color ideas, or just about anything else these home and design websites keep you from going into the process blindly. They give you a visual presentation and they usually contain hundreds if not hundreds of thousands of stories to read, pictures to look through, idea books and more. Some sites to consider; Houzz, HGTV, The Spruce.

You can also visit some unconventional sites like HomeAway, VRBO or Realtor. Then search by criteria, and get a sneak peek into other people's homes for ideas.

Hire A Kitchen Designer and Planner

Once you know what style and finishes you want for your dream kitchen, the next step is to put a majority of the planning into the hands of a trusted and professional individual. They can help you go through every step or only certain steps of your kitchen renovation to help you figure out finishes for your kitchen. This includes what looks good, what doesn't, what’s popular, what is not, etc.

They can help with features such as cabinets, counters, appliances, flooring, plumbing fixtures, lighting, tiles, hardware and more.

If you would like to hire a kitchen designer or you want more information about how this service can help you, contact Kitchens By Good Guys by visiting the website or calling 480.696.3524.


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