5 Tips For Taking Your Kitchen Design To The Next Level

Written by: Penny Siml on Friday, December 15, 2017

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in every home. From cooking dinner to doing homework, it serves as a central hub for your family. When it comes time to think about your kitchen design, you don’t want to cut corners or make sacrifices. What you do want to do is take your kitchen design to the next level.

Check out these great ideas for improving your custom home kitchen designs:

Butcher Block Island Counter

The granite or marble countertops you picked out for your kitchen look incredible. They’re everything you’ve ever dreamed of, but when it comes time to chop the veggies for dinner, they aren’t going to be the best surface. Instead of reaching for a cutting board, you can swing on over to your butcher block counter covering your kitchen island. Once you’re there, you can get to chopping and preparing dinner. What’s more is that the wood of the butcher block will add a natural element to the room and help soften the overall look of the room. 

Natural Stone Floors

Want a more rustic look without sacrificing style or function? Then a natural stone floor could be just what your kitchen needs. Perfect for a rustic, farmhouse style home, your kitchen design will be complete with a natural stone floor. It’s the unparalleled way to bring a little bit of the great outdoors indoors. The best part is that natural stone is cost-effective, easy to clean, and extremely durable, so you won’t have to worry about spills in the kitchen anymore.

Use Tinted Grout

Who doesn’t love a good backsplash? A tile backsplash is an easy way to instantly enhance the design and feel of any kitchen. But, you can enhance your backsplash even more by using a tinted grout. Rather than using the standard white grout to fill in the spaces between the tiles, a tinted grout can make tiles pop off the wall. For example, if your kitchen design incorporates white subway tiles, a gray grout allows you to create a more antiqued look and allows the tiles to stand out on their own.

Under Counter Lighting

No matter how many overhead lights you put in your kitchen, it’ll never seem like you have the right lighting where you need it or want it. Recessed lights help illuminate the room while island lights really help when you’re making dinner, but they won’t light up the areas under your counters. Instead, you need under counter lighting to make meal prep smooth. Not to mention, when you have under counter lighting, you’ll realize just how much more space you actually have on your countertops.

Glass Cabinet Doors

One issue that many homeowners face in the kitchen is that it feels cramped and closed off. To create a more airy and open feeling in the kitchen, you can install glass panel doors on your upper cabinets. By using glass doors, you’ll be able to see inside of the cabinets, which makes it feel less closed off. You can take these cabinets even further by installing lights inside of them. The lights will make the kitchen brighter while also creating a great visual effect inside of the cabinets.

Are you ready to get started on your custom home project? The Indianapolis custom home builders at Carrington Homes would love to hear about the ideas you have for your kitchen design and for the rest of your home. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!


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