Today’s kitchen has evolved into the single
area in our homes where we want to center our attention. With so much focus on this
high profile space, it’s no wonder we’re overwhelmed with where to start in creating a look we’ll
love, with all of the form and function we’ll want for a long time. Since a project like
this requires an investment, we have some input to help you choose well.
Some door styles have stood the test of time, while others are hot right now. Having a feel
for what we see is popular might help you hone in on the look you love. Cabinetry with
clean, simple lines is in high demand today, with choices ranging from doors with wide
frames, to small details on the door’s edge. Furniture detailing is also popular. Depending
on your personal style, you might prefer a more traditional option, with refined details
on the door and drawer fronts. Color preferences are very personal, and the
color of your cabinetry will set the tone for your entire room. Today, choices include
an astonishing range of fashionable favorites – be sure to choose what makes you feel at
home! Don’t forget to think about how your cabinetry color will relate to the flooring,
wall color, and any other kitchen surfaces. With today’s kitchen touted as the new American
family room, keep in mind adjacent spaces and what coordinates well with your home furnishings.
Mixing things up by combining contrasting or coordinating colors in the kitchen is a
trend that homeowners and designers have embraced whole-heartedly. Consider a kitchen perimeter
in one color; say — your favorite wood stain, and then add an island in a painted finish.
Or maybe you’d rather reverse it, and include a richly finished island. You can even add
personality by pairing up harmonious door styles, countertop materials, or hardware
pieces. Just make sure your choices accomplish the goal of creating a backdrop you’ll treasure
living in every day! Following our passion for all things culinary,
today’s kitchen must be as user-friendly and efficient as possible. A must-have on any
list is a pull-out wastebasket. If you have the space, you could even create a recycle
center. The available storage options are endless, and are totally up to you! Maybe
spice storage and tray dividers will be important, or, perhaps, the convenience of roll trays
or drawers with interior organization, are key. Choose what will best organize your essentials
and keep your life running more smoothly as you navigate your daily routine.
As a final thought, don’t forget decorative elements–they add the finesse that truly
complete your kitchen. The finer details – such as crown moulding to top your cabinetry – can
be simplistic, or as ornate as your imagination takes you. Adding decorative legs or feet
can turn a simple cabinet into a piece that mimics favorite furniture. And creating a
focal point with glass doors or open shelves is the perfect way to display favorite things,
while giving others a glimpse of your individuality. Today, as we embrace the notion that “staying
in is the new going out”, it is even more reason to make sure your kitchen reflects
who you are. Choose well and live happy! When it’s time to make your kitchen
dreams come true, choose Omega.