We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether we’re preparing a meal for our family or entertaining guests. That’s why it’s one of the most talked-about rooms in the home, especially when you’re designing your home from the ground-up or seeking to remodel it. The kitchen has taken on many forms throughout the decades, originally exhibiting simple workspace vibes, transforming into elaborate spaces that we see in homes today. When you want to ensure that your kitchen is keeping up with ever-changing home design trends, it helps to stick to a particular style, and there are many to choose from when it comes to the kitchen. Here are some of the top kitchen styles to consider for your custom home.
Modern & Sophisticated
Homes these days tend to lean toward the minimalistic look, with subtle details and fewer items in the way to clutter up the space, and the kitchen is no exception. Gone are the days of displaying all of your fancy appliances and décor on the counter tops. Instead, this area is kept clean to allow for more space to work, making for a less busy appearance. Stick to classic design here with a neutral color palette, sculpted lines and simplistic details throughout. Add a hint of elegance with exotic wood accents or a pop of color to brighten up the space.
The rustic appeal of the farmhouse style is something that continues to occupy a prominent spot at the top of many design lists. Wood elements, like farmhouse tables, custom-made to your design specifications, as well as wood beamed ceilings and plenty of windows make you feel as though you’re in your very own country farmhouse, away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Be sure to utilize light colors, like cream, white and yellow to add that element of airiness to the room.
Not to be confused with modern kitchens, contemporary kitchens take it a step further, adding in elements of extravagance to the space. Marble backsplashes, artwork and a blend of new and old-world charm come together to create a space that’s completely unique to you. Contemporary kitchens also tend to include gourmet cooking appliances, plenty of seating and multiple islands to accommodate more guests for entertaining.
We live on the coast, which means that many Southwest Florida residents seek to bring coastal charm into their homes in virtually every room. Soft colors, like white, mint and baby blue are best utilized in this type of space, blended with elements to add texture to the space, like wicker bar stools, plant life, fabric window treatments and other beachy additions.
Other Kitchen Styles You Won’t Want to Miss
When it comes to the kitchen, there are many ways to design this space. Deciding on a theme for your kitchen, and for your home in general, will take some planning. Other top kitchen styles to consider include:
- Old World Design
- French Country
Remember, you want to design a kitchen space that not only works with the rest of your home’s style, but also works for your needs. There are so many styles to choose from, and each one is unique. Southwest Florida homes typically display coastal contemporary vibes, which means that many of these styles will work perfectly in the space, allowing you to enjoy this popular room in the home to new levels.
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