When customizing a kitchen, the most important question you have to ask yourself is: what inspires you? What makes you want to both cook and eat whatever it is that you desire? Whether it is a rustic, traditional country style, or a sleek and modern colder aesthetic – this is where you’ll be spending the majority of your time in your home. Being comfortable hosting company in your kitchen is also an important factor to consider as well, as “kitchen parties” are increasingly popular amongst the younger generation.
A classic and practical look for any kitchen that you may customize is the addition of an island. It can make preparing meals much easier, as well as providing a centerpiece for everything in your kitchen to revolve around. Deciding on whether you want an island in your kitchen is probably the best place to start, and then work your way around it. Placing bar stools on the outside of your island gives off an inviting and warm impression as well.
There are several different approaches and materials you can choose when customizing your countertops. It’s an important decision because they ultimate give off the feel and atmosphere of your kitchen. The two main alternatives that people typically decide between are granite or marble countertops. Marble countertops can be elegant, cool and light – simple to work on and easy to clean. However, as attractive as it can be, marble is generally easier to develop etches and scratches. Granite countertops are a natural product with a timeless quality and appeal. They do not mark up easily and can handle wear and tear pretty well, making for a pretty durable counter. The con with granite though, is that if it is not sealed correctly the sealant can wear off and a poorly sealed counter can absorb wine, juice, or other ingredients. All of these pros and cons are things to consider when making your decision.
Creating a custom kitchen design is no easy task, but it’s one that will surely pay off dividends in the end.