Designing your dream kitchen gives you the chance to finally get the look, storage and function you want. But, you’ll probably discover there are quite a few choices to make.

Maybe you like several types of design styles. What kind of storage works best? How can you choose between those stunning grey and beige granite countertops?

It all comes down to knowing what to look for to not only get your dream kitchen, but a kitchen you’ll truly love for years to come.

Try A Transitional Style

If you’re having a hard time deciding between styles, a transitional style is the best choice to look for. Designing your dream kitchen means choosing something that you’ll want to use for years. A completely modern style might not make you happy a few years later. On the other hand, an older style might get boring quickly.

Kitchen trends come and go, but you probably have certain styles and features you still love no matter what. A transitional style means you merge more traditional themes with modern elements. Transitional styles are the most popular choice for kitchens, but you can definitely customize them to your dream kitchen.

Look For Innovative Storage

Drawers and cabinets aren’t the only storage options for kitchens. When designing your dream kitchen, look for innovative storage ideas customized to your needs. For example, you might have a wine rack in between two upper cabinets. Or, you might use your baseboard area to add a pan drawer. We have quite a few guides to help you see just how many storage options are available:

Opt For Custom Cabinets

When designing your dream kitchen, always look for custom cabinets. Stock cabinets can work, but you’ll always feel like you’re compromising in certain areas. Plus, it’s difficult to fully maximize your space when you’re forced to only use a few specific sizes.

Custom cabinets give you choices. Choose the size, function, organization and much more. You can even choose the materials used. Your kitchen will thank you for going custom and your friends will envy your unique kitchen.

Combine Elements From Various Sources

While you may already have a dream kitchen in mind, take some time to look at other kitchens. Browse through images on Pinterest. Check out friends’ and family’s kitchens. Look at current trends and various styles.

Now for the fun part. Don’t try to just copy someone else’s kitchen. Combine the elements you love into your dream kitchen. A specific color, type of lighting, cabinet style, organization methods and so on can all come from different sources. Together, they create a kitchen you’ll love.

Think About Function And Convenience

Designing your dream kitchen also means deciding on the right layout. You’ll want to look for cabinets and appliances that best fit the layout you want. Think carefully about the function and convenience when designing a layout. You’ll want to design your cabinets to make it easy to reach things as you cook and entertain. The more convenient and functional, the more dream-like it’ll feel every time you walk into your kitchen.

Match Your Home At Least A Little

It’s easy to get carried away, but the last thing you want is to design your dream kitchen and discover it clashes horribly with the rest of your home. While your kitchen doesn’t need to match exactly, it shouldn’t be a shock to the eyes when you walk in. Add design elements that help your kitchen match, at least a little. This is especially true if you have an open kitchen that connects with your dining room and/or living room.

Designing your dream kitchen is fun. Contact us today to find out how we can help create the custom kitchen cabinets of your dreams.

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