How to Create a Cohesive Kitchen

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How to Create a Cohesive Kitchen

May 15, 2021

We understand the important role the kitchen plays in homes in Colorado Springs CO and how they serve as the central hub of most homes. So when you’re building a new home and get to plan a brand new kitchen, it’s important not only to create a great layout, but you also want to find the right colors and finishes to create a cohesive look. That doesn’t mean everything has to blend and match; contrasts can work together surprisingly well to create a bold kitchen space if that’s what you want. The key is to find a mix that fits and, most importantly, that makes you feel happy and at home.

First and foremost, start looking for things that appeal to you. Often the best way is to cut out pictures or, these days, create kitchen Pinterest boards. You don’t have to limit yourself to what you see on Pinterest. Look at sites like Houzz and other home decor sites and then Pin colors, patterns, textures, and anything else that strikes your fancy. You don’t have to know why and you don’t have to limit yourself to specific colors, patterns, etc. Just go through and pin everything that appeals. Once you do that, you can start looking for the colors, patterns, and styles that seem to pop up the most and start pulling ideas from there.

The next step, once you’ve found things that appeal, is to narrow down that list to the must-haves, such as flooring and cabinetry, but also things like black or brass accents in handles, for example.

Once you have a feel for what appeals to you and what you’re really wanting to include, try making a mood board. You can do it old-school on poster board and paper or you can find programs or even make another Pinterest board where you can see all of your finishes, colors, cabinet styles, flooring, etc. and see how they look together. This is the time to look at each element and see how it works. You may decide you want a different type of counter based on the colors or style of cabinetry you choose. Mix, match, and explore variations until you find a combination that feels right.

You don’t have to start with every feature. As you start narrowing down choices, you can get ideas for things like fixtures that will work best with what you’ve chosen so far. By narrowing down parts of the kitchen, it gives you a better focus and sense of what will work best for other items like flooring or faucets. This saves you time, as you don’t have to go through all of the variations; you can focus in on specific styles and colors.

Try to see physical samples whenever possible, just to make sure they look the same in person as they did online or in photos. Also, you may be surprised by this, but you may want to leave your wall paint choice until last. Choosing cabinets and flooring are bigger choices and typically more permanent. Walls can easily be repainted, plus, once you have the bigger items chosen, you can more easily choose just the perfect shade of paint to complement the rest of your kitchen.

Ultimately, you may not be able to get everything you want, due to costs or availability, so try to be flexible and look for alternatives that will make you happy. In the end, the kitchens in your new homes in Colorado Springs CO will be a fantastic representation of you, your family, your lifestyle, and a place you’re happy to spend time, whether cooking or just hanging out.

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