March 31, 2021
Kitchen Styles – Reflect Who You Are in Your Space
Gold or rose gold accessories, open shelving, uniform counters, wooden accents. This style is all about the minimalist approach with an emphasis on natural elements; think natural wood floors with bright, tropical coloured accents, and a mix of dark and light cabinets. This style is all about keeping the structural elements simple, which makes it one that won’t go “out” for a long time. Choosing a Bohemian approach allows for more changes to the appearance of the space over time because the space gets its pop of bright colours from accents the client chooses personally such as area rugs, accent chairs, small appliances or floral arrangements.
2. Country Chic
Wood and wood grain is centre stage in this approach. Often, texture is created by using multiple layers of the same colour family. Clients can use one type of wood with different stains to create intrigue, or even the same colour stain applied to several different types of wood. This style has a modern touch with clean lines, and will incorporate smaller, unique elements such as a copper range hood or sink, bronze or black accessories or a pebble stone backsplash.
This style is incredibly flexible because you can incorporate elements from other styles within it. Like muted colours, but want a farmhouse sink and also like brass accessories? With a contemporary approach the goal is to streamline the basics but add complex layers that otherwise may not suit such as a herring bone backsplash or black framed windows. This style focuses on organization – glass uppers or open shelving? Not here! Clients preferring a contemporary style usually just want to have a kitchen that stylishly screams “a place for everything, and everything in its place” as the saying goes.
4. All White
For some, the white kitchen will always be where it’s at. And it’s understandable. White is clean and inviting, bright and creates the perfect canvas as a backdrop for any cook. This style can actually be incorporated as a sub-
style to any other in that, an all-white kitchen can be modern, country, contemporary, or any combination thereof. Because the colour itself is essentially the style, it can be further customized depending on the door styles selected, as well as accompanying materials such as tiles, hardware, appliances etc.
Whether your childhood cabin was your inspiration, the après ski lodge, or a romantic Victorian Inn you stayed at for a weekend, one thing holds true for a more Rustic approach – warmth! Earthy tones, deep stained wood, metal accents, and natural elements lay the groundwork for this style. Granite, travertine stone, copper and brass, live edge wood and layers of visible wood grain are all go-to’s for this approach.
If you are contemplating renovating your kitchen or bathroom, please feel free to reach out – we’re here to help make your renovation planning easier.