Kitchen Style

What are the basics of kitchen design? Workflow (which will determine layout), appliances, storage and materials.
 
Workflow means how you move in your kitchen. Is your primary traffic pattern to go from the fridge for milk to your pantry for cereal and then cabinets for your bowl and spoon? Or do you find yourself stepping through complex choreography every time you cook one of your elaborate feasts? You’ll want to think about what parts of the kitchen you use most and make sure those areas are easy to access and have all the features you need.
 
The next step is to decide on your appliances. If you’re a serious baker, you might want to make space for a double-oven. An oenophile would love a wine fridge, and so on. Although your appliances do add to the final look, the same stainless-steel Wolfe range can fit just fine in a French-country kitchen as it can in a sleek, modern space.
 
The storage, or cabinets, make much more of an impact on the room’s decor. You can figure out whether you want open shelving where you can display all your matching china or closed cabinets to hide the clutter. Here’s where you can blow the big bucks, customizing to your heart’s content with all kinds of cunning nooks and crannies, or go off-the-shelf from your local home goods emporium.
 
The last step, materials, goes hand in hand with the storage. If you’re going to choose a rustic wood finish for your cabinets, you’ll want earthy pulls and perhaps a wide-plank or slate floor. If you go for spaceship-sleek finishes, perhaps a polished granite floor would look just right. You can have fun with the backsplash materials and colors, the counters, and the floors, and make the kitchen your comfort zone.
 
If you would love a few ideas, you can check out these sets that run the gamut from high-tech monochrome to retro-bright. Get inspired by over 100 kitchen styles, and collect your favorites!
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19 comments

ealkhaldi
Wrote 6 months ago
Amazing kitchen styles. Xoxo

olivias-rooms
Wrote 7 months ago
Great collection, thanks for adding mine!

luigiamaria
Wrote 7 months ago
Thank you for adding my set!!

nicolevalents
Wrote 7 months ago
Grazie per aver aggiunto il mio set a questa meravigliosa collezione..ne sono onorata..!! <3

vkevans
Wrote 7 months ago
thank you for adding my set.

hmb213
Wrote 7 months ago
Thank you for adding my set :)

mercimasada
Wrote 7 months ago
Wow so many great sets! I'm very flattered! Thx!

maxfield
Wrote 7 months ago
I'm so honored to be a part of this collection! Great stuff here!!!

luigiamaria
Wrote 7 months ago
Amazing collection! thank you for adding my set!:)

ambervogue
Wrote 7 months ago
great eye! wonderful!

taci42
Wrote 7 months ago
Thanks for adding my set.

didesi
Wrote 7 months ago
I appreciate your sense of taste dear. xox

anacpereira
Wrote 7 months ago
Thankx for adding my set :)
 
Great collection :)

melindairenes
Wrote 7 months ago
Great collection, thanks for adding mine!

tessbuckler
Wrote 7 months ago
Wow, great collection! Thanks for adding mine! ;-]]

flo-isabelle
Wrote 7 months ago
thanks for adding my set! Love the collection! :)

janephoto
Wrote 7 months ago
Amazing collection!!!!!
Thank you for adding my set!!!!!!!
xx

sophia-rech
Wrote 7 months ago
Amazing set!

shazgoldcoast
Wrote 7 months ago
thx for adding my set to yr collection..plz note that i don't want it used on any external sites, including social media, blogs or pinterest without prior permission. thx again xox

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