Transforming a kitchen from a previous homeowner’s style to your own, or creating a new kitchen in a new home is a big and challenging undertaking. When I work with clients, I try to listen to what they like and want If they are not sure exactly what that is, I try to show them a variety of available options. You will likely be spending a lot of time in your kitchen cooking and entertaining, so it really should represent your personal style and not be based on a “trend” that may not last becoming increasingly popular as people look to simplify, wanting less cluttering their homes and their lives. Look for sleek lines. Cabinet door styles tend to be more basic, such as flat, or slab type, with fewer lines, tighter grains and softening colors and glazes. If you are seeking a more dramatic look, mixing and matching different textures and materials, such as wood veneers, high-gloss paints and stainless steel appliances can create a powerful effect Traditional design. Traditional values and memories bring great joy to many people. Therefore, the style of a traditional kitchen is attractive to them. Wood kitchens are the key element in traditional styling. Woods like oak, maple, cherry, and birch, tend to be the most common choices.
Bill Feinberg and his brother Joe own Allied Kitchen and Bath in Fort Lauderdale. They belong to the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the Bathroom and Kitchen Buying Group. For more information, call (800) 925-7660.