Are You Designing An Elegant Kitchen?

Have you moved into an older home that needs to be remodeled? Perhaps you are designing a brand new home or maybe you are redoing just the kitchen in your present home. Whatever the circumstances are that lead you to designing an elegant kitchen, from selecting granite countertops to buying elegant decorative pieces, here are some ideas that might help you to create a unique and usable kitchen for you to enjoy with your friends and family members.

The Basics - Consider starting with your selection of countertops, such as from Artisan Granite & Marble. Have you ever wanted granite countertops? If you are designing a kitchen with an elegant theme, granite countertops are more than likely your best bet. If you want a bold and dramatic elegant look, consider getting dark gray or even black granite countertops. For a softer look, consider off-white or white granite countertops. Besides being elegant and beautiful, granite countertops are very durable and easy to care for. While they may cost a bit more money than some other countertop choices, you will more than likely later decide that the money you spent on the granite countertops was one of the best choices you made in designing your elegant kitchen. Granite cabinets come in so many patterns that you might have trouble selecting the one you want. A trained salesperson will have the training and the experience to lead you to exactly the right ones for your kitchen. Select cabinets that complement the color of your granite. 

The Decor - Since you are wanting to establish an elegant mood as you design your kitchen, think of borrowing ideas from your living room and dining room. For example, if you have selected a large crystal chandelier for your dining room, consider selecting a smaller version of that chandelier for your kitchen. The same goes for your kitchen furniture. For example, you may have selected antiques for some of your living room furniture. If so, consider selecting an elegant antique kitchen table and surrounding it with chairs that are upholstered in an elegant but durable fabric. Consider buying beautiful shelves that will hold elegant collectibles. Think about shopping for one of a kind decorative pieces at places like boutiques, gift shops, antique stores and even at auctions. As you shop for things like dishes and serving pieces, think of buying elegant items that will match the mood you have established in your newly designed kitchen.