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Cornerstone Design and Remodel

December 04, 2015 14:02 ET

5 Ideas for Your Kitchen Remodel

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2015) -  Cornerstone Design and Remodel, a leading San Diego kitchen remodel contractor, recommends to always start with the following thoughts prior to diving into your remodel project. Your kitchen is one of the major focal points of your home, so when you're considering a remodel, it can get stressful to sort through all the options. One of the first steps you need to take is to pick a theme, which you'll then use to select colors, wallpapers, cabinets, and so on. See if one of these five catches your fancy.

1. Minimalist

If you're a fan of simplicity, a minimalist kitchen design will suit you perfectly. Minimalism thrives on light colors like white or beige, which help "open up" a room, so keep this in mind when choosing wall colors and floor tiles. Opt for floating shelves and "built-in" storage spaces over cabinets, upgrade your appliances to be modern-looking and energy-efficient, and consider keeping a houseplant (or growing herbs in the windowsill) to add tranquility and a pop of color. Avoid a kitchen island if possible, as it can make the space seem smaller.

2. Rustic

The rustic kitchen design look is all about wood, usually the darker the better. Choose a dark wood or natural-looking stone tile for the floor, and look for deep, rich colors for your cabinets and kitchen table (mahogany is one particularly gorgeous option). Warm light will complement this style the best, so avoid fluorescent bulbs. Wall-mounted pots and pans add a quaint touch, and an in-kitchen fireplace ramps up the homey feel even further.

3. Modern

Many urban professionals favor ultra-modern kitchen designs for their condos and houses. Modern designs revolve around metallic and monochrome color schemes, so pair silver appliances with white cabinets and a black-tiled floor for a sleek, quasi-futuristic feel. Top it all off with hanging lights, well-organized counters, and fully updated appliances.

4. Southwestern

If you love bright colors and an artistic flair, the Southwestern-style kitchen design may be a perfect option. Cheerful yellows, oranges, and reds work well for walls and decorations, giving the room an inviting, sunny feel, and a similarly warm-colored tile will pair well. You can go wild with decoration; folk art and pottery are popular choices for the theme. If you select bright colors for the walls, keep the cabinets and appliances neutral to avoid clashing or the sensation of "color clutter".

5. Utilitarian

You're the type of person who likes to know where everything is...and have enough storage space to keep it all. In a utilitarian kitchen design, the aesthetics take second priority to the functionality, so for color and style, it's as simple as choosing the ones you like. Focus on ample counter space, creative storage spots (like hiding a cabinet in your kitchen island), and accessories that help you stay organized like a wall-hung spice rack. One or two well-placed pieces of art will help provide personality and style without being overwhelming.

All of these options combine style with practicality, coming together for a room that's easy to navigate and pleasant to look at. Use these ideas as a springboard for your own kitchen remodel, fine-tuning them to suit your unique tastes and personality.

Cornerstone Design and Remodel is a full service Kitchen and Bath remodeling company in San Diego for over a decade. We offer in-home design services and sales. You will get incredible results from our team of skilled craftsmen who excel in all areas of Kitchen and Bath remodeling.

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