“You know what you don’t see in my kitchen?” Kristen said. “A television. A radio. A computer. If it can bring the news in here, it stays out there,” she added, pointing through a gracious archway into the family room. “The kitchen is my place to get away from everything.”
As Weston kitchen remodeling contractors, we know that every family uses their kitchen in their own way. What we’ve seen lately, most likely in response to the stress associated with the pandemic, is increasing numbers of homeowners designing their kitchens as intentionally serene, restful places.
“I told our kitchen designer I wanted a timeless space – a classic kitchen that didn’t intrude on my mood. A beautiful room where I can get lost making cookies – or doing the dishes.” Kristen gestured toward the large window over the sink. “Look at that view. Being in here allows me to be totally in the moment.”
What are the essential elements of a serene, restful kitchen? Consider the following:
A calming, neutral color palette. Color is very powerful and evokes strong emotions. Your Weston kitchen remodeling contractor will work with you to identify the suite of colors you find soothing and appropriate, and then integrate them into your new kitchen design. This can work in various ways, from wall coverings and flooring through cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and more.
Quality natural materials. Serenity can be expressed in stone, bamboo, hardwood, and other natural materials that add grace and beauty to your kitchen design. Countertop is often the most obvious, impactful space to choose a natural material, as it attracts so much attention. There are so many beautiful natural and engineered stone countertop options to choose from – but don’t overlook the appeal of bamboo – a popular, sustainable option.
Have questions about planning your idyllic kitchen retreat? Get in touch. We’re here to answer and happy to help you achieve your dream kitchen.