“If I had to describe my design style,” Brin said, “I guess I’d say one of a kind. I like things that are made by artists. Our dishes are pottery we bought when we were traveling. I want our home to be meaningful and about us, as a family. And that’s especially true in the kitchen, because we spend a lot of time cooking and eating together.”
“So how do I achieve that? How do you create a unique kitchen that doesn’t damage the value of the home if we want to sell it later? That’s my question for the Milton kitchen remodelers.”
There are several ways to approach the what makes a unique kitchen question. Color, cabinetry, flooring and layout are four good starting points. Color is perhaps the easy route to achieving a one of a kind kitchen. If you’re very concerned about the resale value of the home, make bold color choices on the walls, window treatments, dishes, linens, and small appliances – all items that can be easily painted over or replaced.
Cabinetry reflects a much larger investment. Here’s where the question of what makes a kitchen unique considers what is important to you. Cabinetmakers work in every style imaginable, including the family friendly country style that’s popular with parents of young children. Colored cabinetry is one option – in the Milton area, greens and blues are the top shades of the moment – as is furniture style cabinetry. When the opportunity arises to work with a local artisan woodworker, truly unique cabinetry becomes possible.
Flooring is one area where we see homeowners tending to be more traditional than experimental in their approach. People like proven flooring choices. That being said, achieve a unique look by exploring the wide range of options available. This is where your kitchen designer can be a real resource for you. They have access to so many resources, including creators of specialty flooring products.
Layout is often overlooked in the examination of what makes a unique kitchen. Positioning work stations, storage, appliances and potentially dining space within the kitchen can be done any number of ways.