Remodeling a home can be one of the most exciting yet stressful tasks you can undertake in your lifetime. What might start out to be simply replacing the countertops in your kitchen turns into a major production because there were details that you didn’t consider in your planning. It’s like replacing your carpet, only to find the new carpet makes your walls look dingy. Sound familiar?
Kitchen Design Styles
There are four fundamental design styles to select from for your new kitchen – traditional, contemporary, eclectic and modern.
A traditional kitchen is always classy and adds an element of style. Traditional kitchen styles focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail. Traditional styles are usually the most expensive.
- Cabinets – Consider a more furniture-style look with classic moldings such as shaker or European country styles.
- Countertops – Consider marble or granite to compliment your wooden cabinets
A contemporary kitchen is all about simplicity and sophistication. Color and hardware options are endless!
- Cabinets – Consider cabinets that have sleek lines such as shaker or flat surface cabinets. Contemporary styles are usually the most affordable.
- Countertops – Consider solid surfaces such as stainless steel, concrete or glass countertops.
An eclectic kitchen combines elements from different origins and time periods to create a unified look and feel. Creativity is a must!
- Cabinets – Consider anything and everything from insert, distressed or beadboard cabinets. An eclectic style can be challenging to design, but provides a totally unique look.
- Countertops – Consider, butcher block, tile or even laminate countertops
A modern kitchen refers to the styles from the 1920s – 1950’s or has been referred to as mid-century modern.
- Cabinets – Consider cabinets with strong lines and create a sleek look with minimal hardware
- Countertops – Consider solid or laminate countertops
It is true that the cabinets and countertops are the focal point of any kitchen, but don’t overlook the rest when you are putting together your budget. To make your kitchen remodel really work, you may also need to:
- Repaint walls
- Replace floors
- Update appliances
- Select new window treatments
Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops – Allentown PA
Shop at Keystone Supply Outlet in Allentown, serving Bethlehem and all of the Lehigh Valley area, to view many samples of our kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops for your remodeling project. As a local business, we’re committed to your satisfaction and provide exceptional customer service before, during, and after your purchase. Contact us for more information.