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10 Kitchen Design Ideas From Popular Kitchens

10 Kitchen Design Ideas From Popular Kitchens - Proline Range Hoods

When it comes to kitchen design, there are many new and innovative ideas that are getting people talking. Here we will share 10 kitchen design ideas from popular kitchens to give you inspiration for your own kitchen projects.

1. Work With Mixed Materials

Working with mixed materials is a great way to add interest to your kitchen space. The key is to create balance with mixed materials throughout the kitchen. You can create balance by making sure that different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

Whether you love the look of exposed brick and wooden beams to create a more modern, industrial vibe, or prefer contemporary environments, the rugged feel of mixed elements can be balanced with soft accents to create your dream kitchen design.

2. Create Strong Contrast

Two Tone Kitchen with Dark Teal Cabinets and a White Countertop

In kitchen design creating strong contrast is very important. Designing with contrast in mind creates visual interest and incites excitement and drama.

You can create contrast in your kitchen design by arranging opposite elements. For example, light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc. Complementary colors also work great, such as blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and violet.

3. Build Nifty Storage Nooks

Nifty Open Storage Shelves

The greatest kitchen designs not only look beautiful but are also functional spaces. Try designing your kitchen space with a place to store your spices, kitchen knives, and even your garbage can (see also 'How To Install A Garbage Disposal') and your kitchen will be looking cleaner than ever. These shelves are backlit to highlight the shelf’s unique accessories.

4. Get Creative With The Lighting

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Beautiful lighting can take any kitchen from basic to beautiful. Powerful lighting pieces in a kitchen also change the mood while adding an illusion of extra space.

All design elements are able to easily come together when the right lighting is achieved. It can transform any kitchen into a seamless combination of both functionality and style. This outdoor kitchen features beautiful lighting and is an elegant place to invite friends, family, and other guests.

5. Design Custom Window Treatments

Unique Kitchen with Custom Windows and Blue Shaker Cabinets

Window treatments can drastically enhance any kitchen's appeal. Whether it's window cornices, beautiful draperies, Roman shades, or a simple row of fabric, every window needs the perfect window treatment.

6. Invest in Custom Appliances

Custom Old-Fashioned Dresser

Custom appliances are the way to go when creating your dream kitchen design. You will not only use them often, but kitchen appliances take up a large majority of space in the kitchen. You’ll want to ensure you love the design.

Whether you are deciding on investing in a high-end stove or a custom range hood, you should love your kitchen appliances just as much or more than any other part of your kitchen. Choosing custom appliances that look beautiful, align with the hottest design trends, and come equipped with the latest technology features might be well worth your investment.

7. Get Creative With Your Kitchen Island

Large Kitchen Island in White and Turquoise Kitchen

With a little bit of love and extra planning, kitchen islands can be much much more than basic. Kitchen islands can also be your family dining table, your recipe book storage unit, or your pet’s personal food and drink station.

Needing kitchen island inspiration? Check our fresh post with plenty of unique kitchen island ideas.

8. Don't Forget The Flooring in Your Kitchen Design

Flooring is a key part of any kitchen design and can easily make or break your space. This is because our first interaction with a room is visual, and the first physical contact a person will have with your space is the flooring.

Flooring in kitchen design serves as a base foundation for your space and can ultimately impact its overall appeal. So make sure you choose designs and materials that you truly love.

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9. Design A Custom Backsplash

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The centerpiece of the kitchen is the range hood. Its most important design complement is the kitchen backsplash. Pair your range hood with a beautiful custom backsplash material that will show it at its best.

Make sure that your custom backsplash sticks to one color palette to go along with your kitchen countertops. This will give each element a nice cohesiveness, so they don't clash with each other.

10. Make the Ceiling Stand Out

Woman Posing in a Kitchen with Slanted Ceiling and Open Shelves with Dishware

When it comes to kitchen design many people often overlook the ceiling. Want to really customize your kitchen? Go bold up top for a touch of intimacy or a punch of energy.

Whether you build in beautiful box beams, add some elegant crown molding or paint the ceiling a cheery color, never underestimate the power of a ceiling and how it can transform any room.

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