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Choosing the Materials for Your Custom Kitchen

What Materials Are Right for Your Custom Kitchen

If you’re planning a custom kitchen remodeling project, it’s important to take time to select the right materials for your custom kitchen. Chatting with a kitchen designer is one way to tap into professional know-how about local prices on certain materials, as well as their durability. You want to ensure that the materials that you use for your custom kitchen will look beautiful, while also passing the test of time. We’ve compiled the top ten parts of a kitchen remodeling project that you’ll need to consider for your custom kitchen below.

Flooring

We can all agree that flooring suffers the most wear and tear in any kitchen. Functionality and material are incredibly important for the flooring in your custom kitchen. You want to choose a flooring option that can stand the test of time, while also looking fresh and modern. A kitchen designer can walk you through your options. Ceramic tiles, natural stone and solid wood are just a few of the options for those on a higher budget. Vinyl, concrete, or laminate are more affordable options for those doing a custom kitchen project on a budget.

Countertops

New countertops are one of the most visible upgrades for any custom kitchen project. Countertops can be made from a variety of materials such as soapstone, granite, tile, or even glass. There are really so many options for materials for your custom kitchen countertops, that you’re sure to find something that matches your style and your budget. However, be sure to discuss not only the durability of the material, but also how well the material cleans.

Walls

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a new kitchen, but wallpaper is another option to consider for your kitchen’s walls. However, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box; tile can offer a gorgeous addition to your walls, as well. Additionally, wood beams can be added to your ceiling for a rustic look. Consider all of your options for walls for your custom kitchen project to ensure that you create your dream kitchen.

Crown molding

If you want to add a touch of elegance to your custom kitchen project, using crown molding is a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Even If you’re on a budget, crown molding is one way to make your custom kitchen project look even more polished. Crown molding can range in price, so be sure to discuss this option with your kitchen designer.

Windows

Natural light is a gorgeous way to illuminate your new custom kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t already have some windows, you may want to talk with your designer about adding some. Natural light enhances the warmth of a room and creates a feeling of spaciousness.  Plus, windows bring the great outdoors – indoors.

Lighting

In addition to natural light, you’ll need to consider what type of light fixtures you want for your custom kitchen. Whether you want a chandelier, lamps, or modern fixtures in your ceiling, you’ll need to chat through your options with your designer. Lighting placement is something to be considered when designing your custom kitchen, as electrical requirements must be analyzed.

Cabinets

Cabinets can often be one of the most expensive parts of a custom kitchen project. Materials like wood, as well as labor costs, can easily price into the tens of thousands. This is a good reason to consult with a professional regarding your custom kitchen projects.  Your kitchen designer should be able to mesh your budget with your specific needs while helping you design a kitchen which will represent your own personal style.

Appliances

Appliances are a necessary component of any kitchen remodeling project, and there are a multitude of options. Hideaway refrigerators are very popular with custom cabinetry to conceal your appliances. Additionally, stainless steel appliances are another great way to take your custom kitchen to the next level.

Furniture

Be sure to consider your furniture and your furniture placement long before you start work on your remodeling project. It’s important to consider capacity, traffic, placement and the size of your furniture to ensure that it fits well into your kitchen. Additionally, you’ll want to select furniture that matches the style of your new custom kitchen.

Decor

Kitchens are predominantly functional, but don’t forget that  nice decor can’t make a huge difference. Chat with your kitchen designer about functional decor that will make your custom kitchen look even more special.