Many people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. That is where many meals are taken, from a quiet sandwich while reading a book to a large dinner party with more cooks than dishes. Getting your kitchen right only means getting it right for you and your uses. There are many things that can contribute to the overall look of this popular room.

A Good Base

You need a good foundation to build the design on and your floors, cabinets and countertops certainly set the stage for what is to come. You will need to make decisions about light or dark finishes, painted or wood stains and quartz, soapstone or granite countertops. You may need to seek someone with a trained eye to help select the quality granite Pittsburgh enjoys in their homes.

Add Some Color

The walls are the most natural place to add a pop of color. Depending on your color choice, you can warm it up, cool it down, make it funky and modern or quiet and classical all depending on your paint color. Whatever hue you choose, it is recommended that you use at least a satin finish on walls to enable cleaning and a semi-gloss on trims and doors.

Textural Interest

You can say a lot about your style with texture. Chunky woven baskets and rustic distressed wood denote the Farmhouse Style, while sleek stainless steel and wire lend themselves more to an industrial flavor. Whichever way you go, make sure that all of the textural elements seem to belong together.

Drill a little deeper and add a few tchotchkes to really set the tone. A bowl of faux fruit, the artwork on the walls, an iron bird in the windowsill – any little personal touches that reflect your taste fit into this category and finish the room. Your warmth and personality can come out in this room for all to enjoy.

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