Top Design Tips For Kitchens | Shannon Bieter Interiors

Top Design Tips For Kitchens | Shannon Bieter Interiors

by Shannon Bieter, July 21, 2014

Have you been thinking of remodeling your kitchen?  If so, this post is for you.  There are so many choices when it comes to redesigning your kitchen.  Here are my top five tips for creating the perfect kitchen:

Tip #1: Cabinets

Buy cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling.  This tip will give you additional space for those rarely-used items but most importantly you will not have to deal with all the dust bunnies that gathers on top.  Here is a picture of a kitchen where the cabinets touch the ceilings.  I love the detail on these Warmington & North cabinets.

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Designer Larry Hooke; Warmington & North Cabinets

Tip #2: Island

Paint your island a different color from the rest of your cabinets.  This is a perfect opportunity to bring some variation and charm to your kitchen.  Using a darker paint color will also disguise scuff marks from the bar stool traffic.  I recently painted my island and used Benjamin Moore Stone Harbor Gray.kitchenisland

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Tip #3: Art

Most kitchens have so many hard surfaces, which make the room feel cold.  Art is the perfect solution to warming up a space.  Kitchens are the hub while entertaining, and so it’s a natural spot for showcasing a few pieces of your favorite artist.  I use a lot of my daughter’s art in our kitchen.

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The Renovated Home Design

Tip #4: Backsplash

There are so many cool glass, capiz and traditional tiles to choose from for the backsplash.  I always recommend buying a sample to make sure it coordinates with the colors on your countertops and cabinets.   Check out some of my idea books for kitchen backslashes on http://www.houzz.com/pro/sbieter/interiors-by-shannon-bieter-llc.

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Tiip #5: Hardware

Hardware is where you can really make your kitchen stand out.  The pulls and handles are the jewelry to your kitchen.  They can make a big impact on the look for a pretty reasonable price.  One of my favorite companies for choosing cabinet hardware is Schaub & Company.

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I hope these tips are helpful to you, and good luck with your renovation.  P.S. Can you believe August is almost here?    XX, Shannon

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1 Comment


  • Love these tips! And that hardware...drool...thanks for sharing!

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