Countertops are an integral part of any kitchen design. Obviously, at Stone World, we take countertops very seriously. Whether you are looking for a granite counter, a marble or quartz option, or just about any other stone, we would love to help you bring your vision to life. However, while countertops are obviously important, there is more to a great kitchen than just a great counter. It takes an overall vision of what you want from your kitchen if you are going to be thrilled with the final product.
One of the reasons kitchen renovations can become such a costly endeavor is because all of the various elements that need to be purchased in order to complete the job. Fortunately, when the project is complete and everything is in its place, you are likely to love cooking and spending time in your new kitchen. Following are three important elements that you want to make sure are present in your design, along with a stunning counter.
This one is probably the most obvious of all. Adding great cabinets to your kitchen is a perfect way to compliment your new counter and the rest of the décor. Cabinets come in a wide-range of styles and sizes, and they can be finished in just about any color under the sun. Picking the right cabinets can be something of a painstaking process simply because of the number of options involved, but you need to commit yourself to sorting through the market until you locate just the perfect look. Also, the cost of cabinets can rival your counter in terms of the most expensive part of the project, so you want to leave nothing to chance with this part of the job.
Installing great looking appliances that also are highly functional is one of the best things you can do to raise the overall level of your kitchen. More specifically, using cheap appliances in an otherwise upscale kitchen will quickly lower the appeal of the space from a visual perspective. You want to make sure that you are picking appliances that fit your décor, whether you are going for a modern look or something more traditional. Just as there are plenty of cabinets on the market to consider, there is also an incredible number of appliances available depending on the budget you have in mind.
As a nice break from the expensive elements of appliances and cabinetry, lighting is something that you can add to your kitchen for a modest price tag which will have a major impact. Pendant lights that hang down over counters are increasingly popular, but lights which are recessed into the ceiling remain popular as well. Good lighting will not only give a wonderful feel to the space, but it will also make it easier to prepare food when your work spaces are well lit. You might not wind up putting as much time or effort into lighting as you will the other elements, but it certainly is going to have a major impact on the final appearance of the project.