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Designing a Kitchen to fit Your Personality

Designing anything can be one of the most daunting tasks you can face. So many choices and decisions that your mind can seem to be on overload. And one of the most daunting areas of the home to design is the kitchen. Today let's talk about designing a kitchen to fit your personality.

While some of you may thrive on figuring the perfect layout and accessories that go into a kitchen design I am exactly the opposite. Just when I think I know how I want my kitchen to feel and how the work flow should be laid out I change my mind or something else catches my eye and I need to adjust my plans. To help get my indecisiveness under control I've learned to use these simple steps.

  • Before you start, decide on a theme to carry through out the design of the room. Are you more inclined to an urban feel than country, or do your tastes run more modern as opposed to a provinsional style?
  • Once your decision is made you can then move on to the next decision which is new, redo or reuse. What elements of your current design do you love and wish to use in the new design. Ideally the major appliances are keepers and you won't have the major expense of replacing them.
  • Now that you have made it this far you get to do my favorite part of design, gathering inspiration from other people and publications. This can include taking ideas that you find in magazines and online like Pinterest and blogs that specialize in designing.
  • When this is complete you get to go shopping! It's great that there is so much available to choose from when we hit the store but it can be overwhelming if you are not prepared so it helps to list everything out and have the design choices made ahead of time.

What tips can you add to this list to help others design their kitchen to fit their personality?

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  • Sisteract
  • by on Jun. 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM
  • My hubs and I designed our own kitchen, drew up the plans and then hired a crew to do the work.

    We love the results, although the 4 mos of no kitchen and the ensuing mess was a drag-

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  • Bob192
  • by on Jun. 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM
  • Make it fit your lifestyle.  We have an open concept kitchen/dining/living and it works so well for entertaining!

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  • Sisteract
  • by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

  • Quoting sanj1213:

    Magazines help me with ideas. I love this kitchen btw it's huge. 

    I love kitchen magazines.

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