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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?

by on Jun. 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM


Quoting PennOhioBabe: I like to watch show on hgtv to see different styles and get new ideas :)

by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Great ideas! 

by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I love HGTV! 

Quoting LuLuRex:

I love watching tv shows about home remodeling and I look at how rooms are staged in magazines or catalogues.

by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

I could spend a couple hours at Home Depot 

by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

i do too!! :D

Quoting Leelee1008:

I like to browse through lowes or home depots demo kitchens... 

by on Jun. 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

My hardest hurdle is knowing the FEEL I want but not knowing how to seek that out to put it into action. I google but what pops up is not at all what I want.

by Jen on Jun. 9, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Magazines are a great reference, as well as the internet, theres tons of websites to find ideas, and pintrest can be a great reference
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by on Jun. 9, 2014 at 10:16 PM

i like looking thru magazines to

by on Jun. 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and made it very family friendly. Easy to clean surfaces, lots of seating.

by Celeste on Jun. 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Good idea!

Quoting la_bella_vita:

I browse around on pinterest for ideas

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