Once the general floor plan of your new kitchen is drawn up, the designing fun kicks into high gear! Now it’s time to decide on the specific details of your kitchen – what NorthWoods Manufacturing owner Bill Rutherford calls the Kitchen Bells & Whistles.
From tip-out sink drawers and lazy Susans to features that help organize cutlery, pantries, appliances, and pots and pans, there are plenty of options to consider. The choices continue to cabinet door styles, wood finish options, and under cabinet task lighting – all little details that make a big difference in the overall look and functionality of a kitchen.
Creating a great kitchen can be pretty personal. Some people know exactly what they want before the planning begins. Others need a bit more time to consider the options. A new or remodeled kitchen is a big investment in your home, and it’s important to take the time and get the guidance you need to explore the myriad choices available and select the features that will work best for you and the kitchen you want to create.
Facing so many kitchen choices can be a bit overwhelming. Looking through home magazines or visiting websites is a great way to become familiar with the variety of alternatives and to develop ideas of how you’d like your kitchen to look and flow.
Houzz – a home design, decorating and remodeling website – is a terrific starting point. Here, visitors may peruse thousands of photographs and layout ideas, as well as get a look at the multitude of kitchen Bells & Whistles – wood type, cabinet styles, counter and backsplash materials, sinks and faucets and appliances and more. At Houzz, you can even create a personal “idea book” for your new kitchen to share with your designer.
So, go ahead – flip through home magazines, check out the great ideas at Houzz and other sites, put together ideas for your dream kitchen. Then give NorthWoods a call. Our designers will help bring your dream kitchen to life!