Choosing finishes is a fun part of a kitchen renovation but can also be anxiety-inducing. An easy place to start is with the biggest expense and that is kitchen cabinetry. Cabinets will set the style of the kitchen and will be what people notice first.
There are dozens of styles to choose from so you’ll need to determine if you like the look of a traditional farmhouse kitchen or if you lean more towards a contemporary vibe. After that, the remaining finishes should complement your chosen style.
Aside from appliances, countertops are the next biggest expense and often budget will decide whether you go with laminate, butcher block, solid surface or stone. A popular trend is to have one countertop material around the perimeter of the kitchen and another material for the island. This is not only an interesting design detail but can be a budget saver too if you choose an inexpensive material for the perimeter and splurge on the smaller island countertop.
Other finishes to consider are cabinet hardware, lighting, faucet and sink. Be careful not to have too many metal colours in your kitchen. They don’t necessarily have to match but they should complement each other. Range hoods have become a style feature in recent years and there are many styles. Think about the best style that complements your cabinets. The backsplash you choose can really reflect your personal style and add understated elegance or bold drama.
The finishes you choose can make a powerful design statement and give your kitchen a custom look. When planning your kitchen renovation, come talk to us. We carry the latest in style and technology and we’ll help you achieve the perfect kitchen that best fits your needs and budget.