Thanksgiving is over and if your holiday went anything like ours did, you are ready to take a nice long break from the kitchen.
Alas, it’s just not possible. So instead, why not consider a kitchen remodel? It will freshen up your home and hopefully inspire many meals to come! We’ll go over two of the hottest styles so you can choose which fits your life and home the best.
Associated with the chic city loft space, urban minimalism is a style that focuses on clean lines and simple color schemes. The kitchen is often the most chaotic space in the house, so consider this style a counterbalance. For every extra cook in the kitchen you will have a clean counter space and for every greasy dish a sleek appliance to clean it.
Seems too simple? Don’t let anyone tell you minimalism can’t come with a bit of flair. Try injecting some fun into your room with small colorful decorations. This DC home features a simple white and dark brown color scheme with shocks of color from fresh fruit, flowers and a retro Coca Cola ad. Simple? Yes. Boring? No.
Big on personality and not afraid to show it? Maybe something more “country home” is your style. Instead of the clean lines and simplicity of the urban minimalism, country homes feature soft, warmer colors and more ornate furnishings.
Don’t be afraid to uses dishes and cooking accessories as decorations, this style invites it! Ornate serving plates, colorful mixers and hanging cookware give this style a lived- in feel. Fresh fruit and flowers fit here too- you use the kitchen, make sure you show it. Try lighter colored wood for furniture, and mix and match oriental rugs for added comfort.
So there you have it. Two beautiful styles perfect for the DC area where urban and farmland are a short drive apart, but don’t think they are the only options. If you consider yourself a little bit country and a little bit city, consider combining the two for a transitional look. The styles are the ends of a spectrum, so have fun dialing it in exactly where you want it.
So, which do you prefer? Which matters more: your personal style or the location of your home?