The kitchen is the heart of the home, and custom kitchen counters have become a main design platform for homes everywhere.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was separate from the main part of the house, hidden for functionality and privacy so that meals came out magically prepared.
Now, the kitchen is one of the main focal points in home design. Homeowners and designers alike are combining function with design. The kitchen then becomes the heart of the home and the new showcase for home design.
Modern Kitchen Design Never Looked So Good
Soft, neutral kitchens are the upcoming trend for kitchen design, and designers are opting for whites, grays, or soft colors for paint, cabinets, and even appliances.
The neutral kitchen looks clean, elegant, and striking, especially if you have a larger space. With a neutral kitchen, a strong statement piece works to make the kitchen unique in design. The oft overlooked benefit of using our white glass countertops is that they make the kitchen appear 25%+ larger. Thats a great look, and a great value enhancer.
Custom Kitchen Counters Make a Huge Difference
One of the most popular trends in kitchen design is a large amount of counter space. Full counters and even an added island counter top is the ideal for most kitchen designers, and sets the theme for the entire kitchen.
Making a statement with custom kitchen counters creates a look for the entire kitchen, and gives an otherwise neutral room a designer feel.
Incorporate Your Kitchen Into Your Lifestyle
Combining your kitchen with your everyday life is on the rise, and the kitchen is being incorporated into lifestyle living through accessibility and design.
Outdoor kitchens are an extension of your style. Our white glass is the perfect surface choice for outdoor kitchens because it is zero maintenance, stays cool to the touch in direct sunlight, and will never yellow like solid surface, Corian or Silestone. Cabinet material choices are also customized for the outdoors and often carry lifetime warranties.
Open floor plans place the kitchen next to living space often, so designers have embraced this lack of separation with completely open spaces.
Replacing a wall with a cabinet or island is one way to integrate your kitchen and living room. If you’re looking for a less dramatic approach, simply using the same flooring choice can create a connected feel.
Creating design that flows together rather than focuses on separating the spaces gives the home a more connected look. This can make your floor plan look more open and welcoming.
Lighting is another major asset to the modern kitchen. Having a well-lit kitchen is essential to a modern design, and this is accomplished in many ways.
In addition to the usual light fixtures in the ceiling, designers are adding cabinet and countertop lighting.
Light Up Your Life
With Downing Designs, our custom kitchen counters often use LED lighting to highlight their unique make and design.
A bright, open kitchen is the goal, and well-placed lighting helps to create the overall look that kitchen designers strive for.
Finding the right design for your kitchen will help you feel happy and comfortable with your home.
At Downing Designs, we create signature pieces to give you a unique and beautiful design plan throughout your home.