make-quirky-kitchenIf you are planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future, and you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, don’t get sucked into doing a “neutral” remodel.

Make the kitchen “yours” and don’t be afraid to interject a little bit of your personality into the design.  When you add touches that reflect your style, your family and the way you like to live life, you’ll instantly take your kitchen remodel from ordinary to extraordinary.

What’s Your Signature Color?

When you want to say something with your new kitchen, say it with color. We aren’t just talking about paint, either. While paint is a simple way to add a pop of color, if you want to truly add personality to your kitchen, think beyond paint. Choose a colorful backsplash, choose a countertop color that strays from the norm, or go with a non-traditional color for your cabinets.  The trick to loving the final product is to choose a color scheme that you truly love. Don’t just choose a random color for the sake of being unique. Really think about the colors you enjoy (and that you can live with for a few years), and make sure your spouse is on board, as well.

Choose Your Materials Thoughtfully

When it comes time to choose materials, don’t just go with the flow. If you really don’t like trends like tile flooring or granite countertops, there’s no reason to get swept up in them.  Consider going with cork or bamboo in your floor. Think outside the box with countertops and look into something unique like recycled glass.  If stepping too far outside the box scares you, work with your designer on some unique accent pieces. Rather than choosing stock chandelier, for example, shop around for antique pieces you could upcyle into a truly one-of-a-kind lighting fixture, or consider adding accent pieces that have a little bit of flair.

Abandon The Rules

There are a million ways to add personality to your kitchen. If you like books, for example, there’s nothing stopping you from putting your bookshelves there. If you love contemporary artwork, incorporate that into your design. If you’re nostalgic for your grandmother’s kitchen, you can utilize retro pieces in your new room. Don’t get hung up on the rules of design when creating a kitchen that is all about you. When you focus too much on the way things “should” look, you end up with a kitchen that looks like everyone else’s.

Your personality is unique, and if you want your kitchen to reflect that uniqueness, there are an unlimited of ways to do it.

However, you will need some guidance in order to make it all come together. The right designer can make all the difference when you want to create a kitchen that truly showcases your personality. If you are looking for kitchen remodeling  design ideas that bring a little bit of “you” into the finished product, contact the team at Legacy Remodeling in Pittsburgh today. Together we can create a kitchen that reflects you and your family.