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How to Pair Kitchen Countertops and Cabinets

Many details come into play when renovating your kitchen to complete the picture you're looking to achieve. Not only do you need to select an overall style that fits your appeal and the aesthetic, but that the countertops and cabinets pair nicely together. When pairing your countertop and cabinets, here are a few things to consider.

Start with The Budget The budget is the frame that allows you to determine what is possible within your kitchen design. Start with defining how much you want to spend on the countertops and coordinate that with your cabinets. Then, when deciding on the main finishes, the best-looking result chooses from the same quality grade, high-end cabinetry with high-end countertops. Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and floors are the defining features that carry the entire look and feel of the kitchen so make sure they are harmonious.

Leave a Personal Stamp Choosing your cupboards, countertops, and flooring in styles and colors that show off your taste will personalize your home and fill it with character. Don't make a mistake and subordinate your personal preferences to current trends. Trends come and go, but your style will never go out of fashion.

Match Finishes to your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle is the next thing to consider when choosing countertops and cabinets in your new kitchen. This phase considers durability, maintenance, and adapting your cabinet and countertop features to your family's needs. For instance, a family with small children will require countertops that are durable, do not stain, and don't require extensive care and maintenance. This is particularly important when it comes to choosing natural stone countertops. For instance, marble and granite make beautiful countertops; however, they require maintenance and stain when acidic food is left on the countertops.

Furthermore, child protective cabinets and hardware is also something you want to consider. All these decisions will significantly impact when matching countertops and cabinets, and you can always rely on our experienced team to help you decide.

Staying in the Flow Choosing monochromatic combinations for cabinets and countertops that match the tones from the other parts of the space will make your kitchen blend into the open space area. For instance, if kitchen cabinets are beige, the countertop will be anywhere on the beige to brown spectrum. The contrasts are minimal, which complements open-space layouts and adds to the visual flow and openness. The primary purpose of this concept is to minimize the transitions between the living zones. If you wish to bring in a bit of glamour, choose glossy finishes, such as granite countertops with silver or gold speckles, and match them with gold or silver hardware.

In the Spotlight

Kitchens that stand alone and draw the eye often are made to be the focal feature of the space. When pairing cabinets and countertops in an area where you want to show off your kitchen finishes, contrast is your best friend. For instance, if your cabinets are dark, choose light countertops and vice versa. To add to the contrast but still harmonize space choose countertops and floors in the same or similar tone.

Another way of using contrast is by zoning out the kitchen from the rest of the open living space. This can be done by choosing a monochromatic color and finishes in the kitchen design that contrasts the rest of the room.

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