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Top 10 Designer Tips for a Sophisticated Space

Explore my top 10 designer tips to elevate your kitchen, promising to transform your space into your culinary haven with function and style. Let’s dive into these expert suggestions to create a kitchen that exudes sophistication and functionality.

Elevate your kitchen

1. Creative Cabinetry Layout

Ditch the traditional cabinetry layout and embrace a more creative and furniture-style aesthetic. Consider hutch-style cabinetry, full-height floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, or a functional and beautiful bank of drawers. Mixing up the layout adds a unique touch to your kitchen.

creative cabinetry layout

2. Solid Surface Countertops & Backsplashes

Incorporate solid surface countertops and full-height stone backsplashes to add a luxurious and organic texture to your kitchen. This simple choice can elevate the entire visual appeal of the space.

solid surface countertops and backsplash

3. Quality Cabinetry Hardware

Upgrade your cabinetry hardware to the very best quality you can afford. Opt for solid brass or bronze hardware with a beautiful feel. This small change makes a big impact on both aesthetics and daily functionality.

quality cabinetry hardware - elevate your kitchen

4. Live Plants & Florals

Bring the outdoors in by incorporating fresh flowers and live plants, perhaps even herbs, into your kitchen. This adds natural beauty and freshness, creating a more inviting atmosphere.

live plant and florals

5. Beautiful & Functional Accessories

Focus on the beauty of functional accessories. From soap dispensers to hand towels, invest in high-quality, visually appealing items that enhance the overall elegance of your kitchen.

beautiful and functional accessories

6. Mix & Layer Hard Surface Materials

Create a cohesive and layered statement by mixing and layering hard surface materials to elevate your kitchen. Think about countertops, tile, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry paint, and flooring to ensure a harmonious and elevated design. Don’t be afraid to mix and layer different textures, materials, or colors.

mix and layered hard surface material - elevate your home

7. Adding Ease & Functionality

Prioritize ease and functionality in your kitchen layout. Integrated trash bins, spice racks, and well-thought-out storage solutions contribute to a highly functioning and well-designed space.

Adding Ease and Functionality

8. Incorporating Soft Textiles

Soften your kitchen space by incorporating textiles such as cafe curtains, upholstered bar stools, or throw pillows. These simple additions make your kitchen more welcoming and comfortable.

Incorporating soft textiles - elevate your kitchen

9. Artwork & Unexpected Lighting

Go beyond typical lighting by incorporating sconces or lamps. Introduce artwork, whether it’s on an accent wall or a framed print. These unexpected elements add character and warmth to your kitchen.

Artwork and unexpected lighting

10. Getting Organized

Lastly, focus on organization. A well-thought-out and organized kitchen contributes to daily delight rather than frustration. Plan cabinets, drawers, and pantry spaces for a more efficient and beautiful kitchen.

Getting Organized

Which tip is your favorite? Let me know in the comments as you embark on the journey to elevate your kitchen. Please click below if you’d like to watch the in-depth YouTube Video.

Remember, good design is for everyone, and by implementing these tips, you can create a kitchen that inspires and elevates your daily experience. Enjoy the process of transforming your space, one room at a time!

XO, Ashley

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