Kitchen Week at The Home Depot - Design Solutions and Inspirations
Kitchen Week at The Home Depot is a great time to upgrade your kitchen - I hope this week inspired you.
Since a family's kitchen is among the most important spaces in the home, it’s important to ensure any remodeling job provides a well-designed space - one where the family can comfortably gather together for meals, and plan the day’s activities. A kitchen remodel is usually a significant expense for most homeowners, but it's one that will last for years to come and can increase the overall value of the home. If you're planning to redo your kitchen, consider your family and your lifestyle and plan your kitchen accordingly. Make sure to choose your gadgets first. It's easier to choose cabinets and countertops to fit appliances like your refrigerator and dishwasher, rather than the other way around. Think of color, flooring, hardware, and how it all fits together.
Some of the most popular questions I hear when it comes to kitchen renovations include: how to get the most organization out of a small space, how to select the best style option or color for the kitchen, and how to make the kitchen more family friendly. Our designers work hard to incorporate pieces and features that work best in any kitchen. Below are some of our solutions and tips.
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I like color palettes and designs that look and feel like natural wood, but are very durable and easy to clean – plus, it won’t expand or contract with changing conditions. My Textured PureStyle cabinets are an incredibly durable laminate that resists heat, mositure and stains.
Beauty, quality, and affordability have made Textured PureStyle our most popular finish!
I also like mixing materials throughout the kitchen. One idea is to use two or more different kinds of finishes. Tipton, from the Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchens at The Home Depot, features a Shaker-style door design with a clean interior bevel and a chic gray-brown finish of textured PureStyle™.
Every kitchen can be beautiful and functional no matter what the size. To make the most of your kitchen space, use every inch. Choose cabinets and storage solutions that have a specific use, such as this Toe Kick drawer for holding larger sized platters.
Selecting cabinets can be daunting. Our Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchens door styles include recommended embellishments that are perfectly paired. There is also a complete collection of Martha Stewart Corian and Quartz countertops as well as hardware, that are designed to work beautifully together.
Make your kitchen work harder for you. Organizing features for every need and use in the kitchen, such as this pull-out spice rack can help keep clutter off the countertops.
I am very proud of the features we have included in our Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchens. This decorative accent allows one to show off – use these cabinet doors with windows to display favorite dinnerware pieces.
Use open shelves with corbels for displaying decorative and large dishes and bowls. The bottom, under the sink, is a toekick valance – a sink base with a toekick valance is both decorative and functional, allowing you to stand closer to the sink.
A nice way to personalize a kitchen is to use stand alone pieces using our cabinetry. The furniture can be used to fit specific needs in the kitchen, and to hold both decorative and functional items.
You can personalize space in other rooms of the house with our cabinetry too. This mud room is outfitted with storage room for every member of the family.
One of the most popular questions I get is “how can you make a kitchen more family friendly?” Our Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchens were designed with families in mind. Purestyle Cabinetry and Quartz Countertops are easy to clean and maintain through every day messes and clean ups.
Create a message center for your family to stay on track and organized. This Martha Stewart Living Message Center cabinet is almost like a hidden door – it’s the perfect place to hold keys or other odds and ends.
Create organization stations based on use, such as this section for baking sheets, breakfast trays and muffin tins.
Use smaller containers in drawers to keep loose items organized and close at hand.
Always have the right wine ready for unexpected guests with these thoughtfully-designed cubbies. Plus, the small box drawers hold accessories and are extraordinarily useful storage spaces.
Keep utility closets tidy to avoid letting your brooms, mops, and dustpans from taking over. Wall hangers go a long way to help keep these items in place.
This pull-out stores often-used cleaning supplies, and is located near the sink for easy reach.
Angled drawer dividers make it easy to store longer utensils, like rolling pins, and free up valuable countertop space.
I love the color gray, and use gray in a lot of my own personal decorating. Use cool colors, like whites and grays, to open up a space, and make it feel clean and inviting.
Identify dry goods quickly and easily without having to rummage through cluttered or cramped cabinets. Putting uniform labels on containers makes them look neat, tidy and legible.
Additional drawer dividers designed in tiers will increase kitchen storage efficiency. If you are planning to renovate a kitchen, include these layered drawer features early.
The Lazy Susan is still a wonderful way to store items in a corner cabinet. It’s an effective storage solution that can make reaching items much easier.
Creating a banquet seating area is a smarter use of space than a formal dining area when space is limited.
When planning your remodel, remember your kitchen’s busiest areas: the sink, stove, and refrigerator. Many designers refer to this as the kitchen “work triangle”. And, always create the most counter space possible.