How to Select Kitchen Finishes in Three Steps

Are you remodeling your kitchen and having a hard time deciding on the finishes? If you are, then you should check out this helpful Houzz article: 3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely. According to the article, the selection process is complicated because there isn’t a set rule for choosing materials and finishes. However, there are still some general guidelines that can help homeowners make sense of a kitchen remodel.

3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely

  1. Start with your countertop
    Choose a countertop that’s durable and easy to clean. You should stick with a single countertop material, with a slight variation at the pantry or island, for consistency and simplicity.
  2. Consider the cabinetry
    Keep the materials choices as simple and natural as possible. Look for light-colored cabinetry to keep the space open and bright, using other materials in small doses for visual depth and texture.
  3. Use additional finishes to pull the space together
    Choose a backsplash color that visually contrasts with the countertop and cabinetry. Make sure the floor colors won’t clash with what’s in the kitchen. Lighting, fixtures, bar stools and hardware can also tie the look of the kitchen together.