One of my favorite things about looking through kitchen remodel ideas pictures is just getting exposed to different decorating concepts and styles that I may never have seen before. This awesome rustic kitchen design is definitely one of those things -- mostly because nobody in our area really does this cabin-style vibe (we live on the coast in South Carolina). I actually saw this house in a new gallery of trending kitchen ideas 2022 that was meant to inspire people to use more natural stone tile throughout their designs. I actually think that the tile is kind of "eh" but what I really like is the color of the cabinets. I have never seen a finish like this super cool-toned dark stain, but I think that it could look awesome in our nautical inspired design with ship lap and light floors. I think that the contrast would be such a unique addition and really make our kitchen standout from others in our neighborhood.
I think that looking at kitchen remodel ideas pictures has bene one of the most helpful tools that I have in my arsenal when it came to planning out our project. I did not quite realize exactly how much was involved when doing a full kitchen remodel because I had always lived in move in ready homes. There was nothing that I felt was wrong with those kitchens, so I never even researched different options. Unfortunately our new house was not one of those homes. It was a great property and in our ideal location, but the house itself needed quite a bit of work. The previous owner was okay with cheap kitchen cabinets, linoleum floors, and woefully outdated appliances. Not me though! I am thinking that the kitchen in these photos will act as our inspiration and we will base most of the design off of it. I like the simplicity of the white cabinets and countertops because it means I can bring in just about any accent color that I want over the next few years.
After looking through so many kitchen remodel ideas pictures over the past few weeks, I have come to a few conclusions about what is evidently "in" these days. First of all, whether you have a traditional kitchen like this or prefer a more contemporary look, just about every home that I have seen has a fairly large island anchor the design. I am definitely a fan of this trend because I love to cook, and islands provide so much more workspace than you can typically find with regular cabinetry. In addition to islands, I have been seeing a lot of people take their cabinets all the way to the ceiling rather than stopping about 6 inches below. Not only does this make your kitchen look taller, but I bet that those extra 6 inches actually provides a good amount of storage. Finally, if you look at any of the kitchen cabinets pictures on here, you will see that people are all about the custom details like pots and pans drawers, spice racks, and appliance cubbies.
These are definitely my favorite kitchen remodel ideas pictures that I have come across on here. This design is far more unique than anything else I have come across, and I think that it would go perfectly with the rest of our "country chic" decor that I have used throughout the main living areas of our home. Not even exaggerating, I have been debating what we should do in our kitchen for at least 3 years no. I have looked at so many rustic kitchen cabinets (or what the stores consider to be that theme) and everything is too casual for my tastes. I want something that is elevated and elegant, but still has that touch of rustic that blends well with the rest of our decor. My single favorite item of this entire design is probably the exposed brick set against the traditional white cabinetry. This is subtle yet so pretty. Then the gorgeous oversized island is definitely on par with most of the kitchen remodel ideas 2022 that I have browsed through on here.
These kitchen remodel ideas pictures are definitely some of the more unique that I have seen on here, mostly because of the sleek modern design. To be honest, I almost did not realize that it was a actually a kitchen if not for the refrigerator and kitchen countertops in the foreground. Actually though, as far as countertops go, these are pretty freaking cool. Especially the ones that are on the island, I have never seen stone that thick before used in this application. I actually really like the ideas that they used in here because they bring something different to the table (literally ha ha) than most designers do. Pretty much all of the kitchen remodel pictures that I have browsed through look relatively the same, so it is nice to see somebody taking a different approach for once.
Considering that the vast majority of kitchen remodel ideas pictures on here have white cabinetry, it is definitely a nice change to see all of this wood. With that being said, though, I think that they could have done so much more as far as materials and decor, especially in the tile that they used for the backsplash. It is one of those elements that has a relatively small impact on an overall kitchen remodel cost, but it can have a dramatic effect on how the rest of the room looks. This could be in terms of if the design is cohesive and/or if all of the colors and patterns flow together in a pleasing way that is also on trend. The real reason that I am looking at all of these kitchen makeovers is to get inspiration for our home and, in that respect, this one definitely achieves it.