Adding Detail to Your Kitchen

It’s often the small touches in your kitchen design or remodel that give your space character and appeal. Varying ceiling height can more clearly define your kitchen and add architectural richness to the space.

The way your kitchen is lit helps determine the atmosphere and improve function. For example, under cabinet lighting helps you better complete food-prep and clean-up tasks, while accenting your backsplash or countertop. Pendant lights over an island add visual interest while bringing lighting closer to the work surface.

Moldings can also add detail to your kitchen. If you have a large open doorway leading into your space, framing it with heavy molding makes it into a more substantial detail. Crown molding and chair molding can also be incorporated, especially in eat-in areas. Cabinet detailing and styling also greatly impact your kitchen, as a majority of space is dedicated to cabinets.

Add a focal point detail to your kitchen – this can be as small as a tile detail on your backsplash to a piece of artwork on the wall. It could be a fabulous kitchen island or a window nook over your kitchen sink. It could even be a shelved area full of cookbooks! Whatever it ends up being, your focal point should represent what your kitchen design is all about -- merging your unique needs and personal style into an enjoyable space.

Don't forget about green details! These can shine through in your choice of materials as well as less visible kitchen details, such as a recycling bin or built in composting tin. These details add practicality and sustainability to your kitchen, transforming it into a place you can be proud of.