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5 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen

Posted on September 13, 2023

Whether you're a master chef or just learning to cook, having a beautiful and functional kitchen can make meal prep so much easier. But it's not just about functionality... Your kitchen should also be a space that looks as appealing as the meals you create!

At Dorsey Family Homes, we've been crafting homes of superior quality for over 40 years, and we understand that - for most people - the kitchen is the most important room in the house. So whether you're laying the first brick or looking to spruce up your current space, here are five ideas on how to decorate your kitchen so that it stands out:

Optimize Your Kitchen Layout for Your Lifestyle

When you're scrambling to make breakfast before the kiddos get on the bus, having a kitchen that is efficient is a must. Your kitchen layout needs to work with how you use it every day. 

You'll generally see two types of layouts: the open concept and the closed plan. To choose the right kitchen design, consider your lifestyle and the space you have available.

Open Concept vs. Closed Kitchen

An open-concept kitchen allows for easy flow and conversation, while a closed kitchen offers more privacy. The open concept is great for entertaining and socializing, but a closed plan can minimize the smells, sounds, and mess that can come with entertaining.

For Current Homeowners:

Even if you're not building a new home, you can still make small changes to improve your kitchen's layout. Consider removing upper cabinets orbuilding a pass-through window to open up space. A kitchen island can also be added to create more counter space and a better flow.

Invest in High-Quality Countertops and Cabinets

Want a home that looks and feels like it was built for generations? Investing in quality countertops and cabinets is a great way to make your kitchen look timeless and high-end.

Granite, quartz, and marble are all excellent choices that offer durability and style.

For Current Homeowners:

If you're not in the market for new countertops, consider adding new hardware for a fresh look. Switching out an old faucet or adding new knobs can be just the refresh your kitchen needs.

Add Personality with Backsplashes

Backsplashes are the perfect way to add personality and texture to your kitchen. From classic subway tile patterns to intricate mosaics, there are endless possibilities for creating a backsplash that fits your style.

Whether you're building a new construction home or remodeling your current kitchen, adding a backsplash is one of the easiest and most impactful design changes you can make.

Illuminate Your Kitchen with the Right Lighting

From squinting at recipes to setting a mood for dinner parties, the right lighting is essential for any kitchen. There are three main types of lighting:

  1. Ambient Lighting
  2. Task Lighting
  3. Accent Lighting

Ambient lights, like pendant and recessed lights, are great for everyday use. Task lighting can be used to highlight certain areas of your kitchen, while accent lighting adds drama and brings out architectural details.

For Current Homeowners:

If you're not building a new kitchen, you can still switch up the lighting with a few simple changes:

  • Add dimmers to your ambient lights
  • Switch out old fixtures for something more modern
  • Add under-cabinet lighting to improve functionality

Include a Focal Point

Adding a focal point is an excellent way to give your kitchen that "wow" factor. Consider adding a statement pendant light or chandelier, installing an eye-catching range hood, or painting one wall in a bold color. No matter what type of home you own (or are hoping to own!), there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen stand out with a focal point.

At Dorsey Family Homes, we understand that everyone is looking for something different when it comes to their home. We offer a variety of custom options and floor plans to suit every lifestyle, so you can create the perfect kitchen packed with style and function.

Ready to get started? Contact us today and let's create the kitchen and entire home of your dreams!