Kitchen Cabinet Styles
A good way to begin your new kitchen's appearance is by finding out what styles of kitchens are a good investment for a home of your size, style and location. One way to gain visibility on this important consideration is by contacting the best-selling real estate agent in your neighborhood. Tour some open houses and discuss with the agent how to select the right kitchen for your home. Pick the right style for potential buyers in your area, but don't overspend.
Bathroom Cabinet Styles
While touring homes in your area, also visit a few builder's models and explore some of the new bathroom designs. Each bathroom in a house has a different face. A powder room is often designed solely to present an upscale bathroom experience for guests. Because a powder room is often small, more expensive finishes can be used without a big price tag. A kid's bathroom often has to serve two or more children brushing teeth, bathing and making messes. This space should be designed for function first. A master bath is often a retreat with spa-like amenities. These concerns will help inform the style of cabinets and fixtures you choose in each bathroom.
When making selections at the cabinet store, recognize that your home should feel cohesive. Even if each room has a different purpose and function, the entire home should feel comfortable and unified. You shouldn't pair modern and country or Southwestern and beach style. Look for pieces that share some similarities in a wider range of sophistication. The kitchen and main or children's bathroom share the need for high function. The powder room and master bath share the need for more sophistication.
Furniture Style Vs. Built-in
One way to create a cohesive style is by pairing built-in cabinets in the kitchen and main bathroom with furniture-style cabinets in the powder room and master bath, which will give you design flexibility, and each room will have a distinct personality without having the house feel choppy or mismatched. The same idea can be used for countertop choices and room colors.