However, when planning your next kitchen, I just have one question for you:
What do you envision?
Do you love contemporary or classic materials? Will it be airy and open concept, or quaint like a country farm house? Should you opt for crisp, stainless steel appliances, or stick with tried-and-true (and now, trendy) white? And most importantly – will you undertake the renovation yourself, or trust your transformation to a professional?
Whether your next kitchen is months or years away, it’s always important to create a style board. Style boards are a jumping off point; their purpose is to evoke the feeling of the project (color palette, design, layout, etc) and provide inspiration for mixed media. Wondering where to begin? The design experts at Panasonic Cooking’s Your Next Kitchen are here to help!
Design your dream kitchen by selecting your favourite swatches from paint, backsplashes, appliances and more. Here you’ll be able to mix and match colours, textures and finishes to suit your tastes and preferences. Or, you can select a preset style: choose from Contemporary, Eclectic, Modern, Traditional or Asian.
Are you Eclectic?
I must admit, there’s just something about the combination of yellow paint and subway tile that speaks to me. And that’s why I love the preset styles – I can browse through combinations of colours and materials that I may not necessarily come up with myself.
However, if you’ve got an eye for design, why not create your own style board? Here’s what I envision for my next kitchen:
(My husband took one look at my style board and said, “Nope.” I’m starting to understand where the expression “back to the old drawing board” comes from!)
Of course, after you’ve created your very own style board on the Your Next Kitchen website, poke around. Interior Stylist Janette Ewen and Chef Craig Harding lend their expertise to assist Canadians with all their kitchen reno questions. From tips on How to Design the Ultimate Entertaining Kitchen to Designer Insights from Chef Craig Harding’s Home Kitchen, you’ll find fresh inspiration and advice, perfectly timed for your upcoming kitchen reno.
(TIP: Check out Panasonic’s Over-the-Range Genius Prestige Plus Inverter Microwave, a sensor-based cooking technology that eliminates the need to set a power level, cooking time, or food weight, to cook the perfect meal. With 19 sensor programs, this innovative microwave allows you to enjoy delicious, healthy meals in less time. Read my full review here.)
What will your style board look like? Are you a traditionalist, or do you prefer a modern flair? Visit Your Next Kitchen and create a style board today. Share your creation with me on Facebook or Twitter!