Is it Time to Remodel Your Kitchen?

From classic to trendy, kitchens have been evolving for more than a century. The six most popular styles of kitchens are,

  1. The One Wall Kitchen. Usually found in smaller kitchens, this simple layout is space-efficient without giving up on functionality.
  2. The Galley Kitchen.
  3. The L-Shaped Kitchen.
  4. The U-Shaped Kitchen.
  5. The Island Kitchen.
  6. The Peninsula Kitchen.
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An article written by Julie Lasky of ELLE DECOR said this about the evolution of kitchens: “Victorian models were no-nonsense workspaces buried downstairs or in the back of the house and managed by servants. During the first half of the 20th century, they blossomed into cheerful rooms where housewives cooked three meals a day while keeping an eye on their children. After World War II, a hunger for sociability and a thirst for efficiency led to kitchens that opened to surrounding rooms, with islands holding the appliances as well as the storage space that had gone missing when walls were taken down.” (Link to full article)

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Fast forward to today; here are some tips from DWELL Magazine and Deisgner, Evan Dublin for starting with your remodel.

Start With Lighting
“Good kitchen lighting begins with overhead fixtures that reinforce natural light—think everything from statement pendants that play with scale, to more discrete flush or semi-flush fittings.”
Have Fun With Hardware

Hardware is like jewelry for your home—it adds a decorative touch. For a cohesive look, match the finish of your hardware to your light fixtures, or mix finishes for a more eclectic vibe.
Plan Your Sinks and Plumbing

“It’s important to plan your kitchen plumbing with your specific needs in mind,” says Dublin. “Adding details like a large farmhouse-style sink or a pot filler can make your meal prep and cleanup much easier.”
Get Organized

The secret to a highly functioning, easy-to-clean kitchen is storage and organization. Shelving, hooks, and other solutions keep high-use items at arm’s reach and ensure everything has a dedicated home. “Organizational pieces that elevate the look of your kitchen are a great way to keep your kitchen essentials within reach.”
Consider Adjacent Spaces

If you have an open floor plan, you’ll want to be intentional about making your dining area and kitchen feel connected and distinct. Use lighting from the same collection, but with different finishes. The same goes for chairs and stools—using different styles made from the same materials can help tie your room together. Article (

Begin now to dream what your new kitchen will look like! Sherry Black Designs is ready to bring your kitchen remodel dream, from sketch to reality. Contract us today!