We don’t usually talk biology, but today’s lesson involves the anatomy of a perfect kitchen. Why is it so perfect? Well, besides the fact that it’s aesthetically gorgeous, it contains all of the elements that a kitchen should have. And no, we don’t mean a large range and a garbage disposal. Not those kinds of elements; but the elements in a larger sense — the pieces that compose the building blocks of a room that send signals about what kind of room this is and indicate what sorts of things should take place in it. Let’s dissect these elements and get a little closer to perfection:
1. Granite countertops
Okay, so maybe we’re a bit partial to natural stone countertops. Granite countertops are still the best choice for kitchen countertops for a few reasons. For one, they’re incredibly durable and nearly maintenance free. This means, when you’re chopping onions and garlic for your dinner party or spill red wine all over, there’s no need to worry. This enduring top can withstand a lot of kitchen work and continue to look sparkly and new. Secondly, granite lends itself to so many design options. The design spectrum ranges from whites grays all the way to blacks and browns. You’re bound to find something that speaks to you. Finally, and possibly what’s most exciting about granite, it’s affordable! You can achieve your dream kitchen – a perfect kitchen, and stay well within your budget. This perfect kitchen features a White Galaxy granite countertop design which brings so much light into the space and gives a cool, contemporary look.
2. Tile backsplash
Again, we may be a little biased but the perfect kitchen always includes a tile backsplash. It’s a gorgeous element, especially in a kitchen. Not only is a tile backsplash stylish, it’s also super protective and makes cleaning a whole lot easier. It’s water resistant and you can clean it just by wiping it down with a damp cloth or sponge. The same goes for stone, metal and glass tiles. What’s more gorgeous? A custom tile mosaic beautifully installed above the range. Our perfect kitchen pictured includes light gray subway tiles with a bright white grout, pairing beautifully with the White Galaxy granite.
3. Complimentary cabinetry
Let’s take a break from anatomy and talk about chemistry. The relationship between countertops and cabinetry should be magnetic! The Designers at Tithof can offer some great insight into this chemistry and suggest beautiful pairings. The granite countertops bring stunning patterning to the kitchen, so the incorporation of the white cabinets gives a radiant finish to the room.
4. Quality appliances
This may be a given, but quality, complimentary kitchen appliances are essential to a perfect kitchen. The double oven, dishwasher drawer, and kitchen stove all in stainless steel brings out the modern feel of the silver hardware and sheen from the White Galaxy granite countertops. Like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae.
5. Recessed lighting
Unfortunately, we can’t solely depend on sunlight when designing the perfect kitchen, so we resort to the next best thing: perfectly placed, perfectly lit recessed lighting. Recessed lights are flush with the ceiling, making them great for kitchens with low ceilings. Grid your can light installation over heavy kitchen work areas like the sink or island for a perfect kitchen gleam.
Doesn’t just looking at the picture of this perfect kitchen make you want to want to be in it? All those elements of perfection we discussed, together, make for such an inviting room where wonderful memories are made. Now all we need is a glass of red wine and a charcuterie board.