A custom kitchen with a view
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Why did you buy your home? Was it the layout? The neighbourhood? The yard?
When it comes to homes in the Niagara region, there is one major selling point that is often at the top of every buyer’s wishlist: a view. Whether you are gazing at the green space of the Niagara Escarpment or enjoying a a view of the beautiful blue waters of Lake Ontario, Niagara has a landscape worth looking at.
Designing your home around a view can present a bit of a challenge, and if you aren’t building, designing a specific room — let’s say a kitchen — to take advantage of your surroundings can be a balancing act, to say the least. There is no single right way to do this, but by working with a Niagara kitchen designer, you can truly capture the view from your custom kitchen.
Less is more
When you want to emphasize what’s going on outside the kitchen, we have to say, less is definitely more. Sleek, clean lines in your custom cabinetry, uncluttered countertops and minimal furnishings is the way to go. You don’t need to go all out styling your beautiful custom kitchen, it can speak for itself — and let’s remember, you are decorating your interior with the exterior.
Take cues from outside
If you’re embracing your view, why not take it and run with it? Talk to your kitchen designer to consider the landscape outside and bring those lines indoors. For example, if you get to admire the Niagara Escarpment in the distance, the header of the door can line up with the hill line, giving you a point of reference. Bring a sense of scale to what could be an overwhleming space by having your wall cabinets follow that same line. Alternatively, bring the colours from outside inby incorporating the blue of Lake Ontario into your backsplash, countertop or paint colour.
Open up your space
When you love your view, you don’t want to confine its benefits to just your kitchen, you want to enjoy it from as much of your home as possible. Thank goodness for open concept layouts. If you’re missing out on the the view because of a wall separating your living room and kitchen, use your custom kitchen renovation blow out that wall so you can drink in the panorama from anywhere.
Go with the flow
When you have a kitchen with a view, that is obviously the focal point of the space. So let everything in your custom kitchen direct attention to that wall of windows. Your custom kitchen designer can make your kitchen flow in such a way that everything points to what it is you love about your home. Your kitchen island, your dining table, everything in your custom kitchen can work to give your indoor space complement the outdoor.
The best part of working with a lcustom kitchen designer in Niagara is that she knows the best things about our region and loves it just as much as you do. You want your custom kitchen renovation in Niagara to showcase your home — both indoors and out — your designer knows exactly what to show off and how to do it.