Finishing touches for your kitchen

When you begin the process of planning your dream kitchen, you’ll mainly be considering where you want large features like the worktops, cabinets and island to be located. This is completely understandable, and when you have your general plan worked out, that’s when you’ll be able to concentrate on the finer details. Subtle yet equally stunning finishing touches can really help to make your kitchen your own, leaving you with a finished product you’ll love. With that in mind, here’s a few finishing touches you should consider to complete your kitchen design.

Subtle hidden lighting

Show-stopping pendant or ceiling lights can be a standout feature of your kitchen, but not all lighting has to be immediately obvious. Cleverly concealed LED lighting not only provides additional visibility, particularly when installed inside cabinets, but it also offers an elegant glow giving your kitchen a warm and welcoming feel. Multi-coloured and dimmable options are also available, offering the freedom to create a variety of moods suited to different occasions, whether you’re relaxing as a family or hosting a party with friends.

Accents and trims

Incorporating a trim or accent is a great way to add some diversity to your design, with Stoneham offering a variety of unique options to complement your kitchen’s primary material and colour. With smooth painted, minimal surfaces continuing to grow in popularity, woods like walnut and oak provide that variation, as well as a natural element which contributes to a pleasant, homely atmosphere. Sophisticated Zebrano or Macassar detailing can also be incorporated into panels around the kitchen, breaking up solid surfaces of a single colour for further diversity.  Black mirror surfaces or even subtle elements of metals in steel, brass or copper add allure.

Eye-catching handles

Handleless drawers and cabinets are popular for minimalist design, offering smooth lines and clean surfaces. While this offers a sleek look, other handle options shouldn’t be overlooked. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, you’ll have no problem finding a handle which complements your taste.  Steel, chrome, polished nickel and brass handles offers a subtle hint of luxury and work perfectly in contrast to dark surfaces. Some of these metal colour themes can be continued on accent trims and even taps.  This ensures the theme remains consistent throughout different areas, unifying the entire kitchen design.

Personalised details

While you have the freedom and control to choose all aspects, nothing quite makes your kitchen your own like bespoke personalisation. Whether you’re labelling your drawers or simply want a small touch which is meaningful to you, engraving onto wood is a great way to add something which can’t be found in any kitchen except your own. Solid timber drawer fronts or even chopping boards can be personalised.  These boards can be kept in dedicated, built-in storage spaces so that your personal detailing remains on show even when the chopping board isn’t being used.

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