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Designing a White Kitchen

Classic White. There’s nothing more sleek and stylish; especially when it comes to kitchens. So how do you design a white kitchen to make it pop instead looking bland and boring? Over the years we’ve designed many white kitchens, so we’ve got some great ideas!


Before committing to an all-white kitchen you should ask yourself some important questions:
• How much do you want to clean? – Knowing that any and all messes will be seen on a white countertop or cabinet.
• How much sunlight does your kitchen get? – Some white coatings can yellow when exposed to continuous sunlight.
• Are you invested in White? – This white kitchen remodel is a long term plan, so you need to be sure that you will be happy with this (or any color theme, for that matter) for many years.


Now that you’ve debated the issue and are ready to proceed, let’s examine some worthy white kitchen features.

Reclaimed Features
As we talked about in a previous blog, using reclaimed elements adds character. White kitchen cabinets anchored by a red brick paver floor, dark stained hardwood, or embellished with antique drawer pulls creates an eclectic look.

Wood Tones
Incorporate other neutral tones with wood pieces. Adding a butcher block top to an island or an antique buffet as your side-board softens hard white lines.

Consider a marble or granite counter top, or glass tiles as a back splash. These slight white variations break up the monotony and add character.

Mixed Metals
Mixing different types of metals adds immediate interest. Brass, stainless steel, and wrought iron are great to consider for mixed metal motif.

Wait, did we just say color? Yes,’ white kitchens’ can include color. Gray base cabinets or island help ground upper white or glass front cabinetry. Colorful tile back splashes also create a fun mood.

Taking on a kitchen remodel can be a daunting task. At Country Creek Builders we’ve helped homeowners all across the Twin Cities area design a white kitchen that they fall in love with and continue to love for many years to come. Call us at 952-484-9812 or visit our website for more information on kitchen remodeling….even if you’re not looking for white. (click on our ‘kitchens‘ page to see non-white kitchen remodel examples)

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