San Jose Res 2Traditional Kitchen, San Francisco
Hand scraped hardwood floor. Marble counter tops, traditional kitchen, crackle ceramic subway tile, farmhouse sink
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Neutral palette. This room’s neutral color scheme for the major elements helps give it staying power. Traditional white cabinetry, here in a Shaker style, is currently popular — a full 38 percent of kitchen renovators choose white for the color of their cabinets, according to Houzz research. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean it will go quickly out of style. In fact, decorating with neutrals is a way to give your rooms staying power — you can always use accessories and artwork to introduce more color. In this room, a neutral backsplash and classic marble countertops help create enduring style.Takeaway tip: Choose neutral colors and classic finishes to give your room staying power.
Don’t forget to discuss your budget. Whether you plan to spend $10,000 or millions, it’s important to be up front from the get-go. First of all, you need to make sure what you’re proposing is possible. Construction costs can vary considerably, and just because the guy who fixed a leak in your attic says the project can be done for X dollars doesn’t mean it actually can.A great architect will be able to get you the best design for your buck, recommend trustworthy and experienced pros, guide your investment, protect your interests during construction and save you time and money during the whole process. A great architect might cost a little more than an average one, but the amount of value added to your project could be substantial.Coming next: Signature styles: Which pros have it, and do you want it?More: How to Find a Designer or Architect Using Houzz Photos
It looks a lot like this, which — surprise! — happens to be the kitchen photo that’s been added to the most ideabooks on Houzz, and is one of the top 10 photos saved to ideabooks from July through September of 2013. What is it about this kitchen that so many of you like? Well, 75 percent of you want soft, neutral colors in the kitchen. And 65 percent of you will choose stainless steel appliances and half will select a tile backsplash.
Subway tile. One of the most beloved tile designs to date is the timeless and classic subway tile — so named because this type of tile is often used in subway stations worldwide. Tile all the way to the ceiling to give this classic tile a fresh and more modern look.