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Kitchen Design Begins with Lots of COLOR Choices...but NOT the Paint!

Posted by Emily Lauderback on

Emily is available through her business, emily lauderback design & color consultation, for on-site home and commercial design. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are her specialty from space planning to selecting and coordinating all of the architectural finishes. For most renovations, Emily can manage the entire design for much less than the cost of an architect.

There are two distinct aspects to designing a kitchen. The first is the three dimensional aspect of the space and how to best manage it. You will often hear of the "work triangle" as the starting place for this aspect of the design. Emily will work with your objectives, your appliance selection, and the space to make the most of your kitchen design. A complete set of CAD drawings with elevations are provided for you to see how your new kitchen will layout in the space.



The second aspect of the kitchen design is selecting and coordinating all of the architectural finishes. Practicality and function are where Emily begins this aspect of the design for your cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. It's always much easier to coordinate the hard finishes first since there are a limited number of choices. After selecting these, the paint color is the very last item to choose since it acts as the glue that brings all of the other finishes together.


The photographs of the kitchen shown here demonstrate how the cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and tile backsplash were the starting place for this home's entire palette. Because of all of the natural finishes, the paint palette was kept very organic and natural as well.

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