Layered design is one of the hottest trends that is capturing the attention and imagination of homeowners in West Virginia.  Layered kitchen design involves looking at each element in the kitchen  – cabinets, countertops, appliances, range hoods, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting, backslashes, etc. as a single layer.  Layering enables homeowners in West Virginia to add character, depth and interest to a new dream kitchen.

A primary reason why so many homeowners in West Virginia are attracted to a layered approach is that enables them to make a unique and personal design statement.  The kitchen reflects their dreams, tastes and style.  Layering involves mixing textures, materials and styles.  An example may pair white shaker cabinets with a veined marble top on an island that features midnight blue cabinets.  Using different types and styles of cabinet hardware is another technique to bring different textures to achieve a layered look.  Specifying cabinet doors that are flush to the cabinet frame, commonly referred to as inset doors, is another common approach to create a layered look.

Homeowners in West Virginia with larger spaces for kitchens also gravitate toward kitchen designs that feature different cabinet styles.  In a large space, using the same style can be overwhelming and cold.  With open floor plan layouts, a layered approach pays particular attention to the transition from one room to another.  Success is often contingent on consistency of imagery.  Using the same metal finishes on cabinet hardware in the kitchen as lamps or end tables in the living room creates the consistency that homeowners in West Virginia expect and deserve.  Consistency can also be achieved in the kitchen by matching accessories with surface materials such as pairing a large wood cutting board and wooden bowls that have the same finish as wood cabinets.

A two tiered island also helps to achieve a layered look because it provides the opportunity to mix and match colors, materials and textures and enhance the functionality of the space. Two-tiered island create a focal point in a new kitchen and create different work zones for preparing meals, working, eating or entertaining.

Taking a layered approach to your new kitchen requires understanding how to maximize the use of the space to produce different layers that provide depth, character and wow.  Each element complements the other which allows homeowners in West Virginia to create a dream kitchen that is the envy of the neighborhood.

Will a layered approach be the best approach for you?  Give us a call at (304) 291-6991 or make an appointment to visit our showroom at 201 Fieldview Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26501 and let us show you how to use texture, color, materials and design creativity to make a unique and personal design statement in your new dream kitchen.

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