April 1st, 2021

How To Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams

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Many of us were forced to stay inside this last year or so and that kept a lot of us in our kitchens. Since this space is now a hot spot in the home, it has to look just right.

Whether you’re after a traditional kitchen space or something more modern, there are a few kitchen design ideas here that are sure to inspire you. We’ve also featured a few style strategies and design details so that anyone can integrate for the kitchen they’ve been longing for.

Add Bold Retro Appeal

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This clever kitchen space by Samantha Gore Designs features the perfect mix of materials and colorful design details.

Using geometric tiles as a dynamic background and organic touches to balance the look, the sink area in this kitchen offers functionality and tons of style. The faucet and handle design by Watermark doesn’t detract from the bold use of color, and the hammered copper sink basin gives the entire look a completely unique personality.

Stick With Simple + Modern Style

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Maybe you’re looking for a kitchen with more subtle style. This design features traditional white cabinetry for long-term appeal, but it’s finished with gold details to add a touch of luxury.

And using different materials throughout your space can give your style more personality. According to Homes and Gardens, “contrast is king when it comes to mixing materials; the trick is to make sure that every material used encourages the others to really sing.”

Vintage Looks That Stay On Trend

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We love the textiles and colors in this kitchen design, and the open-shelving look is a popular, easy-to-achieve style.

“One of today’s biggest trends in kitchen design is open shelving,” says House and Home. “The upside is hard to deny: it can make your space feel more airy and gives you room to display great-looking dishes, ingredients, serving pieces and cookbooks. Best of all, open shelves are often less expensive than installing closed cabinets.”

Add a personal touch to this trendy style by giving the space custom details: Try featuring original pottery or artwork on the shelves. Watermark Designs also works with designers to create completely custom faucet and handle designs if you want to make the look completely your own.

Sleek, Contemporary Style

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Make a statement by building out your kitchen space in black. “Often overlooked as purely an 'accent' color, black walls, cabinetry and work surfaces are having something of a moment,” according to designers at Homes and Gardens. “Black becomes liveable, luxe and inviting, with textured woods adding rustic, homely charm.”

You can also add metallic finishes for extra drama throughout the space to balance the dark black of the style. Incorporate a touchless faucet design to add functionality and a modern solution to your space.

Functional With Industrial Flair

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The all-white kitchen is always trendy, but by adding fixtures that offer functionality your design will last even longer. Watermark Design’s Elan Vital collection features this pot-filler faucet design to make pasta night more convenient. And the award-winning style of the Elan Vital line features a fun industrial aesthetic that offers your space a look that stands out (in a good way).

Touches of Rustic Style

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Farmhouse-style kitchens offer plenty of cozy appeal, and it’s a popular choice for today’s home design. The rustic, repurposed wood details of this sink space give it plenty of personality.

The unique valve-shaped handle from Watermark’s Brooklyn collection offers the design vintage-inspired style, and the concrete sink adds even more country-inspired ambiance.

Try on Transitional Style

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Transitional design is a great way to incorporate aspects of different styles if you don’t want to pick just one kind of design. It’s also a great way to mix traditional design elements with trendier ones. This kitchen features a few retro-inspired details, along with lots of wood and clean lines to stay trendy.

This kind of organic style is especially popular, but few know it’s also quite sustainable. According to Better Homes and Gardens, “In the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) annual trends report, natural, organic style skyrocketed into the top three kitchen design styles for 2021 (up from 10th in 2019). The style relies on the same clean lines as still-popular contemporary and transitional kitchens, but with a look built on the warmth and textures of natural materials.”

Solutions for Your Kitchen Faucet Design

Whether you want something more traditional or a kitchen space that serves modern style, there are accessories and fixtures to fit your needs.

For more than 30 years, Watermark Designs has offered architects, designers and homeowners a wide array of kitchen hardware styles, and allows anyone to customize their products.

From vintage-inspired handles to sleek contemporary faucet styles, Watermark Designs offers plenty of solutions to help you style your kitchen exactly the way you want. Our configurator tool also offers limitless looks that you can try out: Check it out and start designing your kitchen today.

Want more kitchen design ideas? Take a look at some of our favorite successful styles here.