Kitchen Design Ideas & Kitchen Floor Plans to Get You Started

Kitchen Design Ideas 101

Creating a kitchen design from scratch is like putting together a complex puzzle without having the puzzle pieces at your fingertips. That’s why you can benefit from planning advice from a professional who’s created hundreds and viewed thousands of kitchen remodel ideas. They stay up-to-date on the latest trends, products, and know-how to ask the right questions to design a kitchen that reflects your style and functional needs.

Our kitchen designers draw from a deep well of creative experiences to craft a kitchen design just for you. We discover your tastes, and how you use your kitchen. Whether you’re a gourmet cook or hardly cook at all, enjoy intimate family meals or host large social gatherings, need to accommodate homework or watching the TV, we can create the kitchen you need. And we know it’s not just about how easily your kitchen functions.

A Kitchen Design Idea why not Vacation at Home?


Even if you can’t explain why, when you picture yourself in this kitchen you likely feel like you’re home away from home. The cabinets’ soft colors, the warm wooden textures invite to a place far away, the Bahama & Fiji doors invoke the exoticness of the tropics. What’s great about this kitchen design idea is how the different colors work together. As you can see, color is used as the primary means to distinguish three distinct kitchen stations: a cooking area, an area for clean up, and a kitchen island for preparation. This kitchen design idea uses three different colors, two different countertops, and even the finish on the faucet is different from that on the range. Keep color in mind as you start reviewing your kitchen design ideas. A kitchen’s color, as much as the kitchen’s floor plan itself, can be the difference between an average kitchen and an exceptional one.

Urban Chic Modern Kitchen Design: Medallion Cabinetry with Bella doors.


This kitchen is very interesting, especially looked at in contrast to the previous kitchen floor plan, because you can see in it the exact opposite idea. Do you see the difference? It shows that you can get very creative by changing the kitchen floor plan, without even having to vary color, cabinets, or style. This kitchen floor plan invites you to imagine yourself talking with your friends and family around your new kitchen island or cooking for a dinner party in its ovens. You can see that the kitchen design idea at work here relies as much on the kitchen floor plan as color and style. It has four stations: the kitchen island, cooking area, preparation area, and the twin towers. Look at the way mass is put to use in this kitchen floor plan, how the refrigerator and the double ovens provide balance at each end of the kitchen. You’ve seen how proportion is used in Roman and Greek architecture; do you see how it’s used in this kitchen floor plan? And then we get even more creative in the space between. Isn’t it interesting how the cabinets are almost like architectural picture windows? The layout of this kitchen floor plan works seamlessly to create an urban chic kitchen that is well adapted to entertaining your friends and family.

Not All Kitchen Design Ideas Are Created Equal!


This kitchen floor plan takes a kitchen design idea a little bit too far. See how there’s so much going on in this kitchen that it makes you feel dizzy? That’s the result of a poorly conceived kitchen design idea The hearth has too many elements in it: two finishes, two embedded columns, and largely dysfunctional cabinets. But this kitchen floor plan does have a few good points as well. You can easily picture yourself seated at the island, reading the newspaper over breakfast, or baking for your family in the large oven. Another great feature of this kitchen design idea is the built-in refrigerator with a seeded glass front utility cabinet to its right. Feel free to tell us your opinion of this kitchen design idea or of any of the other kitchen floor plans. We would love to hear it!

What We Can Do For You With a Kitchen Design Idea at Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths

All of our designers at Signature have had specialized training in Kitchen Design through NKBA, SEN, or ASID, not only in style and structure but in function and arrangement as well. We’re not a retail store, we’re a design firm. We specialize in coming up with intangible kitchen design ideas and making them into tangible kitchen floor plans. We invite you to start thinking of a kitchen design idea and come to us with your thoughts or let us know what you and your family might want out of your new kitchen, and we can come up with the kitchen design idea for you! So if you’re thinking about your kitchen and overwhelmed by the process of coming up with a kitchen design idea, contact us. Schedule a meeting with one of our kitchen designers and we’ll grow the seed of a kitchen design idea into a finished kitchen floor plan.

Signature KAB is a licensed contractor in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney or Silver Spring, Woodley Park, Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill or even Fairfax or Alexandria, we at Signature Kitchen, Additions & Baths can help you make a kitchen design idea come to life. We do more than just design great kitchens, additions and baths. We also develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move walls, floors and ceilings, add additions, install new kitchens, lighting, plumbing, tiles and floors. If you’d like we can even start from scratch and build the whole home for you!




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