Kitchen in need of an update? We’re here to help! In our previous post we talked about the updates your space could use to get ready for the fall season, but why stop there? Today we sat down with Interior Designer, Erica, and asked her favorite cabinet styles and colors to share with clients who are looking to conquer their kitchen.

Her Go-To Brands

Pikes Peak Textured Melamine

“My first go to is the DesignCraft brand! Their full overlay style is very sleek and modern, making it perfect for anyone looking to achieve a “clean” look. Another incredible modern option by DesignCraft is Pike’s Peak textured melamine; it’s gorgeous in person and a great vanity style! As for door styles, I love the Eaton in colored thermofoil and the Bella door in a Wenge veneer. The best way to describe the Bella door Wenge veneer combination is very luxe looking, but even then, there are so many exotic veneers to choose from it’s hard to pick a favorite!

In Medallion Gold line, you can also achieve a similar modern look by choosing a Bella door in quartersawn oak. In terms of weight, the Bella quartersawn is a heavier, substantial door but especially easy to keep clean as a full slab. I recommend this style to any client looking for an easy maintenance kitchen! For a less modern, more classic taste, the Dana Pointe and Park Place flat panel doors also in Gold line are my personal favorites. They’re beautiful and deliver a classic, timeless look that will survive changing tastes over the life of a kitchen.

Popular Client Styles

Park Place in Maple Sea Salt Classic

The most popular cabinet styles clients are consistently drawn to are in Medallion’s Silver line. They recently added two new door styles – Jackson and Walton – that I’ve been recommending to everyone. Both are a great transitional choice because of their upgraded, elegant shaker style doors and clean lines. These door styles outlast all design trends, and when it’s time for a change, replacing accessories and hardware are perfect, easy ways to keep the kitchen updated.

As for colors, white isn’t going anywhere! Out of Medallion’s recently launched whites, my favorite is Sea Salt, which is a nice, crisp white that looks amazing with any backsplash or countertop. In terms of pairing colors, duo toned kitchens are still very much in style, so if someone wants to incorporate color or a wood texture, I recommend doing the island in a fun finish! Blues are big right now, and we have so many great choices – Celeste, Gale, Dusk etc – but for me, I just love a gray kitchen, light or dark!”

Here to Help!

Let us know your favorite design styles and color combinations or stop by our showroom to find what speaks to you! We love helping clients make selections that are best for them and their home, it’s what we do!

As the leaves change, maybe it’s time your space changes a little too! To all the DIY lovers out there or homeowners who just want to get their foot in the door, we’re here to help save your money and your space. We’ve crafted a list of minor updates for your home that will be sure to have guests impressed!

Keep It Light and Bright

In today’s market, homeowners strive to find or create an open concept home. Good news is, anyone can make their space feel more open without taking out a wall! By keeping furnishings and decor light and bright, your home will instantly feel bigger. In a small space, avoid large, dark furniture items that could crowd the space. Replacing large items with multiple moderate to small chairs and tables will create a sense of greater space. If you have already mastered the trick of decorating small spaces with small furnishings but your room still feels suffocating, try your hand at upholstering! Don’t be afraid of a pop of color, but definitely keep in mind, light fabrics and walls can make a big impact in a small room!

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Here’s a fun designer tip you may not have known: Placing a mirror opposite a light source i.e. a window or fixture, reflects the same light back into the space making it feel that much bigger! Mirrors can make a big statement in any formal room and can also be a fun conversation piece!

Hardware is At The Heart of The Home

We’ve all heard the saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” so why not treat it as such? Replacing old hardware is just the trick you need to update your kitchen. With a variety of options to choose from, your wallet won’t be too upset if you decide to update your hardware again a few years from now. We won’t judge you for keeping your kitchen trendy. Just don’t forget about the hardware in your bathroom too!

Add an Accent to Your Wall

Tired of all the walls looking the same? Just want a fun feature aside from your decor? An accent wall is the way to go! There are so many affordable and stylish wallpapers that are both easy to install and remove. By far, adding wallpaper to your space is the easiest no brainer! You’ll have a designer room with a cost you’ll love.

Be sure to share your home before and after pictures with us, and let us know what homeowner questions you have to be featured in our next blog!