Timeless White Kitchens For 2017

December 06, 2016


Considering remodeling your Northern Virginia Kitchen in 2017? Overwhelmed with all the choices? Considering the national average cost of a complete Kitchen remodel is in the $60K range, it’s important to LOVE what you select AND protect your return on investment.


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 As a Kitchen & Bath Designer working for a Design/Build Firm, I get a lot of questions about selecting the right finish materials for Kitchen and Bath projects. So what’s your best bet?


Three words... timeless white Kitchen.


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According to a 2013 national survey conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 67% of respondents listed white as their first choice for cabinetry color. That not only makes white cabinets seemingly timeless, but incredibly marketable for future resale. A white Kitchen is simple, clean, and the ultimate neutral. Even the smallest of white Kitchens looks spacious and bright. You can pair white with anything and it looks fantastic. AND you have A LOT of options – paint colors, countertops, tile backsplashes – anything you select works with white.   And if you change your mind about accents or paint in the future? Change them. Guess what? They still work.


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You aren’t locked in to a particular style with a white Kitchen either. Love contemporary styling? Prefer a more traditional look? Leaning toward a French Country feel? Really love the Craftsman flair? White works with them all. And many more.


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“What about my appliances? What color should they be?” Another popular question when it comes to white cabinets. The answer is simple. Whatever you like. Stainless, black, white, etc. It’s up to you and your Designer to find the right balance so the white cabinets remain the dominant feature.


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Open shelving wall cabinets and decorative glass door cabinets are gorgeous touches in a crisp, white Kitchen, and should be considered during the design phase. Rich, dark Kitchen flooring is a wonderful way to make your white cabinetry pop as well.


Essentially, with a white Kitchen, you have the ultimate canvas to create the Kitchen of your dreams. Ready to start planning and designing yours? Give us a call at 703-367-8999, send an email to stacy@lensisbuilders.com, or visit our web-site at www.lensisbuilders.com and fill out a short contact form.



Stacy Strickland Lensis


-NKBA Certified

Lensis Builders Designer: 2001-Present


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