Traditional shapes and materials often dictate the outcome of design in many homes. But that does not have to be the case for you and your home. Consider the kitchen island as a prime example. Often rectangle in design, faced with a cabinetry style and material, and topped with the popular counter top of the moment, it’s a standout home feature that can readily accept creative new directions in design and materials.
Interested? Talk with your builder or remodeler, and they should send you to talk with their cabinetry shop. If you’re just thinking kitchen update, visit a kitchen showroom and talk with one of their designers. And if you feel your not finding the creative result that you’re looking for, feel free to discuss your vision with another designer, as some are more comfortable with outside-the-box thinking.
Bending the rules in many other parts of the home, both inside and out, can provide the personal distinction that makes your home yours. It’s just takes that first step to explore something new.
[photograph provided by studio 26 homes | Orefield, PA]