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Erika Wong, Real Estate Pro in Miramar, FL

Does the style/design of the kitchen defines the decor of a home??

Asked by Erika Wong, Miramar, FL Mon Oct 17, 2011

Does A White Wash Cottage style kitchen match contemporary furniture???

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Interesting question....I think it would depend upon the physical arrangement of the kitchen....If it's an "open plan" there may nee to be some type of transition that brings the two areas together. On the other hand, if the kitchen is an isolated space, I'd see no reason to have any concern.

The reality of Florida interior design is that the commonly considered "northern" furniture of darker woods have increased greatly in popularity, creating a challenge for decorators. Bring a white washed look together with darker contemporary furniture can be accomplished often through the use of color and tropical patterns.

Hope this is helpful,

2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 18, 2011
The design of a kitchen should be consistent with the decor of a home, but I often see people with traditional homes use ultra-modern furniture, or vice versa, so it's definitely a disconnect when that happens. If the house is a Cape Cod, farmhouse style, Colonial, or transitional, then a white wash cottage style kitchen would be fine, but then the rest of the rooms in the house should be furnished in a similar ( but not necessarily identical) style. As Alma said, a stager could help blend styles so the difference between them isn't so jarring. Good luck!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 18, 2011
If you're advising your seller, you may want to get the opinion of a Stager. An inexpensive coat of paint and updated hardware may be all that is needed to create a contemporary look for the kitchen. Also Home Depot/Lowes have new paints specifically to update the look of cabinets. My vote is for a look that will appeal to the most buyers and Pickled Oak/White Washed/Distressed Cabinets may not appeal to the masses.

Good luck~

1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 18, 2011
Hmmm. Does an "A" chord over the first four measures of the verse define the melody?

Wouldn't you say that, while it imposes some constraints, it also allows for some liberties and flexibilities?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 17, 2011
Thank you all for the help. It does make sense to follow the theme of the kitchen in the open areas.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 18, 2011
Many times owners mix and match many styles and it blends UNLESS see pictures and etc difficult to have an opinion .

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