It’s not unusual for homeowners to be somewhat unsatisfied with their kitchen, but not sure how to make it better. After all, it’s not cheap to upgrade and one wants to be sure they do all the right things to make it “just right” for the foreseeable future.

It’s hard to go wrong with sticking to a palette of mostly wood and white in kitchen. The effect is both bright and warming.

Any narrow spots in the lower cabinets or the kitchen island can be used for pull out storage of those large flat items – like cookie sheets and any other items of that dimension. We all have them!

White and blue cabinet colors are another classic kitchen pairing that will never go out of style. White upper cabinets with blue lower cabinets provide a nice balance.

Shaker style cabinet doors are popular, and are a timeless look that goes with any style.

Adding texture with stone backsplash tiles provides a nice contrast to the sleek style of modern kitchens.