Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 16, 2016 8:00:29 AM
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When you set out to build a custom home, one of the first places you’ll consider is the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, after all.

The kitchen has an endless array of design possibilities. From cabinets to countertops to pendant lights and every design element in between, you’ll find that easy custom home building starts with fresh inspiration from others who’ve designed before you.

In this post, we’ll take a look at five dazzling ways to customize your kitchen. We believe your kitchen should feed your stomach while also being a feast for your eyes. Let’s dig in.

Choose a Backsplash that Dazzles


Turn your kitchen backsplash into an absolute jewel in your already perfect dream home. Consider mixing up backsplash tiles to create a dynamic showstopper. For example, mix elegant and timeless white subway tile with a modern mosaic. It will add visual interest to the most beloved room in the home and give you something to gaze at while you’re cooking up menus and memories with your loved ones.

Brighten Up Your Kitchen with Cabinetry


Love the look of a log cabin in small doses? Give a nod to rustic log cabin charm with the help of high quality oak cabinets. Light cabinets, lighter countertops and the lightest walls keep the kitchen open and inviting. Go for a cabinet style with raised panel doors to add traditional beauty to your space.

Triple Duty Kitchen Island


Give your kitchen island three tasks: a place to eat, a place to prep and a place to store all of your extra kitchen appliances, utensils and food. This extra-sized kitchen island has twice the storage space while providing ample room to dedicate to slicing and dicing. Pull up two or three bar stools to complete the trifecta. What’s even better? Your supersized kitchen island can do all three things at the same time, without fear of running out of space.

Stone Flooring


What better way to bring in the natural elegance of old world than with a stone floor? There’s nothing quite as bucolic and fairy tale-like as a stone floor in the heart of your home. Pair your earthy floor with darker hued cabinets for a cozy feel.

Tiling, Tiling Everywhere


Why should backsplashes have all the fun? There’s plenty of beautiful ways to add tiling to your kitchen without limiting yourself to the back wall. How about extending your tiling to include the eat-in bar? Use your tile to create a cohesive and eye-catching focal point within your kitchen.

Would you like to get even more ideas for your dream kitchen? Check out our Image Gallery for more beautiful kitchen inspiration.