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Texture Factors in Countertops and Kitchen Remodels, Part 1

When designing a custom kitchen remodel, it’s understandable and natural to focus first on the individual elements involved. You’ll want to choose larger items like countertops and cabinets first, and you’ll also be thinking about things like your appliances, the general colors you use, and several related factors.

At Accent Interiors, we’re here to help with a huge variety of custom countertops, edge profiles, sinks and more as you plan a kitchen remodel. But we can also provide expertise and assistance with another important area: Texture, a slightly more nebulous term that’s nonetheless vital to creating a functional, aesthetically pleasing kitchen. This two-part blog will discuss what design texture is and why it’s important, plus several tips we can offer for creating a textured kitchen remodel within your budget.

What “Texture” Means and Why It Matters

We all have our various design preferences – some of us prefer a sleek, smooth modern style, others may go for a traditional or classical feel, and still others may prefer something in between. Regardless, it’s important to balance out the elements of a kitchen remodel, one that spans several visual areas.

This is where texture comes in. It involves adding depth and layers to a design to mix things up, keeping the eyes from finding flat, monochromatic areas. Even minimalist design themes, those intent on involving limited elements, can benefit from proper texturing. What will follow, in this and part two of the series, are some tips on how to properly texture your kitchen remodel.

Combining Areas and Elements

One of the wonderful things about remodeling a kitchen is the simple number of options, styles and materials available to you. Just within the world of countertops alone, you can find high-quality options in quartz, marble, granite, quartzite and even onyx, all with modern fabrication qualities.

Simply put, use this quality to your advantage. Look for ways to smartly combine various styles or materials into a final product that works together, both visually and practically. While areas like your countertops are the foundation that set the tone for the entire space, even small details like wall colors or tile choice can play a role in how the finished kitchen looks.

Tiles, Backsplash and Patterns

One great way to provide texture in several areas is by using layered patterns. These can provide you with visual relief and dimension for the room, helping scale it in the eyes of a guest. One great texturing format we often recommend is finding a backsplash or tile format that specifically complements your countertops, whether through a sharp contrast or a continuation of the same color scheme. But there are many other themes here that can create the sort of layers and patterns you’re looking for when it comes to texture.

For more on creating texture in your kitchen remodel, or to learn about any of our granite, quartz or other countertop materials, speak to the staff at Accent Interiors today.