We recently wrapped up a kitchen remodel where the client wanted to create a light and bright space. They had one wall that divided the kitchen from the living room and they wanted more of an open concept feel. So in order to take one wall down, we had to put up another to make room for the fridge and additional storage and cabinetry.

Completing a kitchen remodel can be stressful and choosing the perfect finishing selections can be really overwhelming. There are so many options and design styles out there it’s hard to choose just one. So today we wanted to share with you some how-to tips we followed behind this project and for you to keep in mind for when your remodeling your kitchen space.

Decide on Color Scheme

Are you wanting a white and bright look? A modern farmhouse feel? Industrial? First decide on the overall color scheme that you’re wanting to work with and then the finishing selections will launch off of that.

Choose your Cabinetry

We always choose the cabinetry first when remodeling. It grounds your kitchen and provides a base palette for all of your other selections. In this kitchen, we went with a classic white which gives it that timeless look.

Pick Out Flooring

Hardwood flooring in a kitchen is a no-fail design selection because it withstands kids, dogs, and seamlessly ties in other spaces in your home. For this project, we used Aschenbrenner from WD Flooring and the clients loved it! It has gray and brown tones so it could go with a more gray and white home, but also works well with dark wood trim and cabinets. A win for sure.

Add Detail

We love adding detail to our kitchens through backsplash tile, flooring, and lighting, of course! On this project, we used the Vintage Gold Five-Light Linear Pendant above the dining table as a statement piece. It’s a beautiful fixture that will become a conversation piece as people sit down for dinner. Over the sink, we used the Mill & Mason Eastbrook Bronze 12-Inch One-Light Pendant instead of a regular flush mount. Switching things up adds interest and makes the sink more of a focal point. In the middle of the kitchen and little nook behind the fridge, we used the Minka-Lavery Harbour Point Liberty Gold Two-Light Flush Mount which ties into the other lighting fixtures, yet has a more brassy gold look making it stand out on it’s own.

Make a Statement with Backsplash

We love these fish scale tiles from Mercury Mosaics because they are so unique and make a statement in your kitchen. Even though the cabinets and backsplash are both white, the shimmer and shape of these tiles stands out.

bellacor lighting kitchen remodel

Morgan Molitor is one half of construction2style, a husband and wife home renovation, styling, and blogging team. construction2style specializes in full home residential design, remodeling and styling. Morgan and her husband Jamie blog about every detail of their current projects, helping readers replicate the project in their own homes. construction2style has been featured on The Huffington post, Inspire Me Home Decor, Midwest Home, Design and DIY Magazine, Luxe Interiors + Design, Remodelaholic, WCCO, Twin Cities Live and more.

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