Designing your new Kitchen: Choose your Style

The kitchen is one of the most important and most-used rooms in your new home; coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles – everything from the sleek, ultra-modern kitchen to decorative French Country and all the variations in between. A walk into the kitchen affords a glimpse into the heart of the home; providing insight into the owner’s personal style. What will your new American Life Homes’ kitchen say about you?

We offer a variety of customization; from cabinet finish to fixtures and counter tops. Working with our design consultant, you can create a kitchen that meets your lifestyle needs and creative flair. To get your creative juices flowing, we have put together a few options to help you consider

Are You Modern or Traditional?


Panel doors, handles and knobs adorn these traditional styled cabinets.

Panel doors, handles and knobs adorn these traditional styled cabinets.

Traditional kitchens never go out of style, their timeless, classic designs exude warmth, livability and coziness. There are a variety of ways to style your traditional kitchen with all the details, color and themes you can imagine. Go Country Cottage, Tuscan, Old World – the sky is the limit and American Life Homes provides a myriad of options to help you.

Some key elements of a traditional kitchen:

  • Flush inset or paneled cabinetry
  • Decorative handles and knobs – choose from a wide range of finishes
  • Country or rustic elements
  • Crown molding
  • Neutral tones and white
  • Antique or vintage-style elements
  • Wood flooring
  • Embellishment and detail everywhere

Modern kitchens on the other hand tend to be sleek, streamlined and trendy with a focus on efficiency and minimal clutter. Modern kitchens incorporate sharp, straight lines and block shapes rather than the curves and organic shapes common in the traditional kitchen.

Glass tile back splash in soft seafoam helps create a contemporary aesthetic.

Glass tile back splash in soft seafoam helps create a contemporary aesthetic.

Some features of more modern kitchen styles:

  • Flat Panel Cabinetry
  • Handle-free doors  and cabinets
  • Cutting edge appliances
  • Old materials used in new ways – think retro styled glass back splashes
  • Multiple, layered materials with lots of texture
  • Subtle colors with accents of vibrant color
  • Minimal lines and less clutter

 Something to Consider

Glass tile back splashes, lighter colored cabinetry and neutral, lighter walls with reflective counter tops visually enlarge a space, while darker woods and counters may make a space appear smaller.

American Life Homes designs all of its innovative floor-plans with kitchens that are a part of the primary living area. Open sight lines to other rooms ensure that even a modest footprint seems expansive.

Family and friends frequently gravitate to the kitchen, so selecting a style that fits your personal taste and entertaining style is wise. Your perfectly designed kitchen can create an ambiance for the whole house that will create memories that last a lifetime.

Let us help you get started on your new kitchen, your new home and your new phase in life. View our model homes online or in person. View available new homes plans today!