Design Your Kitchen Option #1 with Mary DeWalt – New Home Source
Design Your Kitchen Option #1 with Mary DeWalt – New Home Source

Hi. I’m Mary DeWalt. I’m President of Mary DeWalt Design Group
and we specialize in model home merchandising for new home builders. We’re in the kitchen of a Jimmy Jacobs model
home in the Austin, Texas area. And I just wanted to talk a little bit about
some of the trends that we’re seeing in kitchens today. Kitchens are probably the most important room
in the house to so many people. It’s the heart of the home. Everybody, you know, congregates here. And so one of the first trends that we’re
seeing, is instead of having the bar raised up to 42 inches for the bar stools, we’re
lowering everything to the 36 inch counter height. That makes the kitchen feel larger, you don’t
have to climb up on bar stools, and you also have more counter space to work in. Another trend is cleaner, less cluttered interiors. So this kitchen has some great cabinets that
have a… They’re light stain with a brown glaze on
’em, kind of a tea stain. And we call this look sort of a “new country
look.” We’ve got the rooster over here. But what makes it fresh and new is the stainless
tile backsplash that we’ve added. And we’ve installed it vertically, instead
of horizontally, and it gives you a little more heighth. Another trend, remember the days where we
had all the ivies in the baskets and everything cluttering the top of our cabinets and it
was just nothing, but a big dust catcher? So these days we’re accessorizing the top
of the cabinets with fewer accessories, little groupings, and adding a lot of color. And then, we also add color to the walls. The walls in this kitchen are really bright
terracotta, kind of a coral color, and it makes for a really bright, happy environment.

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