From the Ask the Pros Issue  

Kitchen Renovation Tips with Dolores Sonia, Vice President, Kitchens & Baths at Bellari Design

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  • A pop of color in the fabric of the shades combined with clean lines and classic, neutral-colored foundational elements help ensure that this kitchen will stand the test of time.

Ask the Pros shares advice on designing the perfect home straight from the source–New Jersey’s design experts.  The easy to read question & answer format is a great place for advice & inspiration.

What are three factors to consider to ensure that my kitchen will still look good — not dated — 10 years from now?

“To help ensure that your kitchen renovation stands the test of time, the selections you make for your new kitchen should be consistent with the style of the house — e.g., the materials and style of the cabinets, countertops, architectural elements and other accessories should blend with the total home design. Second, consider refraining from the latest trend unless it’s exactly what you’ve been dreaming of, and choose materials that will hold up under the normal wear-and-tear of a kitchen so the space will always look new. Finally, vibrant colors or bold patterns in foundational elements such as cabinets, countertops, backsplash or flooring can date a space very quickly — it’s best to keep those strong elements to the fabric, paint and accessories, all of which can be easily changed/updated later.”

Dolores Sonia, Vice President, Kitchens & Baths at Bellari Design, Branchburg, New Jersey