Selecting Unique Kitchen Design Features and Finishes for Your New Home

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Selecting Unique Kitchen Design Features and Finishes for Your New Home

When your new home’s floor plan is finalized, the walls go up, and the construction moves toward the finishing touches, it’s time for the most exciting part — choosing the home design features that will bring your new spaces together to match your style.

Whether you’re downsizing into a smaller and more intimate kitchen or upgrading to your dream kitchen, selecting the right countertops, backsplash, and cabinetry can make all the difference in making your kitchen design dreams a reality.

Keep reading for a helpful guide on selecting unique design features and finishes for your new home’s kitchen.

Choosing Your Kitchen Countertops

Selecting the perfect kitchen countertop for your luxury home means finding the best option to suit your needs in both design and functionality. Let’s review two of the most popular kitchen countertop materials to consider:


Many luxury homes feature granite countertops to take advantage of the beautiful color variations, heat resistance, and durability. Granite can match any home style, whether you prefer traditional or modern kitchen design.


Quartz countertops are a great way to bring beauty and durability into any kitchen design. With a wide range of unique styles, quartz is sure to create the kitchen atmosphere of your dreams. To ensure your countertops fit your vision, share your design preferences with the professionals and take the time to carefully consider your options in terms of appearance, durability, and longevity.

Finding the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen Design

Once you’ve picked out your countertops, it’s time to continue your kitchen design with a complementary backsplash. Backsplashes often serve as a focal point in kitchens, so feel free to get creative with your color, texture, and pattern choices. For example, if you went with a white countertop, you might choose a backsplash with a few pops of color to give the design some personality.

Kitchen designers call the backsplash the “high-impact zone” because the color or pattern can create a very visually interesting surface. Even a simply colored backsplash can make a significant impact with the right texture or pattern.

Keep the following tips in mind when discussing your kitchen backsplash with your designer:

  • How well the backsplash will complement your chosen countertops.
  • The durability of your chosen backsplash material, including scratch resistance.
  • How all of your chosen design elements will fit together.

Quality Cabinetry That Matches Your Design Preferences

Cabinets do more than provide essential kitchen storage. Designers can match many different kitchen ideas and design preferences simply by changing the color and hardware of the cabinetry. The right color and hardware choices can bring the space together to fit your ideal kitchen vision, whether you want a cozy kitchen or one that maximizes open space.

When choosing the color for your kitchen cabinets, consider your lifestyle and cleaning preferences. White and other light colors show dirt and dust more easily than darker cabinets or those with visible wood grain.

Modern kitchens don’t need to be all-white to provide a stunning design. Check out the sleek dark cabinetry in our Sendero model home on the gallery page.

Keep in mind that your kitchen cabinetry features do not all have to match exactly. You may choose a different color for your island cabinets than your wall-mounted storage to create more visual interest and impact within the space. Reference our Medina model home for an example.

Achieve the Home of Your Dreams With Journey Homes

At Journey Homes, we build beautiful luxury homes in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country region. Whether you’re downsizing or need more space for your growing family, we can help you achieve the home of your dreams.

When building a luxury home with our team of experts, you get to choose the finishing touches based on your unique style preferences, allowing you to truly make your new house feel like home.

You can also work with us to purchase a move-in ready home with a finished kitchen design as well. Call us today at 830-312-0303 to begin your home journey.

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