3 Beautifully Designed Custom Kitchen Styles We Love

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3 Beautifully Designed Custom Kitchen Styles We Love

When planning your custom home, or full home remodel, you may find that you have designs in mind, that you absolutely love. Or, on the other hand, you may be the type who hasn't put much thought into the style of your home, but you find yourself wanting to get some ideas in mind before you meet with your designer. Whatever your story, this article will help you learn a few trendy kitchen design styles so you can articulate exactly what you are looking for when creating your new space.

Beware before you read on: These kitchens are stunning and may leave you wanting to create a custom kitchen of your own!

The French Country Custom Kitchen

French Country style kitchens are not only beautiful, but they make you feel as though they can whisk you away to the countryside of France every single day. Some of the elements often found in a French design style are:

  1. A Royal Range: one of the classic characteristics of a French style kitchen is a beautiful, larger than life gas kitchen range. Top your stunning range with a decadent hood in beautiful copper, or white with gold accents.
  2. High Kitchen Ceilings: vault your ceilings, and better yet add beautiful exposed beams to reproduce that airy countryside feeling in your home.
  3. Grand Features: when you think of the French countryside you think of effortless elegance. Keep your new kitchen clean, chic, and open but add in a stunningly grand features such as exposed stone walls and big windows.
  4. Vintage and Modern: The trend now is to blend styles which you can do easily in a French Country kitchen. Mix classic elements such as a farmhouse sink, vintage lighting and antique colours with modern tile, or contemporary metals.

The Contemporary Kitchen

Applying contemporary design to your kitchen can create a beautiful, simple and minimalist feel to the hub of your home. When designing a contemporary kitchen, such as our Modern Minimalist custom home, you can be sure to add in these elements:

Slab Door Cabinets

Slab doors are a trademark feature of contemporary styled kitchens. Often these sleek, cool-toned kitchens can be warmed up with some gorgeous wood accents.

Waterfall Island

Unlike a traditional kitchen island that consists of a marble or quartz countertop on a cabinet base, a waterfall island is the perfect centerpiece of the modern contemporary kitchen. Waterfall islands are typically one, fluid piece of stone, with no finishing edgework.

Gloss and Wood

Another telltale design element in a contemporary kitchen is the contrast of high gloss and natural wood. There are endless ways to blend these two looks throughout your kitchen in your cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, sinks, shelves, and floors. Not to mention accessories after the fact, keeping in mind that contemporary styled homes often keep a minimalist approach to 'things' in the home.

White on White

More often than not, kitchens are being designed with infinite white elements and this is definitely a classic contemporary style. White counters, cabinets, paint, and appliances give you endless options to keep your new kitchen looking bright white.

The Traditional Kitchen Design

Traditional kitchen design is often warm and welcoming and can include many different elements. You can do this in a variety of ways, but there are a few key ideas that will let you know that you like a traditionally designed kitchen. Some of these can include:

  • Details such as arches and decorative moldings
  • Neutral colors
  • Simple tile backsplashes
  • Decorative lighting

Custom Kitchens Made For You

No matter which style suits your tastes we can bring your vision to life. Before taking our clients on their custom kitchen journey we take into account tastes, preferences, budget and timelines to bring their dream kitchen into their home. Check out our Custom Kitchen Design portfolio or contact us directly for more information on our Design-Build process.

We highly recommend making a list of your 'must haves', your 'would like to haves' and your 'if the budget allows items'. What this does is better allows your kitchen designer, or home builder, some very important insight into what your priorities will be for the space. Also, creating a inspiration board of ideas you like will only make things that much easier.

If the kitchen planning stage is not for you, fear not. A great kitchen remodel team will help pull the information from you in your intial conversations and design appointments. Be sure to check out some of our custom kitchen design portfolio.

While a small renovation such as new cabinetry, or updating your appliances, can be easily handled on your own, or with a general contractor any major kitchen project calls for the right team in your corner. Hiring a professional designer can help to save you money by keeping your project on track and ensuring it turns out exactly how you've imagined. Having a full-service builder, like FLR Developments, allows a seemless project because your builder and designer works hand in hand to bring your kitchen vision to reality.

The cost to remodel a kitchen in Calgary can vary in a big way anywhere between $100 to $400 per square foot. Generally speaking, the choices that have the greatest affect your kitchen construction cost are:

  1. Flooring type
  2. Countertop and cabinet choices
  3. Kitchen appliances
  4. Decorative features such as masonry (stone work), lighting and other customizations

At FLR Developments we walk through with you on every step of the process to ensure that your kitchen project delivers what you want within the budget you have in mind. Contact us for a consultation today and ask about our simple home renovation financing.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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