The Nic Abbey Difference
An open kitchen/great room is a desirable floor plan, not only for its entertaining factor, but also to incorporate trendy design elements to make the home feel customized. Design elements are being used to create that ‘wow factor,’ like statement ceilings that make you look up and vertical joint wood paneling of cabinetry or ceilings or both — a fun way to introduce detail into this space. The concept of marrying modern and traditional design elements to reflect the modern family is a big trend to define the open kitchen/great room spaces into the “heart of the home” that families are seeking. At Nic Abbey, we are doing a lot of furniture-style cabinetry in the open kitchens. You could incorporate this idea by designing your island to resemble a beautiful piece of furniture by raising it on legs or adding intricate paneling on the sides.