Now Show Off Your Roof & Kitchen!

So at this point you have gone through the pages and pages of home design ideas and styles, colors and materials, and finally have made it all come together.

Your colors flow freely with each other and you have found the perfect balance of creativity and uniqueness but your house is screaming for attention from the neighbors.

Now The Fun Part

Any sort of home design or remodeling can be a messy job and no one likes to clean, but just think about what your are going to have ready to show off when you are all done! Just keep your eye on the prize because the clean up is the last leg of the whole process.

kitchen1Who hasn’t had to do some last minute cleaning before a family party and made sure every nook and cranny was taken care of? Well just keep that mindset here to make your home shine and be in the shape it should be to show off all of your ideas.

You have been through hundreds of design ideas for your roof and found the perfect fit for your home. If you have the time and resources, it can make a world of difference if you hire a roof cleaning & flashing company as shown here to really give your exterior that extra boost of confidence.

Do the same thing for your kitchen and home interior if you really want to “wow” your guests and give them the full experience. It really shows how much time and effort you put into all of your home design ideas and can really impress your guests.

We thank you so much for taking the time to check us out and we hope you learned something from our experience and what we have felt has worked best for us!

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A Creative Flow

Now that we have covered the roofs and siding of your home, we are going to want to keep the same ideas going when it comes to the interior of your home as well and combine the same ideas.

Just like keeping some sort of theme for the roofing and siding of your home and making sure they aren’t complete opposite colors or styles of each other, we have always recommended trying to keep that same sort of theme for the inside of your home as well.

Remember That It’s All One House!

One thing that we have mentioned a number of times on here is that we believe it is important to make your home creative and unique but not to appear as though you are trying too hard for attention.

kitchenIf you decided to go with a dimmer theme on the exterior of your home, such as a gray or blue, then try to stick with that color theme for the interior of your house as well. If you use this example but decide to paint the inside of your house with vibrant and outgoing colors (like a couple of these examples), then it will be a shock to the system for anyone who firsts sees it and is often confusing.

But have fun when you are choosing your color schemes, be creative and let your ideas flow!

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Now Combine The Two!

So if you are thinking about doing some renovations for your home and want to mix some things up a little bit, what’s the first thing we recommend to our reader?

If you caught our last one then you probably answered correctly, take a look around the neighborhood and see what the theme is for the rest of the neighborhood and start brainstorming!

Make Sure They Compliment

If you are lucky enough to be able to mix up and renovate the roof and siding of your house together, then your options are limitless and it is time to start letting the creativity flow! Remember our general rule of thumb, we always recommend for our readers to be as creative and unique as possible, but don’t give off the impression that you are screaming for attention from anyone that passes by your home.

ugly sidingAttention can be great but as you can see from this picture, not all attention is a good thing. These color schemes can work because it fits with the rest of the homes around, but if you were to choose one of these siding or roof options for a home in a neighborhood that sticks with plain white vinyl siding & asphalt shingles, you are going to be standing out in the worst way possible.

For these sort of “generic” and more popular neighborhood styles, you still have plenty of options for a creative design style.

But make sure you keep everything that we have talked about so far in mind and work off of it all together. Take a look at some of the more popular options for roofing here at – residential & commercial roofing; notice how a lot of these are the more “generic” styles that we have mentioned? Now reference This Old House and some of the many articles they have in regards to the number of siding options and styles they recommend and how to choose them.

Now is the time you let your imagination flow and see what works together and what doesn’t!

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On To The Siding

Keeping with the same theme and general idea of our page, the siding of your home is going to be the same thing as the rest of our ideas. We think that it is important to choose siding that you will genuinely love and appreciate for your home and get your neighbors talking.

Sometimes however, the type, style, and/or color of your home’s siding will have them talking but not the way you wanted or hoped for.

Take A Look Around

neighborhood (1)A good exercise that we have always encouraged our readers and friends to do is to take a couple laps around your neighborhood and really take in what you see and what sort of designs are the most popular among your neighbors.

Are most of the homes sticking with some sort of general theme? Are the colors vibrant and inviting? Or are they on the duller scheme or colors (quick side note, here are some tips if you are among those with the faded schemes!) and sticking with a dimmer theme overall?

Along with the roof on your home that we discussed last time, you should keep the same ideas in mind for the siding and exterior of your home in that we generally recommend steering away from choosing the exact same concepts, styles, and colors that you see throughout the neighborhood but sticking with the overall general theme.

We hope this idea isn’t confusing but if it is, don’t be afraid to get in contact with one of our editors and we will be happy to clear anything up!

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On To The Reviews

I hope our little introductions to how we feel about both kitchen islands and a home’s exterior have made sense so far.

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, we can begin talking about what we brought our page back for in the first place!

Let me preface all of the reviews that we are about to discuss by saying that 99.9% of what we are going to talk about is all up to personal preferences. You might completely agree with what we think and you may have a completely different opinion and that is totally fine.

That being said, let us begin.

Roofs & Siding

home2If you couldn’t tell by now, we here at Kitchen Island Reviews generally prefer designs and styles that stand out from others and don’t blend in with the rest of the neighborhood. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but being unique and creative is something that is very important to us.

As far as roofs and siding goes, we generally like to steer away from colors that the majority of the neighborhood has while not trying too hard to attract attention (click here to see what we mean). Some of our favorite brands and roofing styles that we have seen over the years can be viewed here at As you can see, the styles that are shown don’t look like they are going out of their way to attract attention, but when you really look at them you can tell that they are definitely among the more modern and sleek of designs.

Just as important as the roof, we will begin talking about the siding of your home next.


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On To The Exterior

Now that we have discussed a little bit about the interior of a house, mostly in regards to the kitchen, we can shift gears a little bit and take a look at the outside of the house and discuss what it takes to get creative in this aspect of your home.

Creativity… Again

island3Just like utilizing your creativity with your kitchen and inside of your house, you can apply the same ideas to the exterior of your home as well! In today’s day and age there are a huge number of choices out there when you are deciding on the perfect style and design for your home.

Whether you choose to go with the more traditional asphalt roofing shingles and vinyl siding, or want to mix it up a little bit and try metal on your home, there are countless options for you to choose from. The exterior of your home is the first thing that any guest that you decide to have over is going to see and it never hurts to leave a good first impression.

Some may choose to stick with the neighborhood trends and blend in with the rest, but personally we love to think outside of the box and make our homes stand out from the rest. Even for those of you out there who prefer the more traditional styles, you can still find options out there that will make your home stand out.

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Endless Choices!

These days, people are spoiled for choices over the number of kitchen island designs to choose from. You can pick and choose the design and shape of your kitchen island, it does not matter whether you want to have it rectangular, triangular, and squarish or even round shaped in design. As it is basically used as an area to facilitate food preparation, the island is the heart of your kitchen.

Get Creative!

Creativity is the key to conceiving both kitchen island and roof designs. If you want to separate your cooking area from the dining area, then large islands are useful. You can have additional kitchen island furniture like breakfast bars and other electrical appliances to give you that triangular look of sink-stove-refrigerator combination.

island2Apartments and condos which have more open space can use this kind of kitchen island design. Some kitchen islands even come with wheels and can be moved in between meals so that the space can be better utilized for other purposes. Smaller-sized islands are usually more flexible and can fit in anywhere and hence most people find that two small islands serve better than one large one and most importantly it usually goes well with the existing kitchen furniture.

Whether it is contemporary or traditional or Avant-Gardes style of kitchen island furniture you are looking at, always take the expert opinions of a professional to create your unique custom kitchen island designs.

Kitchen islands are extremely functional units in the kitchen and hence needs to be designed well, keeping in mind the dimensions of your kitchen furniture. You can approach professionals to get the perfect kitchen island furniture to match it with. If you are handy with tools, you can refer to home improvement magazines or television shows to build your kitchen island furniture.

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Why The Increase in Demand?

Over the last decade or so, with television channels promoting more and more food networks, people are getting very interested in revamping their kitchen, giving it a brand new and stylish look while trying to use it in more ways than one. The main reason for the increase in the demand for kitchen island designs is to give your kitchen a trendy yet functional look. Sleek and modern home renovations in addition to Kitchen island furniture is more sought after now than ever before and manufacturers are working hard towards producing pieces which are of high quality as well as value for money.

Personal Preference

Most home improvement magazines are advertising a great variety of kitchen island designs that suit all types of kitchens yet the perfect design for your kitchen should be based on your own personal requirements. First of all, you need to be sure of all the dimensions to create a practical and efficient island structure.

Additionally the size of the kitchen island should depend on the amount of room available in the kitchen. If you want a more compact kitchen island, then you may want to consider its length and decide how deep you want it to be. Typically the length and depth should be in accordance to the family member’s height. The island should also be designed such that it will facilitate easy entry in and out of the kitchen without blocking the way to other electrical appliances.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out and we hope you find the information we let you all in on is something you can get on board with!

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