Rocky Tops Custom Countertops in Nashville

Make Your Dream Kitchen a Reality

Every homeowner’s dream is a functional and beautiful kitchen. After all, this is where you spend most of your time cooking, dining, and even hanging out. Therefore, when renovating your kitchen, you must consider the design, functionality, and aesthetics carefully. 

Below are a few tips on kitchen designs, trends, and ideas to create your perfect kitchen setting. 

Style and Design 

The kitchen style is the foundation for everything else. You need to choose the color scheme you prefer, along with what countertop, cabinet, and flooring material would be best. To narrow down the selection, consider your design taste, lifestyle, and budget.

You want your kitchen to look beautiful and functional with the right appliances and fixtures. Make sure they fit your needs and complement the overall design of your kitchen. Put it all together with some finishing touches. Little details can make a big difference in your kitchen’s overall look and feel. With some planning and imagination, you can have the kitchen of your dreams in no time.

Color Scheme

You’ll want to select colors that complement each other and create a cohesive look. If you’re unsure where to start, try looking at pictures of kitchens online or in magazines for inspiration.

Here are a few popular color schemes to get you started:

  • All-White: This classic look is clean and timeless. To prevent your kitchen from feeling too sterile, add texture with different materials like glass, tile, or wood.
  • Neutral with a Pop of Color: This is a safe bet if you’re unsure about colors. Choose neutral colors like black, gray, or white, and then add an accent color to give your kitchen some personality.
  • Colorful:If you love lots of colors, you can go big! Pick a few bold colors and have fun mixing and matching them. Make sure not to go overboard, or your kitchen will feel chaotic.

Storage Space

Sufficient storage space is the key to a functional kitchen design where you can store tools, small appliances, glassware, tableware, supplies, etc. Here are some tips for creating storage space in your kitchen. 

  •  Start with a plan. Before shopping for storage solutions, take a good look at your kitchen and take inventory of what you already have and what you need to store. This will help you determine the best storage solutions for your space.
  • Make use of vertical space. Kitchen cabinets can go to the ceiling, so make use of that extra space.
  • Utilize under-the-sink space. Most sinks have cabinet space underneath, so store cleaning supplies and tools there.
  • There are innovative storage solutions available these days, so get creative!


When choosing lighting elements for a kitchen, it is vital to consider the different functions lighting has in the kitchen. The right lighting improves the overall visibility of the area and can even make a kitchen look and feel larger. Task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting can all be used to create a well-lit kitchen.

  • Task lighting is brighter to illuminate countertops, islands, sinks, and other work areas for improved visibility during food prep, cooking, and cleaning. Task light fixtures include pendant lights that hang from the ceiling and multi-bulb LED strips that mount on or inside your cabinets, pantry, or drawers. Under-cabinet lighting is ideal for illuminating countertops.
  • Ambient lighting is vital for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen. Soft overhead lighting illuminates the floor and walls, making it easier to enter, exit, and navigate the kitchen. Ambient light fixtures include recessed lights mounted inside shallow openings in the ceiling, chandeliers, and pendant lights.
  • Accent lighting highlights specific kitchen areas such as architectural features, wall art, or special decor items. The brightness level is in between ambient and task lighting. Accent light fixtures include cove lights built into the ceiling and puck lights that mount on or inside cabinets.


Choosing suitable kitchen appliances that match your lifestyle, design preferences, and budget can be daunting. With so many options on the market, it’s hard to know where to begin. Start with the basics: refrigerator, stove, range, microwave, dishwasher. These are essential appliances for any kitchen, and there are many options and price points with even the basics. Once you have these covered, you can start thinking about other items you might want, like warming drawers, wine/beverage coolers, a secondary dishwasher, a coffee bar, and more. The options are endless.


A countertop is a crucial part of designing your dream kitchen. There are three main types of materials that you can choose from granite, quartz, and marble. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but they all will give your kitchen a high-end, luxurious look and feel.When choosing a material for your countertop, it is essential to consider your design taste, lifestyle, and budget. 

Rocky Tops Custom Countertops Nashville is the place for premium, yet affordable, natural and engineered stone countertop slabs. Our design team is ready to help with all aspects of your kitchen project. With our superior craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, your dream kitchen can become a reality.