Kitchen Design Services in McLean, VA

No matter what your kitchen design needs are, Hambleton Construction can help you achieve them. For nearly a decade, we’ve been providing custom kitchen design services to the residents of McLean, Virginia. In fact, we’ve probably been to your neighborhood!

We specialize in designing the perfect kitchens for families who are unhappy with their current space. We are passionate about building the kitchen of your dreams, so let us put our experience to work for you.

Contact us to learn about our kitchen design services.

Kitchen Design Ideas

Before you start planning the kitchen of your dreams, it’s helpful to know some kitchen design basics.

Standard Kitchen Layouts

  • Galley – A popular layout for smaller kitchens, such as those in apartments, a galley sets appliances and workspace along the walls of a narrow room, which is often open to a dining area.

  • L-Shape – The L-Shape kitchen is a versatile style that maximizes corner space and works well in small-to-medium spaces.

  • One-Wall – All appliances, cabinets, and fixtures are on a single wall in this style, popular in lofts and studios.

  • Peninsula – Also known as G-Shape, this layout adds an extra partial wall to a U- or L-shaped kitchen.

  • U-Shape – With three walls of appliances and cabinets, this flexible layout allows for smooth workflow.

Two major kitchen design considerations to keep in mind are the work triangle and the island, which can be helpful in almost any kitchen.

The Work Triangle

The kitchen work triangle is a concept long relied upon by interior designers. The triangle consists of the stovetop, sink, and refrigerator, each on its own angle. Established in the 1940s to increase efficiency in the smaller, closed-off kitchens of that era, the triangle is being replaced by “work zones.” Work zones make your kitchen layout more functional by putting appliances and spaces that you use most often in the order in which you use them.  

Kitchen Islands

The kitchen island is another design concept that has evolved along with the American lifestyle. There are several ways the island can be used:  

  • To create additional work space and storage

  • To provide extra seating

  • As a place for the sink

  • As a home for the stovetop

Styles to Consider for Your McLean Kitchen Design

You can remodel your McLean kitchen into any style you like, and you don’t have to stick to just one. These are just some examples of popular styles. Of course, with a custom kitchen design from Hambleton, you’ll achieve exactly the look you want, no matter what the style!

  • Contemporary – Clean lines, minimal adornment, and stainless steel mix with simple lighting for this deceptively simple style.

  • Country – Open shelving, glass-face cabinetry, rich cream colors, and cheerful details make up a warm country style kitchen. Farmhouse and French country are two popular variations of country kitchen designs.

  • Traditional – A traditionally-styled kitchen allows ample room for personality, as you can choose dark or light cabinetry, neutral shades, or pops of color, and from a variety of fixtures and appliance styles.

  • Transitional – A mix of modern and traditional styles, a transitional kitchen may include granite countertops and upholstered stools along with clean lines and contemporary prints.

  • Tuscan – Warm colors like red and orange blend with stone, brick, and iron for a welcoming, bucolic feel.

This is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to kitchen design. Hambleton can work with you to craft a custom kitchen design that will be a favorite family gathering spot, chef’s delight, design showcase—or all of the above!

Contact Hambleton to start your custom kitchen design.