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3 Distracting Design Features You Should Avoid Putting In Your Kitchen, According to HGTV Star Hilary Farr


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In order to focus on the important things in your kitchen design, it’s helpful to know what not to focus on — or leave out altogether. Here’s Hilary’s list to avoid. 

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Don’t make hardware a focal point

Choose no hardware or very linear hardware that will blend in with the cabinetry. 

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Avoid stained wood grain cabinetry

Unless it’s reflected elsewhere in the room, stained wood grain can feel out of place and take away focus from other parts of the kitchen. 

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Stay away from a lot of color

Always pick colors that complement the overall design aesthetic of your kitchen, not compete with it.