Designing Your Dream Kitchen: Recreate the Magic of Your Favorite Places

When choosing the right style for your new kitchen, do a little self-reflection before meeting with your cabinet designers. Take a moment to dream about your new space and visualize the results. Do you see yourself in a modern farmhouse kitchen or a traditional Tuscan villa with rich cherry cabinets, raised panel doors and detailed crown molding? How about a contemporary smart kitchen focused on functionality and space-saving storage?

Reminiscing about mansions

If you can’t pinpoint a specific look immediately, that’s okay. Sometimes, it helps to think about your favorite memories of a place. For example, as a child, my parents took us to Villa Louis, a National Historic Landmark in Prairie du Chien. I was captivated by the lavish mansion with Victorian furniture and stunning paintings in thick gold leaf frames. The parlor was elaborate, and the kitchen was small and utilitarian, serving as the staging ground for a fantastic feast in the embellished dining room.

This display of Italianate architecture eventually led to a fondness for Old World elements in my own kitchen remodel. I incorporated materials that reflected attention to detail and craftsmanship. My kitchen renovation included features such as a tumbled travertine brick backsplash, antique white raised panel doors with walnut glazing, and carved wooden pilasters. These details added a touch of elegance and charm, reminiscent of the grandeur I admired at Villa Louis.

Reflecting on your experiences and preferences can create an exciting, meaningful space. It’s the perfect way to infuse your personal taste and memories into your home. So, take some time to explore different styles, recall cherished memories, and let your imagination guide you in creating the kitchen of your dreams.

Here are some of the popular kitchen styles we’ve created:

Transitional Style Kitchen

White oak kitchen cabinets range hood
Our customer seamlessly blended the timeless elegance of solid oak cabinets with the sleek sophistication of modern appliances, creating a stunning transitional-style kitchen.

Traditional Style Kitchen

Cherry cabinets mission style doors
Melissa’s cherry wood kitchen remodel with mission doors and quartz countertops is an exceptional example of a traditional kitchen with timeless beauty and elegance.

Modern Rustic Style Kitchen

Barnwood cabinets stone mantel range copper pendant lights
Jeny’s lake home kitchen embodies the perfect blend of modern rustic design, featuring the warmth of aged barn wood and the enduring beauty of fieldstone surrounding the range.

Modern Style Kitchen

white cabinets white marble quartz countertop
Mary’s white kitchen will never go out of style. She can change the appliances, fixtures, flooring or wall color someday and the white cabinets will flow right along with the times.

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, email us for an appointment in our showroom at or call 715-693-2670.


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Karla is married to Pete and together they own and operate Swita Cabinetry.

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