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Making Your Kitchen Look Great
Your kitchen is in most cases the heart of the home and a place where everyone tends to gather when they are visiting. Here are some different ways to spice up your kitchen.
Cookware and Dishes: Your dishes and cookware don’t have to be hidden away in cabinets and drawers. Place them around your kitchen to add extra focal points and also give yourself easy access to them while cooking. You can add shelving to your wall and place decorative platters or dishes on them. A hanging pot rack is fantastic, as it can be a great decoration and also free up additional drawer and cabinet space. In our house, this is a functional part of the kitchen. We use the pots on the rack daily, they are not just there for decoration.
Countertops: Countertops are a great way to add style to a kitchen. When I'm showing homes, and when I see plan boring countertops, I know that for just a small price upgrade, you can have terrific looking countertops. Their are so many different types of materials which offer different styles and effects. Concrete countertops bring in a modern feel, while marble or granite can add a classic touch. My recommendation is to not to go cheap in this area. But when your shopping around, look for discontinued models and you may get a really great deal.
Lighting: This is an often overlooked area of your kitchen. It is extremely difficult to read a cookbook in a dark and dim kitchen, let alone try to cook something! If your looking for a modern kitchen, consider large industrial lights. For a more traditional kitchen, consider a chandelier or an antique light. Recessed lighting works well as does accent lighting under and over cabinets. For glass-fronted cabinetry, add in-cabinet lighting to highlight dishes and cookware.
Backsplash: To add some style to your kitchen, consider a backsplash. It can add a pop of color to a kitchen or tone down the space. A backsplash is a very functional part of the kitchen, especially around your sinks and stoves. . It can be easily cleaned and protect walls from cooking splatter and mess. Backsplashes can be created with a variety of materials, from tile to stone to glass, which makes it easy to find something to enhance your space.
Paint: A fairly inexpensive way to change up a kitchen is applying a fresh coat of paint to walls or cabinets. Warmer colors, such as red, are believed to stimulate appetites, making them an excellent option for kitchens. White paint is a popular option since it gives off a fresh, clean feel and allows for more color variation with your decorations. Yellow is believed to make people hungry. Blue, gray, and green are also excellent colors to use.
Art: A simple way to jazz up any kitchen is to add art. A few key art pieces here and there can make a huge difference. These can range from paintings and photographs hung on the wall to decorative sculptures and vases sitting on a windowsill or shelf. Choose art that is aesthetically pleasing and goes with the style of your kitchen. These pieces should complement your space, not dominate it.
Plants: Bringing a little green into your space! Low-maintenance plants are a fantastic way to decorate your kitchen. Plants such as basil, rosemary, mint, and cilantro are cooking staples, making them perfect to have handy. You can place them on window sills or hang them above. Make sure that wherever you place your plants, they have access to plenty of natural light, or consider grow lights if natural light levels are low.
Feel free to explore with your kitchen. Try out a new style or update what you already love. With so much time spent in the kitchen, you should make it what you want!
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