If a house has a workhorse, it is most definitely the kitchen. The unfortunate thing about this workhorse it that, unlike the garage or a craft room where other messy projects take place, you can’t close the door on your kitchen when guests come to visit. It is always on display! So, don’t overlook this critical piece of your house—showcase it! Create a beautiful kitchen that you can be proud of by following the five tips below:
1. Blend Style and Practicality
One hot trend in kitchens right now is open shelving. The downside to this open layout is that everything you typically store behind cabinet doors is now on display. As a result, each piece in your kitchen should be both practical and stylish. If you want to impress your guests as well as cook a fantastic meal, consider investing in the best cookware that you can afford.
2. Dazzle with Lighting
The right lighting can function like jewelry for your kitchen if you use it consistently with your design scheme. Pendant lighting is one of the most popular types of lighting right now because it easily captures the style of the room while creating a warm, homey feeling through the soft glow of its lights. If you are considering changing the lighting in your kitchen, be sure to check on factors such as height, wattage and location.
3. Create an Island
If your kitchen has the space for an island, this feature can be a statement piece of your kitchen design. Your island can be anything from additional counter space and storage to the location where people gather to enjoy appetizers or sit to enjoy drinks together. If you opt for the latter, then select kitchen stools that match its style. If you are seeking additional room for chopping and preparing meals, a butcher block counter top would be more ideal. You can even make your island pop by juxtaposing the countertop material with the primary material used in the rest of your design scheme.
4. Throw in a Rug
If you haven’t slated a floor replacement into your kitchen redesign plan, but you long for change, adding a rug to your kitchen rug could be ideal. The kitchen can be messy and it is guaranteed some of those messes will end up on the floor, so you will need to make sure that your rug is not only beautiful but durable and maybe even spill-proof. Whether you are looking for a runner-type rug that will carry you from the refrigerator to the stove or something smaller to cover a blemish, here are some options to consider.
5. Add Life with Plants
If you have a bit of a green thumb, then show that off while adding a design element to your kitchen in the form of plants. If you don’t want a hanging plant, you can grow your favorite herbs or some helpful Aloe Vera. The plants you incorporate can be practical as well as attractive.
You can create a beautiful kitchen that can become the showpiece of your house, but you don’t have to do it all at once. Start small by adding a rug or some plants or incorporate more substantial design changes such as adding pendant lighting or a kitchen island. If you decide to change your style through open shelving, you can make a statement through items like jars and cookware. You will know when you get it right because you will look forward to entertaining guests.