Tips for Kitchen Improvement
f you are on the lookout to create or improve a kitchen to suit your home, style and taste, this article lets you do exactly that but armed with the right, valuable information. True, it is not easy to create a picture perfect kitchen that one admires in magazine covers but there is no harm in expressing your own creative style and individuality to ensure that your kitchen space becomes more meaningful for you to enjoy cooking your family meals in and keeping the experience a joy for others in the home too.
Here are some aspects to your improvement agenda so feel free to use this as a checklist when you get started:
Clean Textures, Smooth Surfaces: Pay attention to ensure that all the surfaces in the kitchen are well coordinated and streamlined. Do not let patterns and textures clash in your kitchen. Keep it simple and clean with textures and surfaces. Consider how you would get your kitchen cupboards to reach the ceiling in a coordinated way so that the edges do not jut out. Try to see whether your appliances can be hidden away out of line and sight so that you are greeted by a nice, appliance free, smooth surface kitchen when you walk in every day. What you can do is let your fridge or dishwasher be integrated with a front door panel so that it is there yet hidden from immediate vision. To ensure smooth surfaces always, the best idea would be to opt for bench tops that have natural looking textures. You could experiment with marble. Other options include timber, granite, mosaic and others.
Color: When you talk about color, which is an issue, you can benefit from your creative impulses being at their very best. Besides, you might just end up having lots of fun without incurring too much expense either. Take a good look at your counter top color, flooring colors and even the colors of your cabinet so that you can see for yourself the range of your color palette for the kitchen. This initial understanding would aid you to plan a coordinated color theme for your kitchen. It is important to visualize how your walls would look with the colors that are already there on the floors and so forth. Interior dé cor treats color as a powerful tool to transform the overall look of any room. For the kitchen, feel confident to color in a way that lifts your spirits.
Storage: For starters, the most important aspect of kitchen improvement pinpoints to storage. All your cooking dishes, appliances and everything that assisted you in your daily work in the kitchen require adequate storage space. You can stop worrying about packing all your pots and pans inside the kitchen cupboards. All you need to do is hang these in a tasteful manner in the kitchen itself. You can make a simple unit or buy one that goes well with your kitchen. The space in the cupboard is best used for the most necessary kitchen items then. Creating storage space is not as difficult as you imagine. An old bookcase, for example, can serve your requirements well. You can use it to display whatever jars that you need in the kitchen, like tea, sugar, spices or pickles and so forth. If you have a box for photo storage that you were planning to toss out, think again.
Use these tips and mix in some of your great ideas to transform your kitchen beautifully
Last edited by Square Eye; 03-20-2008 at 04:40 PM.