GUEST POST - Create Your Dream Kitchen
In most home, the living room is the hub of the house. You do however tend to find that the kitchen is usually the one room that stands out the most, and we all have a tendency to end up in the kitchen, whether we’re making a late night snack, socialising or just simply watching a little television. The reasoning for our sway towards the kitchen is mainly down to the fact that they’re so open, fresh and inviting. It’s often quite refreshing spending time in the kitchen, as you’re not slumped on the sofa trying your hardest not to fall asleep! In any home, the kitchen is the one main room where you can show off your personal style in different ways, whilst creating a room that’s practical and functional, suiting your needs perfectly. As the kitchen can often be so popular, it’s important to get it right, and if you have a dream of how your kitchen should be, then go for it! This is your place to show off and enjoy yourself.
The main element in ensuring you create the kitchen of your dreams is to know what you want. Planning is key, write down everything you’d love or need in your kitchen and decide what’s practical and so on. This way you can keep an eye on what exactly you require and also, if you need to compromise, you have an idea on what to go for. There are so many ways in which you can go about designing your kitchen, and starting with a theme or style is always best. Once you know what kind of colour scheme, style and look you want to create, then you can begin deciding what appliances, furniture and other items you want. When it comes to the colour of your kitchen, dark floors and light coloured kitchen units are a perfect way to add warmth and charm to the rooms overall look, along with the correct lighting. Lighting is often overlooked when it comes to designing a room, however when you are working with a room that is open and bright like the kitchen, you want to incorporate lighting that will work well in illuminating the room and ensuring certain points, especially where you’ll be cooking or socialising, are fully lit and suitable for your needs. Dimmed lighting is always a great solution for kitchens, as you have the option to have your lighting bright and clear for cooking or daytime use, whereas on an evening or when socialising you can dim the lights to a gentle tone and create a warmer atmosphere.
How you display your main appliances will make a large impact on the overall look and feel of the room. If you want your kitchen to look sleek and stylish with a modern touch, you may want to consider having your ovens positioned in the centre of your kitchen units, making it easier to access with no bending or stretching, yet still neatly positioned on the wall with the rest of your units. If you’re going for more of a country style kitchen, the perfect touch would be a large, classical Agar, perfect for capturing that country feel. Having appliances such as microwaves, dishwashers and washing machines positioned behind a cupboard door is another way of adding a modern, stylish touch to your kitchen. This way you have the neat and finished look, yet you still have the practicality of having these appliances close to hand in your kitchen. It’s important to add items that will be practical and suitable for your everyday requirements. For example, if you’re one of those people who need an espresso before work on a morning, why not add a fancy coffee machine to help with those morning struggles. Similarly, you could purchase something like a smoothie machine, if you love a good 5 fruit smoothie and find them useful at breakfast and lunch.
Your personal style will really shine through the most when it comes to your finishing touches. Displaying colourful cookbooks on shelving units in your kitchen will add character as well as being really useful and close by when you need them. Artwork is also a great thing to have in your kitchen, as you can brighten up the walls and keep it fresh, whilst still keeping the room sophisticated and trendy. You can incorporate your personal style really well through different features and you’ll find you want to spend more time in the kitchen and show it off!
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