2015 is finally upon us, meaning it is time to jump-start those resolutions, and what better way to get started than by paying some special attention to your kitchen!
A new set of stainless steel appliances, cabinets that are stunning and full of color, granite countertops in place of that existing laminate – the possibilities are endless, so have fun and start exploring your creative side! Here are some ideas to consider as you design the kitchen of your dreams.
Not all of us have the vision of designer experts, but that is what magazines and the World Wide Web are for.
There is never a shortage of inspiration for remodeling ideas, so feel free to indulge in the trial and error process. Many people fear the different and the unknown, but this is how trends are born.
Instead of tucking away sinks and cooktops against the walls, let them be your decorative centerpiece. Consider putting your cooking range in your island complete with dramatic range hood overhead. Or put your porcelain farm sink or hammered copper sink at the center of the room so that it sets the tone for the space. Intriguing and aesthetically appealing, this layout has seen a rise in popularity and can work with most every design style.
Countering the image of the large American cooking and dining space is the New York City-inspired kitchen, which is known best for its close quarters and nifty use of shelving and wall-mounted storage. For those needing to downsize, nothing works better than an electric stove cooktop that doubles as usable kitchen countertop space and basic cabinetry that houses pull-out garbage and recycling bins and sliding racks for spices and dry goods.
Culture blending has also become quite popular these days. One example of such a mix would be incorporating Texan and French design elements. With walls adorned with reclaimed French tiling and a rustic wooden prep island, you’ll have a kitchen that proves that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone is not always a bad idea!
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