The kitchen is known as the “heartbeat of the home,” for they are the busiest multipurpose rooms within your home. In the mornings and evenings, it’s a place to prepare the food and to eat a casual or formal meal. The kitchen is also the workroom to tackle homework, pay bills, and that unique conference center for those heart-to-heart family meetings. Most of all, today’s kitchen is the social hub where friends and loved ones gather to relax and share downtime. Since the best kitchen design accounts for all those different roles, the kitchen has become the predominant place where homeowners choose to spend big upgrade dollars. Comfort is KING! And knowing the right combination of ingredients will help you create the perfect recipe to a functional, beautiful kitchen in your own signature style. Here, we offer 7 key ingredients.
1. USE LIGHT FIXTURES AS A SIGNATURE DESIGN ELEMENT
Today, there are a multitude of lighting options that offer eye-catching fixtures to suit any kitchen design style – from traditional to country to contemporary. To your friends and family, it announces your aesthetic preferences and sets the tone for the design.
2. TILE A BACKSPLASH FOR VISUAL INTEREST
A tiled backsplash in a kitchen adds a whole lot of visual interest to the space, and complements the other linear elements in the room such as cabinets and the refrigerator. Use a backsplash with solid colors and clean lines to separate busier surfaces and incorporate a dynamic pattern within the space.
3. LET CABINETS DEFINE THE ROOM
The greatest way to establish the style for your kitchen is starting with the cabinets. Your choice in cabinetry will drive the choices for the other elements such as flooring and countertops. Here, high-quality cabinets set the stage for solid surface countertops and provides relief for the eye, while uniting all the other design elements together.
4. INTRODUCE BOLD ACCENTS WITH GLASS COUNTERTOPS
Glass countertops are produced from a variety of surfaces which permits the introduction of mesmerizing patterns and colors into the kitchen. You don’t need to commit to the color throughout the space; you can use this material as a small section of countertop like a work surface next to the cooktop. One of the advantages of using a glass countertop is that it can be fabricated to nearly any shape, which can make for a riveting design element.
5. PULL OUT THE STOPS WHEN COOKING IS YOUR LIFE
If you are a chef-quality home cook (which I know you are), go big with your appliances. Use a luxury gas range that includes a grill, six burners, and a double-oven – for a serious cooking power. Install an eye-catching vent hood as an attractive addition element and that helps clearly define the separation between kitchen areas.
6. ADAPT SPECIALIZED CABINET STORAGE
Install a spice rack close to the prep or cooking area. Add a pullout cutting board right over a drawer, or place it over a tall base cabinet. Use large, deep pullout drawers to access a wealth of pots and pans right at your fingertips. Exploit skinny spaces by using pullout shelving custom sized for your bottles or to collect large amounts of dog food, for all of my dog owners. These features and many more makes things incredibly handy for you so keeping your kitchen organized is easy breezy.
7. INCORPORATE SMALL, ELEGANT DETAILS AS KITCHEN JEWELRY
Opt for interesting handles and pulls to bring magic to your kitchen design. Use a sleek, modern faucet as a sophisticated alternative to the classic gooseneck arch. For your sink, go fashion-forward and install a solid-surface sink to include two bowls and a work surface – which makes food prep and cleanup easier.
Designing and styling the perfect kitchen can be overwhelming without the experienced guidance from interior design professionals such as K Lilia Interior Design. If you have no earthly idea on how to get started, click here to get your dream kitchen. If you dream it, we do it!
Muchisimos besos mis amores,
K Lilia Team