‘The way to the heart is through the stomach.’
If that is true, then it is pivotal to keep the stomach happy. And in order to do that, we need a nice kitchen where we can whip up delicious meals to amaze and satisfy our stomachs.
The kitchen is undoubtedly the most important room in your home. It is the place that nourishes your body and prepares you for the ordeals of the day. Therefore, it is only fair to regard this room with honor.
As homeowners, you may have noticed that when you check out a real estate property, it is the kitchen that draws you in immediately. The floor plan, the functionality, even the color of the walls and wood cabinets all affect your decision. This space signifies warmth and love and if it is well-planned, it immediately makes you feel at home.
This is because this room reminds you of having meals for the family. It is where your mother cooked you meals when you studied or worked till late, or where you laughed and talked to your friends about the new adventures of your life.
1. Use bold cabinet designs
Although you may not think so, cabinets can actually make quite a statement in your kitchen. Whether they are lower cabinets or upper cabinets they can add an aesthetic appeal to the whole space. You can use simple wood cabinets, or white cabinets to make your small kitchen appear larger. But why stop there when you can customize your kitchen cabinets to reflect your personal style. If you’re wondering how to do that, we have a few ideas. You can choose from a wide array of bold cabinetry designs with Mediterranean patterns for a contemporary kitchen. Or you can choose sleek design ideas with laminate or glass doors for a modern kitchen.
2. Add a Kitchen Island
A kitchen island can make a major difference in your kitchen.
Yes, the countertops and slabs are very helpful, but a kitchen island can help you open up space further, while still creating an illusion of closed functionality.
What we mean is, you can open up the walls to your kitchen and change the floor plan. Maybe your kitchen can overlook the living room or dining area so you can cook for your friends and loved ones while still being part of their conversation.
With a kitchen island, you can create more space for seating or laying down cooked items. You can even double it into a workstation with open shelves on the sides to hold your chopping board, butcher block, cheese grater, and other smaller objects that you need for preparation before you start cooking the meal.
3. Add a Tile Backsplash
The backsplash is an inevitable part of cooking exquisite meals for your family. You can’t control the sputtering and splatters but you can prevent them from destroying your beautiful white kitchen, or the subway tile on the back wall, or even the wood panels.
A tile backsplash is ideally located in a strategic position to control the imminent moisture and grime from ruining your new kitchen.
These structures can be pre-installed or even used as temporary measures while cooking. Innovative kitchen solutions and interior designs can facilitate removable tile backsplashes.
4. Add a Tile Backsplash
Metallic structures add flair to your kitchen design. Whether it is a contemporary kitchen or a modern kitchen, or even one with a rustic theme, metallic hardware fits into everything.
Sure that farmhouse sink looks appealing with its marble or granite finish. But a stainless steel metallic sink merges in with your appliances with ease. You can also add a stainless steel faucet to further increase the aesthetic value of your new kitchen.
Since the kitchen sink suffers the worst of the worst, stainless steel helps keep it protected. It won’t rust easily and the stains come off with ease, thus leaving your kitchen clean and hygienic for an extended period of time.
5. Don’t be shy away from adding personal touches
Do-it-yourself, or as we popularly refer to it as DIY, is all the rage right now.
An interior designer can help you reorganize the floor plan of your kitchen and renovate it for optimum functionality. However, you can still add some personal touches to make the space more homely and tailored to you.
You can ask them to install pieces of furniture or woodwork that you may have created or designed, such as a china cabinet or bar stools. You can also piece together furnishings from IKEA and paint them yourself with customized designs. Or you can even hang photo frames with pictures of your loved ones in the kitchen because, why not?
These personalized features actually add character to your kitchen, making it feel more cozy and desirable. Unless, of course, you plan on flipping the piece of real estate, in which case implementing personal touches is needless.