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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

After Dining, let's start in the Kitchen

The modern kitchen has become the focal point and meeting place for a lot of families in these modern times.Some families prefer to hold conversations over a glass of wine,cup of tea or a snack in the kitchen. These spaces have now become very practical with some households spending more on the kitchen than anywhere else in the house. There are different types of kitchen designs and layout but the principle is the same.

Single line kitchen:this refers to a kitchen layout on one side of the wall-this is common where space is tight you basically have the sink,the units,the upboards,fridge and dishwasher all lined up in a straight line on one wall.

L shaped kitchen:This is often found in small rooms where the sink is facing the window,the cupboards are to the left and right of the sink with the whole layout shaped like a triangle.

Galley kitchen: This basically refers to a narrow style kitchen with the cooker,cupboards and appliances arranged on two facing walls laeving a turning space in between.

There is also the island kitchen but you need a lot of space for this type of kitchen.

1.Change taps for a thoroughly modern feel there are a range of professional taps out there.

2.Worktops can transform the entire look of the kitchen-a black granite look worktop will compliment white units

3.Worn or tired tiles can be repianted directly.

4.Add stencilling to tiles to transform old looking tiles.

5.Simply change the doors and cabinet handles-you will be amazed at the difference-just like a new kitchen

6.Add strip lighting or track downlighters to add more character and shine to the room ,bright lights work very well in kitchens

7.Add strip lighting under the cabinets to create a warm cosy feel

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1 comment:

Kimmy said...

You are dead on about the kitchen being the gathering spot in a home moreso even than the living area in ours!
My sister is in the process of remodeling hers and it's a time comsuming process but the rewards will be so worth it.
Pls continue posting on how to make it warmer/cozier pls!
Nice blog by the way...