The kitchen is the heart of the home, but a kitchen designed only for purpose does not feel very homely.
Kitchens can often feel and look generic and soulless. But there’s a lot that can be done using appliances to really make an inimitable statement.
1) Big Features in the Kitchen
Your kitchen will feel more unique if you buy items that you like. There’s an old saying, “if it’s neither useful nor beautiful”, you should dispense with it. There is a difference between cosy and clutter. Once you’ve cleared away what’s not needed, it’s easier to see what kind of aesthetic you should go for in terms of colour.
Try following a specific theme, be a single colour, or have multiple colours to brighten up the space. You should also make sure your appliances can be used in an ornamental way when possible. Try and buy appliances that match the room’s decor, such as a blue kettle that looks cool with the backdrop of a grey-blue wall.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Kitchen appliances made of stainless steel are no longer found only in the professional sector. Private households now enjoy stainless steel in the kitchen and its inherent, chic functionality.
A stylish look in combination with high practicality, stainless steel kitchen elements might not have the most character on their own. However, steel has a reflective surface that impacts light to great effect. Stainless steel can also form a blank canvas to help combine dark or light colours.
2) Cabinets and Counters
Like cabinet hardware and counters, certain kitchen essentials are more than simple storage solutions. They can completely change the entire kitchen.
Get Creative with Cabinet Doors
Kitchen cabinets are more than just storage space. Glass cabinets reflect natural light and can be used to display small appliances. Cabinets can be painted in any colour to brighten up the kitchen space.
You can change the doorknob style to match any furnishings or relocate cabinets to open up more floor space.
Renovating the cabinets can also increase the value of your home, making it an excellent real estate investment.
Utilise Counter Space
Your countertop is an essential part of the kitchen. It provides a storage workspace and contributes to the kitchen’s overall style. If you can only afford one upgrade, changing the counters is the best move as it will drastically change the existing space. A rolling island is also an innovative storage solution and allows you to move your kitchen around.
Decorations in kitchens are underrated and one of the most effective tools to make your kitchen unique. You do not need an interior designer to help you decorate your kitchen. Decorations are also useful in a small space, like a magnetic knife strip, a warming rail for your tea towels (try Trade Radiators‘ rails), themed salt and pepper shakers or lighting.
Incorporate a Feature Wall
Selecting an entire wall to be an accent wall may seem bold, but it can be very rewarding. This wall can become the one thing that makes a generic kitchen unique, and simple decorations or a fresh coat of paintwork wonders. You can save money this way while not skimping on style.
Walls are a great tool that simply exists as part of the building and only need to be painted or papered to change the room. Using wall paints, tapestries, and wallpapers, you can do what’s called ‘zoning’ – even if there are no niches or corners or you only live in a one-room studio.
A kitchen area in the studio apartment, for example, benefits from a colour-coded wall. Suppose you want to visually separate the dining area. You could paint the wall behind the counter in colour or mount a complete wall of beautiful hand-made knives on the wall.
You could design entire walls or rooms in one specific wall colour. Ask yourself what brightness you have in mind for your kitchen, and then decide on a light or darker colour type. First, try out your desired colour on a section of the wall.
Fresh Herbs and Flowers As Decorative Elements
The colour green should not be missing in any kitchen – neither in the food nor the decoration. This works particularly well with skillfully placed herbs, plants and flowers. Depending on the style and layout of the kitchen, you could grow a few pots of rosemary, basil, etc., on the window sill, or you could create a hanging herb bed on one of the walls.
The kitchen is more than just a place for cooking, and it’s is the perfect place for families and friends to come together. Putting in a bit of effort making the kitchen unique can be done on a budget and make your entire house feel much homelier.
Pink House by 23o5Studio: Interaction with Nature and People
Project Specifications Project Name: Pink House Architect: 23o5Studio Project Location: Long Xuyen, Vietnam Project Year: 2019 Project Area: 290 sq.m…
Qianhai City Center Landmark: A Tower That Resembles “A Cloud Of Spray”
Have you ever seen a floating tower with islands? Your answer will surely be a NO! Recently, in the Qianhaiwan…
Tour Kliff Kingsbury’s House: A Peaceful, Art-Filled Home in Paradise Valley
Being the head coach of an NFL team has its perks. This includes being able to live in a multi-million-dollar…
Amazing Futuristic Houses Ideas That Actually Exist On This Planet!
We all have a dream of living in a luxurious home that would fulfill all our comforts, right! But have…
Modern Chinese Architecture: Top 10 Incredible Modern Houses in China!
China has been one of the most prolific countries in terms of innovative engineering and amazing architecture. Now, its booming…
Top Differences Between Residential and Commercial Buildings
The difference between residential and commercial property is commonly known but there are many technical details that should also be…
Top 10 Tips to Choose the Best Windows for Home
If you are thinking about building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you may wonder about how to…
9 Most Photogenic Universities Worldwide
The most award-winning university campuses have sophisticated designs, elegant dining halls, and impressive decorations for photogenic universities worldwide. These idyllic…
7 Reasons to Renovate Your House in a Modern Architectural Style
If you are thinking about renovate your house, especially the exterior, and giving it a completely new, fresh look you…
Renovation of House in Chau Doc – A Project by Nishizawa Architects
Living in a quality life alongside the flood-prone area easy not something anyone would have thought about. Like obviously, you…
Beautiful B33 House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Estudio Central
B33 House Architects: Alejandro Restrepo-Montoya Arquitectura, Estudio Central Location: Envigado, Colombia Area: 480 m² Year: 2020 Manufacturers: Acquavieira, Concrestone Construction:…
Henning Larsen Opens Fritz Hansen Pavilion in Copenhagen
On June 14th, Henning Larsen and Fritz Hansen together unveiled the design of a luminous pavilion. This collaboration is presented…