Kitchen Decor

Tips, Advice and Secrets to Designing a Truly Awesome Kitchen

As we’ve had such a scorching summer this year in England, many of us have opted to leave DIY-style jobs alone and enjoy the sunshine. However, now the autumn months are upon us, and our partners have started their incessant nagging, it seems like many people will spend the next couple of months designing and redecorating their homes in an attempt to make them look cool in time for Christmas.

So, if you’re one of the many people who’re taking a second look at your kitchen, you could probably do with some design tips, right? What looked great last year is no longer in fashion, and if you like to keep up with the Joneses, this means you’ll need to find out about current trends as quickly as possible, otherwise you might not have enough time to complete the job.

Have a read through the rest of this article and i’ll do my best to help you out – just bear in mind that i’m no Martin Brudnizki myself.

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Decide on an Appealing Layout

How you go about this will depend upon the size and shape of your kitchen, as well as the type of property you live in. If you’re in a small cottage located within the vast forest of Cannock Chase, you can probably get away with a more cosy aesthetic. You won’t need to worry about storage and other such issues as the messy look usually goes down rather well in small or period properties.

However, if you live on a modern housing estate, it’s probably better to keep things looking as minimal as possible. Using in-cupboard fridges and other appliances is a fantastic way of achieving this. Also, opting for light colours can help to make your kitchen look far bigger than it would with dark.

Creating a Feature Wall

Whether you opt for some stunning original artwork, or you simply install some good looking shelves to stack your pots and pans openly on, establishing a feature wall is very “in” this year. If nothing else, it’s certain to brighten up your cooking room and could well result in some very positive comments from visitors, friends, and family.

Some people even make a feature out of their stainless steel sinks, so maybe you should consider this. sell some great solutions really cheaply, so make sure you check them out.

Choosing The Best Lighting

For small kitchens it’s best to refrain from using lamps or wall lights as they take up too much room. Instead, try out some cool spot lights set into your ceiling for the best effects.

For large kitchens lamps and wall lights are acceptable and can often be used to replace ceiling lights altogether. This gives you the ability to brighten certain areas of your room whilst keeping others dark – so you can highlight specific features, and draw your guests attention away from less appealing elements.

There you have it my friends. With the information I’ve just dispensed, you should have far more success when attempting to create a fantastic new kitchen design. Marble is very much in fashion this year, so perhaps you might consider this for your worksurfaces. That said; it can be rather expensive, but if you look hard enough, you can find some great deals.

I’m sure you’ll make the room look superb, whichever design you opt for.


Guy Robert Hayenga

Robert is a regular author of Wine Home a home decorating blog. He loves to decorate his own home with sophisticated but simple style. Here he discussed how to decorate, how to clean, how to organize and lastly how to love your sweet home.

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