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5 Tips For Creating A Kitchen That’s Equally Stylish and Functional

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5 Tips For Creating A Kitchen That’s Equally Stylish and Functional

Stylish Kitchen – The kitchen, they say, is the heart of the home. Go and take a look at your kitchen; what does it portray. Or, to put it more dramatically, what is the state of your home’s heart? If it lacks some of the love and warmth that makes a house a home, then you might want to consider giving your most important room a facelift. When it comes to your kitchen, it’s all about creating a space that’s both stylish and functional. One that looks great, but also lets you take care of business. Here’s how you do it!

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Think of the Layout

Not all kitchens are created equal, and it’s not just down to the quality of the materials and the decor choices. One of, if not the, biggest factor in the look and feel of your new kitchen will be the layout. Of course, there’s no such thing as the optimal kitchen layout; just the one that’s right for your needs. With that being said, it’s best to focus on the important work triangle of sink, stove, fridge, and then build outward from that. You want to have a space that is conducive to cooking up a storm, but which also doesn’t feel cluttered.

Decor Choices

There’s no shortage of kitchen decor options. Some, however, don’t back up their style with functionality, and vice versa. To get a kitchen that works on both fronts, take a look at going for a white and black colour scheme. Things like polished concrete floors will also help, as they’re durable, stylish, and easy to clean. Beyond the colour and the floors, it’s all about adding those touches of personality. Having colourful appliances, plants, wooden features, and the like will all help to make your kitchen stand out.

Theme Options

It’s important to create and maintain a theme for your kitchen. In doing so, you’ll create unity, a common thread that pulls the whole room together. For a current trend that looks like it’ll stand the test of time, take a look at minimalism: it’ll give your kitchen that clean and clear look, all the time making it an enjoyable space to work. You’ll also want to think about storage options. If you’re creating a kitchen from scratch, you’ll be able to add all the latest clever storage options, that’ll keep all the non-essentials hidden but within easy reach.

Bringing the Light

Lighting is a crucial part of the kitchen, just as it is in other parts of the home. As a rule, you want to be generous with the lighting: if anything, come down on the side of having too much lighting rather than not enough. It’s a good idea, however, to have the option of dimming the lights, just in case you’re entertaining. Talking about which….

Entertainment Options

Finally, remember one of the biggest style points of a kitchen: you and your friends! If you have the room, then add a space for hosting. A beautiful table will be stylish, functional, and much loved by friends and family.

Yen Deng
A foodie, traveller and Web Editor for Ultimate Lifestylist.

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