If you are designing your kitchen then first thing is to define the space by putting an island or breakfast bar return between the kitchen and the dining area.
The Grey of this kitchen is subtly matched with the sofa at the far end of the room drawing a long narrow space together. When the chandelier contrasts beautifully with the slick modern style of the units in the kitchen the room simply enlightens and becomes a special place in your house.
If you have space, put some kind of bench or low storage into your kitchen – it’s a must-have for the year ahead. Work some storage into it for practicality.
Anyone for who budget is not an issue then this kitchen has it all – curves, a hand-painted look, color, plenty of storage.
We love the style of this wooden hand-painted kitchen – at first glance it’s a smart, rustic room. Look more closely and you’ll see that it’s very 2010.
If you have worked enough for the storage into your kitchen by putting a curved island into it creates an unbeatable style statement that saves space too.
The high gloss finish and particularly in dark it gives a dramatic look and the colors are impressive and a hot trend for the years to come.
In a narrow room, it pays to keep units to one side of the room and save space for a seating area on the kitchen island.
Accessories such as lighting, chairs and a table, get all of them right in place and your kitchen’s look will be lifted instantly.
Just as good quality surfaces will make your kitchen look posh than it really is. So the high quality flooring will lift it too. That means avoiding laminate and choosing real wood, buying real stone instead of ceramic tiles or having polished concrete will add to the effect by mixing high gloss cream doors with aborigine accent doors.
Color is making a comeback in the kitchen, and most designers have a choice of finish within their ranges however choose your color carefully – a color which you will still love it in next 10 years time.
Stretch the Space by using dark units at base level and white or light colored units at eye level. The trick? It makes the kitchen look less narrow and much wider.
Mixing and matching glazed units where you can show off your best china with solid door fronts will make your kitchen look more relaxed and – in a small space – larger.
Look for kitchens with hand-crafted details – whether that’s a hand painted finish or paneled door fronts. Why? These small details – if classy rather than over the top – will make any kitchen look more expensive.