Friday, 27 January 2012

Designing your Kitchen

It’s every woman’s dream to have a big beautiful kitchen; but it’s another thing knowing to design your kitchen in order to achieve your dream kitchen. A kitchen is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give yourself and your family, it’s the heart of your home, your kitchen is where late-night talks, homework sessions, and casual celebrations and where best recipes are discovered. It's where memories are made.

Before you starts thinking of how your kitchen will look like have a mental picture of how you want the floor, paint colour, countertops and kitchen cabinets to look like. Then get closer to your vision by seeing your product references in a real room sense.

You need to decide on which type of kitchen you want; casual, contemporary, and traditional or an eclectic or modern kitchen. Remember five things to consider when designing your kitchen:

ü  Kitchen layout and space planning. A new kitchen or kitchen remodel opens up a world of design options. What shape and features do you want in a kitchen island? How can you maximize your space? What kitchen plan will work for you now and in the future? These articles give design ideas and tips for a kitchen layout that works for you and your family.


ü  Choosing the right appliances. Appliances can be more than just big white boxes in your kitchen. Shimmering stainless steel appliances offer versatility and sophistication, while built-in appliances with custom panels provide a seamless, egrated look. Black appliances can open a world of edgy possibilities, and of course white and bisque have a timeless look that's always in style.

ü  Lighting your kitchen. Kitchen lighting is an important element of your kitchen design, so it's important not to overlook the impact of the kitchen lights. Plan your kitchen island lighting for ambient light, task lighting, and accent lighting of the kitchen focal point. Pendant lighting is especially popular in today's kitchens and is a beautiful, versatile option for a lighting, brighter kitchen.


ü  Safe kitchen. Everyone wants to have a safe kitchen. These tips will help you make kitchen safety part of your design and everyday use of the kitchen. As you know, a kitchen is a wet place so choose the right tiles for the kitchen.

ü  Trends in the kitchen. When planning a new kitchen, the choice of cabinets, countertops, flooring and wall colors are key decisions. Will the kitchen cabinetry coordinate with the kitchen flooring? Should you choose a stock cabinet, or order custom cats? What materials should you consider for your countertops? These articles will give you design ideas and tips for the completely new kitchen or a beautiful kitchen upgrade.

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