A kitchen is often the most essential space in a home. This is where we prepare our meals, gather with family and friends, and review our kid’s homework. It’s no wonder many people call it the heart of the home.
Are you thinking of doing a kitchen makeover this summer? Here are some ideas to help you get started.
1. A kitchen with open shelves
This is a new take on kitchen cabinetry. Open shelving in kitchens gives an open and airy feel in this beautiful space. It is a unique and elegant way to display our lovely dishes and platters. With open shelves, you don’t have to worry about cleaning glass. Enjoy the elegance that open shelves provide in this space. It creates a sense of openness in the kitchen and allows you to easily access your items.
2. A multi-colored kitchen
Gone are the days where everything has to match. You can create a beautifully blended kitchen with multiple colors of cabinetry, appliances, and even flooring materials.
This type of design can fit a modern kitchen or create a whimsical feel for the heart of the home. Having lighter colored cabinets on the upper set and a contrasting color on the lower set of cabinets would create an eye-catching and interesting effect.
3. Using reclaimed wood elements in the kitchen
You can choose from a variety of materials to create a beautifully designed kitchen. Using reclaimed wood to the base of an island is an excellent way to incorporate a natural element into this area. Barn doors made of reclaimed wood is yet another way to incorporate this beautiful material to this important area of your home.
4. An all-white kitchen
Bet you thought white kitchens were a thing of the past. Think again. White kitchens are the most classic kitchen design. The timeless elements of an all-white kitchen create an open and airy effect that feels inviting in this space.
Anchoring the room with a different wood flooring in an espresso tone is a beautiful way to introduce contrast in this beautiful decor.
5. Introducing patterns for flow
Using colorful tiles or tiles with multiple patterns is an excellent way to incorporate flow and color to the kitchen. It creates eye-catching interest in the room. Tiles can be used on the backsplash area behind the stove or sink or can be applied to the perimeter of an island. Installing tile throughout the kitchen can create the room’s focal point or accent a particular space within the kitchen. Either way, you can’t go wrong with tile.
6. Non-traditional cabinetry
The traditional cherry wood cabinets could be a thing of the past. Infusing colorful cabinets into a kitchen design is another way to incorporate bold color into the kitchen space. The great thing about cabinets is they can be combined with neutral materials to create more interest in the space.
Pairing them with colorful glass tiles makes the color more vibrant.
7. Kitchen lighting as a design element
Not only does kitchen lighting illuminate the space, but it can also be a significant design element. Canned lighting is now the background for copper light fixtures, lighting racks, and all-out chandeliers.
Kitchen lighting can be as dramatic or as subtle as you want it to be. With a more open floor design concept, bold kitchen lighting is perfect for anchoring the space and creating a focal point for the kitchen area.
8. Kitchens with islands
As kitchen islands continue to grow in popularity with homeowners, there are a variety of ways to incorporate an island into a space. Different island styles work as a beautiful design element in a kitchen. Waterfall islands are beautiful design focal points in the kitchen areas that make a striking and bold statement. Contrasting islands that are made with a different material also creates contrast and interest in the kitchen area.
9. Kitchens with Dutch doors
Dutch doors, while unique, are not widely used. Incorporating a Dutch door into your kitchen space will make your area stand apart from all others. Because you don’t see this design implemented very often, you can blaze the trail by incorporating this design into your kitchen. It can create a light and airy feel and give a sense of nostalgia.
10. Kitchens with brick walls
You may ask yourself what is so special about a brick wall. When you incorporate this focal feature in the kitchen area, you can create a rustic feel that is charming and warm. With this decorative element, you are able to incorporate an open shelving concept that allows you to relish the beauty of the brick and enjoy the charm of other decorative accents.
The kitchen is often everyone’s favorite room in the home. It is where we eat, love and laugh. For a more relaxing and meaningful experience in the kitchen, consider the tips we shared.