Ivonne Caillauda. Kitchen Decorating. November 21st , 2017.
Many homeowners who opt for a one-walled open kitchen design compensate for the lack of storage in clever ways. A large kitchen island is a familiar sight in a one-walled open kitchen, and islands can be a great storage option, as well as offering several other important uses, from seating and dining to food preparation. Some open kitchen designs even feature islands with sinks, to maintain the classic work triangle between the sink, refrigerator and stove. When it comes to storage, islands in a one-walled open kitchen may feature sets of pull-out drawers, cabinets, and even appliances or convenient features like a lazy Susan or pull-out garbage can. If a one-walled open kitchen design isn‘t in the cards for you and an L-shaped or other design is planned, you can still easily feature a kitchen island if the space allows.
The two-walled design of a galley kitchen maintains the traditional "work triangle" that‘s essential to any effective kitchen design—this refers to the triangle created by the stove, refrigerator and sink. If cooks can easily access all of these kitchen features, cooking will be much more efficient and enjoyable. Galley kitchens generally achieve this design by placing two components of the triangle on one wall of the kitchen, and the third component on the opposite wall.
Chalkboard Wall—Many families keep a chalkboard in their kitchen for reminders and a running grocery list. But if you‘re always wishing you had more space to write on, it might be time for a chalkboard wall. Keep things classic and paint a black one if your kitchen has a lot of white or neutral colors, or add a pop of color in chalkboard paint on an accent wall in a white or neutral kitchen.
Trending currently on kitchen walls is the use of oversized, large-format letters in interesting fonts and colors. These are often constructed from thin but sturdy metal to ensure that they‘re light enough to hang but still feel substantial and create significant visual impact. Many homeowners opt for letters with meaning to the household, to represent initials or names.
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