Lucette Gallois Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-09 11:26:05. The functionality of a kitchen peninsula doesn‘t have to be limited to storage, cooking prep and bar-style dining, however. Many homeowners choose to make their kitchen peninsula a fully functioning feature of their kitchen design by adding cooking or cleaning functionality. Adding a stove, refrigerator or sink to a kitchen peninsula can create a more efficient "work triangle" in your kitchen, making cooking, cleaning and food preparation easier and more enjoyable.
Lucette Gallois Countertop, 2017-10-17 08:52:37. You may be surprised to know that sustainable surfaces (think recycled glass, bamboo, concrete and even recycled paper) can also be attractive, high-quality and easy on the budget.
Stefania Morice Uncategories, 2017-10-17 08:52:46. Professional organizer Kate S. Brown, CPO, owner of Impact Productivity believes small kitchens are spaces that can work, as long as you have a place for everything off the counter, leaving elbow room for the cook. "Otherwise making dinner becomes a stressful obstacle course punctuated by the crash of something being knocked off the counter," says Brown, who suggests putting your walls to work by storing your nicest pots and pans on pegs.
Pansy Godefroy Uncategories, 2017-10-17 08:49:47. Although center islands are often fixed elements in a kitchen, they can also be mobile cooking prep and dining units. Let your space dictate the scale and style of your removable island. For example, choose a narrow model for a galley kitchen and an open-base style for a space with a modern aesthetic. These workhorse pieces serve double duty in small kitchens by maximizing countertop space and storage through shelving, which readily offers visual access to kitchen supplies and essentials. Combine kitchen island convenience with style by choosing a material like stainless steel or wood that complements your existing finishes; uniformity conveys the feeling of spaciousness in a smaller room.
Pansy Godefroy Kitchen Cabinet, 2017-10-17 08:52:41. One of the first ideas to investigate is whether or not your corner kitchen cabinet can become a drawer/cabinet combo. A recent innovation in kitchens is to create a swing-out corner cabinet. When extended, it folds out away from the corner, exposing all of the supplies in the cabinet for easy access. This is a relatively simple customization that can create a much more useful corner cabinet.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-17 08:48:26. A smart kitchen design layout can make any gourmet feel right at home cooking in cramped quarters. Case in point: the galley layout, which shapes the kitchen into a narrow aisle. By situating the cabinetry and appliances against opposite walls, full-height cabinets are a good option for taking full advantage of your wall real estate.
Macy Guillemot Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-17 08:51:01. 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.
Hanrietta Meyer Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-17 08:47:17. Not committed to a broad stroke of dramatic color? Then infuse color and pattern through window treatments, a room-anchoring rug, or upholstery in a built-in banquette. Both basics work to soften the kitchen and are a reflection of your personal design style, be it casual or formal, classic or modern. During the decorating process, remember to look up and assess your lighting situation. Although recessed and under-cabinet lights leave the smallest footprint in a small kitchen, a pair of pendant lamps above the center island or a trendy drum shade above the built-in breakfast nook will give the kitchen a finished look.
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