Lucette Gallois Kitchen Decorating, 2018-02-12 15:11:56. One of the first things you‘ll need to consider for your open kitchen is how many walls you want to keep standing in the space. If any of the walls are load-bearing, your decision may be made for you (you should probably keep those). But if you‘re relatively free and clear to take down any internal walls, you‘ll have an opportunity to keep as few as just one. Single-wall open kitchens are not uncommon, and they create the most open feel of any design—but you‘ll sacrifice a bit of storage to implement a one-walled open kitchen design.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Decorating, 2017-11-08 09:27:37. The days when your choices for appliance design were "stainless steel and more stainless steel" are long gone. Now, retailers and online specialty outlets carry a range of small appliances in bold colors and unique designs, with bright yellows and greens, reds, oranges and blues particularly common sights in contemporary homes. Because of their low profile, accessories like these in bold colors can pair with just about any kitchen style, from traditional to modern. For the more adventurous homeowner, large appliances are also available in a range of bold, retro colors and styles—ranges and refrigerators in bright reds, fuchsia and other playful colors aren‘t wholly uncommon.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Decorating, 2017-09-12 02:42:45. Paint Your Ceiling—Painting your entire kitchen a crispy, airy blue might feel too overpowering, but just painting your ceiling could really open up the room and add an ethereal feel. The ceiling is also a good place to introduce a bold color that wouldn‘t otherwise work in the room.
Hanrietta Meyer Uncategories, 2017-09-13 02:56:23. Like every detail in your cooking space, small kitchen furniture must be streamlined to fit the tight confines of the room. Maximize a minimal floor plan with seating and tables that suit your favorite room in the house without overwhelming it. The heart of every kitchen is the family table. Even in cramped quarters, the dining table, in any of its many forms, serves as a focal point. If you have an eat-in kitchen layout that can accommodate a traditional table, then be sure to pull out the measuring tape before choosing a table style. To prevent a boxed-in feeling, allow at least a 7-foot clearance for a table (3-1/2 feet on either side).
Lucette Gallois Kitchen Decorating, 2017-09-20 03:33:20. Galley kitchens take their inspiration from the small, utilitarian kitchens found on ships and aircraft. Generally speaking, these kitchens feature two walls, with a narrow passageway located between them. In a traditional galley kitchen, the passageway measures anywhere from 4 to 6 feet wide, although larger galley kitchens may now expand that width and even feature kitchen islands for added seating, storage and food preparation space.
Hanrietta Meyer Uncategories, 2017-09-19 03:33:09. For many small kitchens, White says soft-closing, full-extension drawers are the way to go. If you have standard-height cabinets with unused wall space above, increasing the cabinets by six inches can improve storage capacity. Utilize cutlery dividers in drawers to organize cooking utensils and tools and keep them off counters. You can stash a small folding ladder behind a toe-kick panel, to help you reach items on high shelves or upper cabinets. White says no matter the storage options you choose, make sure to consider proper aisle space and traffic flow.
Stefania Morice Uncategories, 2017-09-16 03:30:43. 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.
Macy Guillemot Kitchen Decorating, 2017-09-18 03:32:55. First, eliminate the extras. Exchange pendant lights for recessed lighting and swap space-hogging appliances for models that can be tucked in drawers. Secondly, make a place for everything and put everything in its place. To this end, consider a pullout pantry or extend a windowsill for an extra storage perch. So that your tiny kitchen layout works double-duty, install a retractable eat-in peninsula that doubles as counter/dining space. Opt for chairs that also serve as seating in the living room. Every culinary headquarters needs a space for dining. Whether you have an island or a peninsula, utilize this surface in your small kitchen design for cooking prep, dining and as a buffet for entertaining. Bringing in an island on casters provides a mobile dining space when you need, it and it can be rolled away when you don‘t. Another idea for designing an eat-in space in your small kitchen is to install a built-in booth to accommodate the tight space. With a thoughtful design, you can also use the space underneath the seating for extra kitchen storage.
Macy Guillemot Uncategories, 2017-09-14 03:08:54. When buying ones of these types of stools, you will have a variety of different options to choose from. Say you want to get a ladder for your home but you don‘t want anything big. If thats the case, you can get a folding step stool to help you reach hard to reach places. You will also be able to use it as a chair too of course. If you have a high counter in your kitchen, you can get folding counter stools which are also called folding bar stools as well. The prices of these stools will depend on what you get. Many of them will come with cushioned seats for greater comfort. You can get aluminum ones, wooden ones, different sizes, and various colors as well.
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