Enhancing The Kitchen Without Sacrificing Functionality

Kitchen decorating should incorporate both design and functionality. There are many different ideas to choose from but picking one that suits your taste can be an overwhelming experience given the diversity and variety of kitchen style.

The kitchen fixtures should look appealing and practical at the same time. A contemporary kitchen is impressive but if lacking with the right furnishings, defeats the purpose of a great kitchen at home.

If you’re quite wary of using new furnishings, go for a theme that suits the existing furniture, appliances and other kitchen equipment you have.

You need to first take into consideration the consider the size of your kitchen. Size and function go hand-in-hand. If you have a medium to large kitchen you might consider adding a free standing bar. This can be easily achieved with just a few pieces of plywood, some 2×4’s, and some aluminum sheeting. Use the 2×4’s to build a box frame. Nail plywood to the frame using 1/4 inch thickness for the sides and 3/4 inch thickness for the top. Cover with aluminum sheeting and you have a very modern addition. You could even leave one side open and add shelves for storage. There are many other easy to do updates that can add a modern feel also.

By painting your cabinets or covering them in aluminum sheeting and then changing the handles you can bring your old fashioned cabinets up to date. Changing the color of your kitchen can help modernize it as well. Another quick inexpensive fix is the use of an area rug.

Area rugs help too in changing an old kitchen to a current, better one. You can choose area rugs that match the kitchen’s color or design. For an unexpected twist, you can use area rugs with a contrasting color or bold design. Functionality-wise, area rugs protect the kitchen floor from the attacks of stain, grease and dirt from cooking, baking and other forms of meal preparations. Area rugs with the right materials for kitchen use are also hassle-free to clean that only need a light vacuum or a quick wash.

Yes, kitchen decorating is not something many look forward to doing. They much prefer decorating the living room or the bedroom. However, with the availability of decorating essentials and the design themes, kitchen decorating can also be an enjoyable and trouble-free home improvement plan.

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