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Kitchen Furniture and Accessories

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Kitchen Furniture and Accessories

Classical kitchen decor uses oak wood. Fine-grained woods such as cherry and maple are used for contemporary kitchen decor. Mix and match wood finishes and different textures in countertops look interesting and add depth to the room. Kitchens can be made traditionally as utilitarian workspaces or as open spaces that are a part of dining rooms or living room. While most preferred, shape for a kitchen is U-shape to allow the person to make best use of the 'work-triangle' of the space; other popular shapes are L-shaped kitchens, Galley-shaped kitchens and island kitchens.

Stainless steel appliances with pewter finish are most commonly used in kitchens while silver or gold dinnerware is undoubtedly for grand and lavish dining. Glass cabinets to show off your best china and wooden panels to hide the rest are quite popular. Space should be reserved to accommodate cooking range, ovens, dishwashers and sinks. Make sure that kitchen counters are durable, look beautiful and are easy to clean. Most common are granite, slate and marble slabs and tile mosaics are fast catching up to lend a unique look to the kitchen.

Kitchen needs the most storage space with lots of hidden storage areas too and you can mix and match rollout shelves, vertical tray dividers and pullouts and drawer inserts. You will also need recycling bins and appliance garages. Floors :It's important to choose flooring material consistent with the rest of the home. Tile is distinctive, but it can be cold if not heated underneath and its hard surface may require an area rug in work areas where prolonged standing occurs.

Kitchen flooring in bold colors are vibrant and energetic but expensive too. Neutral colors are the traditional choices and more budget-friendly too. Recessed adjustable lighting and decorative lighting fixtures spotlighting your kitchen island or dining area can add a dramatic effect to your kitchen decor.

Creative use of colors can result in a budget-friendly kitchen decor that can stimulate your hunger and funk-up your surroundings. Here are some hit tips for you:

These days,recessed and cabinet lighting plan in the kitchen rather than the uniform lighting plan. You may add a dramatic touch to your kitchen decor by using light and shadows to compliment the kitchen colors and a spotlight above your cooking area and dining area may actually look like a studio kitchen. Besides the cabinetry, ceiling, floor and window coverings, moldings and trim, there are other design elements too such as chandeliers and designer lights, knobs and pulls, hanging plates and pot racks. Hand painted furnishings and accessories can also be used for the kitchen decor.

Right accessories and furniture can entirely transform your kitchen into the most pleasurable area of your home. The quantity, size and theme of the kitchen accessories must match with you overall home décor theme and space available. Here are some tips for you:

Once you have decided on the color of your walls, placing of your refrigerator, counters and cabinets, categorize all your accessories by color, size or style and then choose them according the scale and visual balance. Install the largest accessories first, keeping the aesthetic balance, right eye level, distance to the cooking area and then move on to the smaller ones.

Wall clock is a must in the kitchen, whether you are a student, working person or a housewife, so that you can get done with cooking on time. It also helps to monitor your cooking better.
Designer range hoods do not only look trendy but are also quite functional when it comes to get rid of smoke and vapors. Kitchen carts & worktables come in quite handy for a variety of things and can be moved or folded and slipped under the counter after use.

Pot racks and baker's racks are for those with advanced culinary skills. Covered trashcans are a must in the kitchen to discard all those soda bottles and boxes. Cabinet accessories, designer sinks, faucets, knobs and pulls lend a sophisticated look to the kitchen. Stools and chairs that can be stacked on top of the other can be used and then stacked in the corner in a small kitchen. Chopping blocks and countertops are a must but you may also opt for wine racks. Decorate your appliances too with beautiful decorative panels. Stainless steel wall shelves and backsplash accessories are the latest trend in kitchen décor.


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