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Spicing Up Your Kitchen – Tips for Kitchen Design

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by Scarlett
(Houston, Texas)

You have been living in your house for about ten years and you can’t stand the look of your kitchen anymore.

The cupboards are creaking and battered, and the surfaces don’t look good even when you scrub them very hard. The fittings are old and need replacing, and the plumbing is not working properly either.

The time has come to put in the new kitchen that you always dreamed about!.

Alternatively, you may be moving into a new home and as you are putting money into the place anyway, you have decided to fit a new kitchen to make your new home feel entirely your own.

Whatever the reason, when designing and decorating your kitchen, you should always keep the following in mind:

* Adapt your kitchen to your specific needs. For example, if neither you nor your partner is particularly interested in cooking and you mostly eat fast foods and salads, you may want to keep things very simple.

You would want space for your fridge, oven, microwave, and sink, and enough storage for the few appliances and dishes that you use. And that is probably enough. On the other hand, you may be an observant Jew, in which case you follow specific dietary laws that require separate sinks and surfaces for meat and dairy.

Or maybe you are a gourmet cook who collects all sorts of woks, broilers, and other apparatus and needs a lot of preparation andstorage space. Therefore, when planning your kitchen, you have to look at how much space you have and see how you can fit in the number of sinks and surfaces that will conform to your needs. Take into account the exact area of your kitchen before you start to plan.

* If you want and need many cabinets, build upwards. If you have a high ceiling, you may be able to fit in quite a lot of cupboards and shelves. And as any housewife will tell you, there is no such thing as too many kitchen cabinets!

* Remember that a kitchen is meant to last for a lifetime. If you invest in good quality materials, such as oak cabinets and stainless steel sinks, it might cost you more in the beginning but in the long run it will save you money because you won’t need to replace anything for a long time.

* A kitchen should be light and airy, not dingy and dark. Paint the walls in light colors, with matching tiles that are easy to clean. Put the sink under a window so that you have a nice view while you are washing the dishes and the room is also aired out well.

Provide the finishing touches with elegant, pretty curtains and a beautiful area rug. A nice rug can make all the difference to any room.  Acrylic area rugs come in a variety of colors and designs, and are easy to wash.

Maybe solid color rugs would appeal to you as these would give a touch of elegance and life to your kitchen.

No matter how your kitchen will look in the end, we wish you happy cooking and many years of enjoyment to come!

Updated: March 16, 2016 — 1:35 pm

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