if you could imagine a new kitchen in your home what would it be??? … see some beautiful kitchen design ideas below …
Nothing is more exciting then the prospect of a newly designed kitchen, especially if you have been in your current home for a while. You know the pitfalls of your kitchen all too well ~ if you could imagine a new kitchen in your home what would it be? It’s said that homeowners tend to redecorate every 5-7 years, so when we think of our kitchen space that probably will turn over once in our ownership we are more than ready to give it an over haul.
Visit http://www.kbbonline.com/kbb/gallery/kitchen/Cooking-in-Traffic-4503.shtml#1 for more photo’s of the kitchen below by Gianna Santoro of Deane, Inc.
Photo’s by Tim Lee.
The one trend that I have noticed is that kitchens are integrated into the living space of the home; however that can be accomplished. Your home does not have to be large to incorporate the kitchen, you just need to have the foresight in design. I have seen this trend from upscale 500 sq. ft. condos to Hampton McMansions and now in the suburbs.
Other trends that have been noted by Traditional Home Magazine are monochromatic schemes, upholstered chairs for more comfortable seating, simplicity + glamour. Color trends, white or variations of white are still leading the way; while “hints of pastel” are being noticed for cabinet stain, accessories and wall color.
Visit http://www.traditionalhome.com/design_decorating/kitchens/kitchen-trends-2013_ss1.html for more photos and info.
my tips ~
Select materials and finishes that look like a living space rather than a “kitchen” this will seamlessly incorporate your kitchen into the rest of home.
But if your budget or living arrangements will not allow for a remodel ~
draw your eye to away from existing cabinetry by refacing your island
paint your walls a fresh complimentary color
update your lighting
add or take away an area rug
freshen up window treatments with a current pattern
and finally update your furnishings with a welcoming seating area to fit your style ~ a comfy chair or two with an antique table or bright contemporary counter stools
Lastly, shop vintage adding a piece found at a local antique store or garage sale always makes a home unique