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How to make your kitchen a more interesting space

19th Oct '20 • By Rohit Mankame

If you’re looking to add more personality into your kitchen, we have 9 of our best ideas to make your kitchen a more interesting space.

Kitchen decoration ideas in a luxury kitchenKitchens are an integral part of any household, and we all want a spacious and well-equipped kitchen. But kitchens are becoming smaller and smaller with the on-going trend in micro-homes and downsizing. How do you retain the same quality , design and arrangement of large kitchens with far smaller spaces? Not to worry because, getting the most out of your kitchen space is easier than you think!

What are the 9 ideas and designs?

concealed kitchen design

Conceal Your Kitchen 

Concealed kitchens are becoming one of the most trending features in kitchens today. Concealed kitchens are designed as cabinets to create a differentiation between the living or dining room. All the cabinets have stylish finishes and have camouflage parts which can be installed. There is a big push to build concealed work areas that can shut the whole layout of the kitchen. 

kitchen rug in kitchen

Beautiful Rug

What better way to add interest to your kitchen than adding a beautiful rug. They are a great way to add texture and dimension to the space. If your kitchen has a neutral theme, placing a colourful rug in the centre of the room can help brighten the space. Moreover, a rug will provide comfort underfoot and help you stay warmer in winter. However, make sure you keep spills to a minimum or purchase a hardy rug that can stand regular cleaning. 

herb garden in kitchen

Herb Gardening 

Green is a wondrous colour. Especially when it comes from beautiful plants. In order to make your kitchen more interesting, we suggest adding a few pots of herbs and spices. Place a small herb garden on the kitchen windowsill where they can get direct sunlight and fresh air. Some of the best kitchen herbs are basil, oregano, mint, rosemary and parsley. In addition to access to fresh herbs, your kitchen will smell divine!  

Pendant lighting in kitchen

Pendant Lights

The importance of good lighting cannot be stressed enough in the kitchen. Lights have the power to turn even the plainest space into something special. Putting up decorative lights can give your kitchen just what you’re looking for. Pendant lights are our favourite option, they can hang over the island bench or bar and come in different shapes and sizes. Hung in the center of the kitchen, they bring together all the design aspects of the kitchen, making it look brighter and more beautiful. 

folding table in ktichen

Small Dining Area

Turning your kitchen into an eat-in area can certainly set it apart. Usually, dining rooms are separate from the kitchen, or in accordance to the more recent design and décor, we have open kitchens to dining rooms that seamlessly transition into one another. Having a small dining area in your kitchen is what we’re talking about. You can add a small table with two to four chairs and place it in one corner of the kitchen. 

Another item you can add to your kitchen is a folding table that doubles as a counter space. The table can provide a spot where you can prepare and eat food without taking valuable floor space. It can also be a perfect idea for a desk that you can tuck away when you’re finished working. 

large floor white tiles in kitchen

Install Large New Tiles 

Create a visual illusion with large tiles making the space feel airier and larger when compared to tiny tiles making the area feel busy and cramped. It is important to install tiles bigger than 12x12-inch tiles which will ensure reduction in the number of grout lines. 

chalkboard wall in kitchen

Add A Chalkboard Wall

You can change the look of the kitchen by adding a chalkboard wall. You don’t need to worry about adding wall art because, hey, for whatever hand-painted designs you would like, the colour turns the wall into a canvas. 

The best part is that your chalkboard wall does not have to be black. You can DIY it by using acrylic paint and grout or just pick-up a colourful chalkboard paint. Let your creativity flow and add a chalkboard wall today to your kitchen today! 

hexagon kitchen splashback

Update Splashback

In smaller apartments and houses, one-wall designs are especially common. All of the appliances and cabinetry run along one wall, as the name suggests, giving the kitchen a greater sense of openness. However, to ensure that enough space is sufficient for food storage, proper planning is needed, as the sink, stove and refrigerator will take up much of the space. One alternative is to use the dining table or provide a wheeled butcher's block for additional workspace.

One of the best ways you can show your creativity is by choosing a beautiful splashback that looks great while serving its purpose. Trending splashback designs are geometric tiles, tinted glass and natural brickwork.

hidden cabinet fridge

Hide The Refrigerator 

The most popular way to conceal a refrigerator is maybe to go for an articulated one with doors connected to the kitchen unit. With improved ventilation and insulation, integrated appliances are specially developed to be housed inside cabinetry so that the operations do not get too hot. Hiding the refrigerator will create a uniform look in your kitchen and create a luxurious appeal. 

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