These days a kitchen has become the heart of the house, for entertaining,socialising and cooking.A kitchen has a life of its own,it is a witness of all the ups and downs in everyday life.The most beautiful kitchens are those that are enjoyed,played in and worked in.
It is an ACTION zone!!!👪
Whether you have a small or large kitchen getting the layout right is key.
🍳Decide what your space is for.
🍳Socialising with the family
My kitchen incorporates all of the above, as I just love having family and friends around me when I’m cooking.
This maybe the main focus in a kitchen and is also a piece of furniture we take for granted.It accommodates the play-doh,homework,painting,letter writing,family meals.
The table might not be the most expensive piece of furniture but it’s certainly the one we rely on and keep the longest.
🍳Don’t be afraid to mix the styles of the chairs and table up.(there are no rules here)
🍳Choose a table that will be your workhorse
🍳Use folding tables to make your kitchen more usable if you don’t have the room.
🍳Use benches as well as chairs for dining
Giving your kitchen a sense of space 🍳
🍳Use folding furniture
🍳Keep surfaces clutter free
🍳Prioritise your utensils/appliances( do you really need a bread bin on the worktop)
🍳Use every inch of your cupboard space, racking on the doors for pan lids.
🍳Hang pots and pans up
🍳Use mirrored tiles to reflect light
🍳Be organised, only keep out the things you use everyday( don’t use the space for the extra crockery used on special occasions)
🍳Be disciplined if using open cupboards( only display the things you want and use)
🍳Use jars to display your packet foods
Just because it’s a kitchen doesn’t mean it has to be kitchen-esque.Bring pictures,books,plants into the space to make it feel less kitchen like and more inviting.
🍳Use cake stands/vases to display your fruit and veg
🍳Use wallpaper on dry areas to create a striking focal point
🍳Put fresh herbs in pots to scent the kitchen
🍳Use non kitcheny lighting, use a statement light to create drama and elegance
🍳 Bring in colour through t towels, table cloths etc.
🍳 Mix tiles up to create a focal point(use as splash backs)
🍳Don’t be afraid to go bold with your paint scheme, this is a cheap alternative to incorporate colour.
🍳Buy timeless kitchen cupboards as this will save you money in the long run(neutrals)