6.26.2018

Modern Kitchen Design: 7 Inspirational Décor Trick





When we were young, we never knew how important kitchens are going to be in our lives and in our homes. Not only do we cook there, but a kitchen is a natural meeting point for a family, a place where we share our stories while sharing our food, and where we bond while preparing delicious meals. Bearing that in mind, it is only natural to make this space look wonderful and appealing.  We give you 7 décor tricks which will transform your boring old kitchen into a modern and elegant one.

Brass and marble

Brass and marble are materials that will always and forever look elegant in kitchens. Not only are they easy to maintain and clean, but they are also sleek and elegant. If you have the means, you can take the things one step further and in addition to marble countertops, try installing a marble “built-in sink” with mitered corners where it touches the countertop. This will make it look and feel seamless, not to mention that it will be a real visual treat because the transition is virtually without any joins. When you add a brass faucet to it, you get a timeless and elegant design that will look beautiful even after many years. 

Cabinets


Kitchen cabinets are essential: they allow you to keep a lot of things close by without tripping over them when you’re not using them. Modern cabinets should be designed in such a way that you’re able to reach and take the items you most often use with ease. Modern custom kitchens have appliances and cabinets designed specifically so they can fit into your kitchen, no matter how much space you have. This makes the room look much better and clutter-free, and you can maximize the use of the space you have available.

Industrial

Kitchens are usually soft and inviting, but recently there have been some alternations in this universal design, so we have a touch of industrial style. These commercial and modern elements have shaken up our cooking areas and brought much-needed changes. A number of contemporary restaurants have embraced this look that brings to mind warehouse lofts of New York City, and people started going crazy over spray nozzles in sinks, brass faucets, and metal stools. There aren’t frivolous details, but people choose to get interesting lighting and display their dishware and cookware, thus decorating the place.

Open shelves


If you have a small kitchen, cabinets can make it look even smaller. Instead, you can try using open shelves instead of upper cabinets. It will lighten up your kitchen and give you more visual space, but you’ll still have to ‘hide’ all your Tupperware in lower cabinets and drawers. You might try placing one or two floating shelves above the door or perhaps on an open wall. They are easy to install and come in a variety of styles, so you’ll easily find something you like.

Gadgets

Modern kitchens should have all the latest gadgets and appliances: blenders, microwaves, mixers, and perhaps even a small timer. Not only do these things reduce the amount of time you need to spend preparing ingredients for cooking, they also look great, too. Today you can even find smart appliances, such as fridge cameras connected to your smartphone that let you see what you need to buy when you’re in the supermarket, or even induction cooktops with cooking zones which will adjust to the size of the pan you’re using.

Color


The color of your kitchen should fit in with the rest of your home, but you can always spice it up a bit and add a bit more color to make it more cheerful and inviting. Modern kitchens have stepped away from all-white décor and started embracing more gray as well as black elements. Black goes well with any color and it’s no wonder so many people choose to have black faucets, black lower cabinets, or even black stools and light fixture.

Chalkboard paint

Speaking of black elements in kitchens, a can of black chalkboard paint will do wonders. It will dress up your wall and allow you to use it for something other than hanging a photo. It doesn’t cost much, it’s eye-catching, and you can write and draw on it with chalk if need be. You can even paint a door or perhaps a cabinet surface if painting a wall is too much for you.
Try to look at your kitchen the way a visitor would and see what you can change and improve there, but don’t try to turn things upside-down immediately. No matter how tempting it can be to renovate your kitchen and turn it into a high-tech, elegant one worthy of the most prestigious restaurants, remember that your number one priorities should be functionality as well as hygiene.

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