Does your kitchen still have its avocado hood range and pea green fridge? If it does, is it not past time that it get a bit of a makeover? Think of how you’ll feel when the remodeling is over and your new, brilliant kitchen is the talk of the neighborhood. But before you hire a contractor or even an interior designer, here are five suggestions for a brand new kitchen that will look fresh and unique.
1. Buy Commercial Appliances
Commercial appliances no longer need to be unappealing and merely functional. The gleaming metal surfaces of ranges, stoves, hoods, over and under-sink cabinets and even mini wine cellars make a statement. If all that metal is too much, you can soften it with touch of pastel paint and displays your collection of woven baskets or dinnerware glimpsed behind a cabinet’s glass panels.
2. Add An Unexpected Color
A kitchen with red painted walls can be arresting without being overwhelming. Make sure that there are other colors in the room that compliment it. If you’re worried that a bright bold color might be too much for all the walls in the room, just paint one wall, or use spots of the color around the room. A less permanent solution would be to add a vase of red or other strong colored flowers to the kitchen table, red and white striped dishcloths or dishtowels hung on a towel rack near the sink or colorful coffee mugs hung from hooks beneath the cabinets.
3. Use Antiques
Instead of the usual kitchen island or peninsula, why not a Victorian era table with a marble top, a lacy bronze apron and delicate, curved bronze legs with bronze stretchers topped with highly polished finials? Also, there’s no rule that says a multi-armed crystal chandelier can’t be used in a kitchen. Farmer style sinks and old bread cabinets can also be found at flea markets.
4. Stained Glass Windows
A pair of stained glass windows can be a definite area of interest in the kitchen. A professional window company such as Mid America Exteriors window replacement can help. You can get abstract or other designed custom shapes for windows that can make your view to the outside truly unique as well.
5. Use Curves Where They’re Not Expected
Since most people are used to straight lines and rather sharp corners in a kitchen, a curvy food preparation area, island or peninsula will catch the attention of guests. Also, curves also removes much of the risk of children or distracted grown-ups bumping into something with a sharp edge.
Surely, even these few suggestions will make you want to exchange your avocado kitchen for something new, exciting and eye-catching. Isn’t today the day to get started?
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