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Redecorate Your Kitchen – Remove the Chaos

Updated on December 13, 2010

Get the right look for your Kitchen


Get Things Right In Your Kitchen Plans

Redecorating your kitchen does not mean you have to reinvent the wheel. All you need is a few good ideas and the will to improve things, and you will have a brand new kitchen in next to no time.

Removing The Kitchen Chaos

When you think about creating a design for your kitchen, there are several things you would want to consider.

The first thing you need to do is to plan a design in your mind.

What do you prefer - traditional, modern, eclectic styles or would you like something that simply reflects your personality? Your designs will follow the pattern you want them to, so keep that in mind.

A kitchen is a room that we like to have space to move around. For this reason if you have a small kitchen that you want to design, it will be easier to think in terms of space saving.

This doesn’t mean that you need to skimp on the style you want for the kitchen; but simply go ahead and get that Victorian pedestal sink instead of the square, bulky, mahogany chest of a sink.

The same goes for an open kitchen design or galley kitchen. Dark colors are a big no-no with smaller areas as they tend to make the walls and flooring close in on whoever might be in the area at the time.

Ktichen Ideas That Work

Go for ceiling to floor cabinetry with glass doors on them. Draw your designs out on graph paper or a computer program. Once you have everything down things will move much quicker than standing in the center of the kitchen and trying to imagine what things will look like once they are done.

Conversely, a larger kitchen needs similar treatment for the space setting in the area. The good thing is that with these larger rooms there is more play in the designs for them.

Darker colors, bigger appliances and smaller tiles for the flooring are just a few of the things that are benefits of a larger area. Islands with stove tops built in can be considered for a larger area.

Larger kitchens are less accepting of different patterns and scroll work designs than a smaller one.

Large or small, galley or head, you want the designs to fit the areas you are working with. Try playing with colors, patterns, appliances and lighting to get the look that you want. Add some colorful curtains to the windows to add color and shield you from prying eyes while working.

Functional Aspects

Whatever designing you do, never forget that the kitchen is the place where a lot of work gets done day in and day out. Functionality should never be lost track of, so make sure you keep the gadgets in the right places, the forks and the spoons within easy reach.

All your essential cooking implements and condiments should be placed within an arm’s length of the stove. The electric gadgets have to be far from heat sources, and away from wet spots like the sink as well.

Consider these things when creating a design for the kitchen that you can be proud of designing for yourself and that is sure to impress and guests that are coming to your home.

Enjoy your new, improved kitchen room!


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