With a new season comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh and redecorate your living spaces. And where better to start than in the heart and hearth of the home – the kitchen. For most people the day starts in the kitchen with a cup of coffee or breakfast. You prepare meals for your family in your kitchen and your family and guests often gather in the kitchen to socialise, eat and cook together.
Having a beautiful kitchen means investing in your family’s health and happiness.
Everybody fantasises about a new kitchen, but more often than not the fantasy remains just that – a fantasy, because in many instances even a renovation is way beyond your budget.
But you may still be able to afford smaller-scale and DIY changes at home. And looking at pictures of your dream kitchen may just supply you with the inspiration that you need.
It will also help to keep a few of the latest design trends in mind.
Add a LOT of colour
White has dominated the kitchen for a while, so maybe it is time for a change. Try blue and gray, and or even warm wood stains over painted cabinets.
Let there be light
Architects and designers are using more vintage-inspired and antiqued lighting fixtures, like aged copper or warehouse-style pendants. The move reflects a respect for heritage styles and classic shapes that have stood the test of time.
It’s all in the concrete
While concrete has become more popular, it is really starting to shape as it is being cast for furniture or decorative accessories or used to create counter tops and tile. Why don’t you try it in your kitchen?
Watch out for the backsplash
Tile-making techniques just keep getting better and better, and people are getting more comfortable with the idea of getting a little wilder with their tile. Backsplash tile that looks like wood, concrete, resin, fabric or even wallpaper are trending. Embrace your inner artist and liven up your kitchen at the same time!
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