Published at Friday, May 26th 2017. by Nadezhda Genrich in kitchen.
If you feel that breakfast bars are an idea for only the spacious kitchen, then you could not be more wrong. In fact, it is the small, urban home that benefits the most from a kitchen island that also features a breakfast bar. In the small city apartment where every inch of space matter, the breakfast bar also doubles as the dining area and saves precious square footage. Just add one to your kitchen worktop or tiny island and throw in a couple of stools and you are good to go!
Remodeling your old kitchen or planning for a new one is all about finding that perfect balance between aesthetics, ergonomics and exclusivity. Irrespective of the style, theme and size of your kitchen, lighting is undoubtedly what makes or breaks its appeal. And at the heart of every illuminated modern kitchen are LED strip lights, which combine convenience with energy-saving credentials and pulsating brilliance. Versatile and incredibly ‘in trend‘, LED strip lighting is definitely one of the must-haves of 2017 kitchen and we here to show you how!
A kitchen in bluish-gray leads the pack here with other lighter hues of gray following closely behind. When choosing gray as the principle color in the contemporary kitchen, it is best to pick a cooler and lighter shade as it give the space an inviting, light-filled and upbeat vibe. Add in white countertops, bar stools, backsplash or other accent features to create visual interest and contrast.
A corner in the open plan living is the perfect space for a single-wall kitchen. This might not fit into the traditional definition of the one-wall kitchen, but it sure helps in maximizing space. The corner kitchen is typically L-shaped, but you can use just one wall for the kitchen sink, refrigerator and prep zone. It is the second wall in the corner that can hold storage units and additional cabinets. Strictly speaking, this is not the one-wall kitchen, but it still brings the same functionality but with even more cooking and storage space.
If wood is not your thing and you still wish to inject some colorful zest into the gray and white kitchen, then smart cabinets in pastel hues might be worth considering. These dashing additions are perfect for retro, vintage and eclectic kitchens. Hot metallic finishes, bold pendants in black or even a colorful backsplash can do the trick when used right.
We are always looking for ways in which we can that ‘something special‘ to the kitchen without having to later too much. A quick kitchen revamp freshens up much more than the cooking and prep zone and adds to the appeal of the entire living space. While most modern kitchens seem to embrace a muted or neutral color scheme with smartly placed accent hues, sometimes going in the opposite direction works just as well. Giving the contemporary kitchen a makeover using black and shades of gray makes it even more sophisticated and striking without forcing you to spend a fortune!