Not a lot of people realise that there is so much more to kitchen design than just adding the most expensive appliances and fancy looking cabinets and countertops. Any expert will tell you that the most important thing that will leave your guests breathless is attention to details. If you are interested in redesigning your kitchen and you want to leave all your friends breathless when they come over, here are some things that you can do.
Have Fun With Tiles And Geometric Patterns
If you are looking for a creative way to express yourself in the kitchen why not add a fun backsplash made out of tiles. Most owners will choose to go with a safe plain tile backsplash, but going an unconventional route is what will make your friends breathless. While playing it safe will ensure that the backsplash will go with almost anything, going out of your comfort zone and having fun with it will bring life into your kitchen. You don’t have to go wild with the colours that you choose, you can play around with the tiles and lines and create different shapes that will draw the eye. It is also a great way to add a more modern vibe to your kitchen if that is something that you’re looking for.
Create Captivating Patterns
Even though some people will insist on having their kitchen a neutral colour, the best way to ensure that it will take anyone’s breath away is to make sure that it has a lively pattern rather than being a mix of bland lifeless colours such as white and grey. As we have mentioned above, you can accomplish this by adding a fun backsplash, but if that is not something that you like you can play around with a number of different surfaces. There are so many ways you can bring lively colours to your kitchen.
Go with Attractive Finishes
Choosing finishes is like putting on a necklace to finish off your look. It is the best way to make your kitchen feel personalised and memorable. There are so many things that you can do when it comes to finishing it all depending on what look you are going for. But one of the most important things is that you make sure that all your finishes complement each other and don’t clash. By making sure everything is going well with each other you will ensure that there will be a lasting first impression.
Have Accent Walls
If you are looking for an easy yet effective way to make your friends impressed with your kitchen there is nothing that will be better than adding an accent wall. An accent wall is usually an unusual colour that is bold. Make sure that you have something such as white cabinets that will balance everything out.
Use Lighting to Your Advantage
One of the most powerful tools that you can use is your lighting situation. What a lot of people don’t think about is that lightning doesn’t always have to only be practical. It can be decorative as well. If you carefully plan your lighting situation you can create breathtaking designs in your kitchen. It can not only accent things in your kitchen it can also make it look much bigger than it actually is. You can also add lighting underneath your cabinets or tables to make it look magical.
Add Futuristic Features
Something that will always be a head-turner is having smart tech only in your home. It is a great way to both make sure that your kitchen is equipped with the best appliances but it will also leave people intrigued. It will not only make your kitchen look amazing and luxurious but you will also be able to find people who specialise in appliance repair much easier as they are so popular.
Carefully Choose Your Hardware
One of the most important things that you need to pay close attention to when you are designing your kitchen is making sure that your hardware matches the rest of your kitchen. Before making the decision, think about which way you would like to go. There are so many tones that you can choose from as well as finishes. One thing that you simply can’t go wrong with is warm brass hardware as it will go with everything and it doesn’t show any unwanted fingerprints.
Keep Things Simple
Something that a lot of people forget when they are designing their kitchens is that a kitchen can have someone mesmerised even if it is simple and minimalistic. You don’t need to have fun murals on your walls or expensive appliances to have someone wowed. Pick sleek and minimalistic things to get a very modern vibe in your kitchen. You can never go wrong with simple things.
Incorporated Wooden Things
Another popular misconception is that having wooden accents in your kitchen will make it look outdated and obsolete. There are so many things that you can use to decorate your kitchen from wooden cutting boards, wooden hardware as well as displaying wooden tableware. It will add some character and warmth to your kitchen.
Make Your Eating Area Cozier
Something that will make everybody that comes over happier and relaxed therefore your guests will be breathless is having an eating area that is both stylish and cozy. A lot of people opt for making their eating spaces very modern or artistic but they don’t think about how comfortable and cozy it will be.
Paint Your Upper And Lower Cabinets In Different Colours
If you are looking for something that is fun yet not tacky but it will still be able to be different enough to take your guests’ breath away, simply paint your cabinets different colours. But the key is not to paint a couple of them differently or the one adjacent to the other. Pain the upper cabinets one colour and then the lower cabinets a colour that is a contrast colour to the upper ones.
Add A Message Centre
Something that is very simple yet will melt all your guests’ hearts is having a message centre where your whole family can communicate. It’s not only a super heartwarming feature that you can have, it is also a great way to put things as grocery lists, calendars and to do all at the reminders that the whole family needs to see all at one place. You can make it into a cute chalkboard wall or you can have a fun whiteboard. If you don’t want to add any of those things but you still want that creative idea you can use your kitchen windows for all that information. It will add something to your kitchen that no appliance or colour can, especially if it is written in nice handwriting.
Add a Dutch Door
Not a lot of people know what Dutch doors are. Duch doors are single doors that have one split down the middle that will let you open just the top or just the bottom part. It is super transformative and functional and it will bring character to your kitchen and it is not something that you see every day. They are amazing because you will be able to let in fresh air without having to keep your whole door open. And on top of all that, if you happen to have kids or pets, there is nothing better than getting a Dutch door and keeping the bottom open for them to be able to circulate.
Commit to Open Shelving
Even though open shelving is not a new concept it is still something that people don’t think about because they are so used to having cabinets. But it will not only make your kitchen look stunning it will help you declutter as everything will be visible now. It is also great if you want to display your fancy dinnerware. You can even decorate it with some plants or books.
Move Away From Open Concept
Open concept kitchens are not in style anymore. One of the reasons behind that is that most people are working from home nowadays and they need their spaces to be physically separated to break down the monotony. It will also add a sense of privacy if needed. But since most homes now have the open concept when your guests come over you will take their breath away by not having it. Even though having an open concept is still great and it works for a lot of people.
Invest In A Amazing Sink
People don’t think about how important sinks are. They will tie in together your whole design when you choose the right one. If you choose to buy a cheap sink it will get scratched really quickly and it can look really tacky. Think about choosing the double-bowl undermount sink that will not only make your dishwashing easier but it will impress your guests.
Even though we all want our friends to think that our kitchens are amazing it is not something that you should strive for. Because at the end of the day, it is your kitchen and you should design it so you like the way it looks and so it meets your needs for everyday life and not to please others when they come.