Kitchen Storage Ideas

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Need some storage ideas to make your kitchen more user-friendly? Take a look at our list for some great tips tricks and ideas!

Timeless Kitchen Color Schemes

Timeless Kitchen Color Schemes

Timeless Kitchen Color Schemes There are several reasons why you would want to choose a timeless color scheme for your kitchen. A timeless color scheme makes your kitchen easy to live with. It is also always in style because it never goes out. And, if you are selling your home, potential home buyers are more attracted to a timeless color scheme rather than something that is bold. So what color schemes are timeless in your kitchen? Natural Colors When looking at kitchen color schemes, look to nature. Colors that are found in the soil, rocks and minerals are always fabulous color choices to incorporate into your kitchen design. These colors are timeless with their muted shades of gray, rust, brown and cream. Some things to think about with natural colors are: Use these colors for your permanent kitchen fixtures. You won’t regret natural shades for the expensive purchases such as flooring, cabinetry and appliances because you will be able to live with these colors for years to come. Wooden cabinets encase a wide range of classic brown hues. Stainless steel appliances convert to the perfect shades of gray. Granite and marble are wonderful natural additions for flooring, countertops and backsplashes.   Classis White A solid white kitchen may not be for everyone, but it is a timeless color scheme none-the-less. A white set of cabinets are just as appealing as those in natural wood tones are for your kitchen. A few things to think about for a classic white kitchen are: White or stainless steel appliances are a good choice for a classic white kitchen scheme. There are multiple...
Designing a Kitchen Island

Designing a Kitchen Island

  Designing a Kitchen Island What do I need to think about? One of the most complicated spaces in your home is the kitchen.  And when you decide to add a kitchen island to the mix?  Well, it’s not surprising that homeowners get confused.  Even though there is not a set formula for figuring out how to decide on an island size, there are some basic measurement guidelines that can help.  Here are some basic questions to ask yourself when planning your new kitchen island.   What will the function of your island be? Before thinking about storage solutions and countertop material, you first need to decide on what the main function of your island is going to be.  Most islands have one side that is dedicated to cooking and another side dedicated to eating.  If you want appliances and a sink in your island, then you will need more space.  But, if you want to use the island for casual meals, then seating should be your priority.  What will your emphasis be?         Prep Work         Cooking         Cleaning         Eating         Entertaining   What appliances are you going to need in your kitchen island? If you decide that you want to include appliances into your kitchen island, then you will need to plan for function as well as for spacing.  If you decide to include the main sink of your kitchen in your island, then you will need to place a dishwasher to the right or left of your sink.  If, on the other hand, you are using your island for the main prep area of your kitchen, then you’ll need to...
Cozy up Your Kitchen

Cozy up Your Kitchen

We have all heard the saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home. So why not make this room a cozy space rather than austere and rigid?