Gone are the days when the kitchen was a dingy room nailed to the back of the house. Kitchens have become the center of attention and are at center stage in modern homes. With a variety of exciting designs to choose from, ranging from French country to cheeky New York loft, you can get as creative as you want with your new kitchen. In this article, we will take a look at some different layouts and great ideas for kitchens.
country style kitchen
If you like the cozy feeling of living in the country, then this type of design is for you. With solid wood tops, white or blue washed cabinet doors. Freestanding gas cookers with canopy extractors give it a country feel, and the use of painted tiles in certain areas of the walls ties this look together. If you have the space, then a granite kitchen island completes this look.
Original contemporary kitchens
In this type of kitchen, the focus is on linear lines and the use of contemporary colors in the tiles or furniture to brighten up the kitchen. Clean lines give a modern feel with concrete countertops and stainless steel appliances. Pops of color can be added on the floor or in the cabinets.
ultra modern kitchen
When trying to imagine an ultra-modern kitchen, think of a sleek, minimalist look, clean lines, uncluttered surfaces, aluminum and steel fixtures, stainless steel appliances, stone or steel countertops, and sandblasted glass cabinet doors. Colors are kept neutral in shades of cream, white, sand, black or grey. The high-gloss tiles reflect the cheek light fixtures, making this kitchen look like one of those designer kitchens you see in showrooms.
These are just three of the many designs in kitchens and one can literally spend hours looking at all the designs in a showroom or on the various design websites. But sometimes the task of choosing a kitchen style among the many different designs can be overwhelming. Always take your time and find solutions for your available space and your kitchen layout, as good layout is key when designing your kitchen space. Here are two key elements that can instantly change the look of your entire kitchen, but are often overlooked.
The right lighting fixtures in your kitchen can make a world of difference and give a kitchen an instant facelift. Stay away from fluorescent lighting and choose from some of the many recessed lights and spotlights.
The floor is another key element in a kitchen that is often overlooked. The type of material used, color and texture can make a big difference in the overall feel of the kitchen, so take your time considering which one to choose and buy a few samples to take home and test on your kitchen floor. This also applies to kitchen wall tiles, large high gloss tiles make spaces modern while hand painted tiles can be used for the country effect.
Let your kitchen take center stage in your home and let your imagination and creativity run wild!