Long gone are the days where the kitchen was this room in the back of the house with the swinging doors where Mom brought out the dinner. In today’s kitchens, counter seating is the focal point of the kitchen with comfy bar stools lined up at a counter made of beautiful stone works such as Brazilian granites or marble work in blacks, whites, and grey. Many home buyers or home improvers are doing away with formal dining and expanding their kitchen and family areas to include an area for dining and entertainment. In these kitchens that are made for gatherings, sharing the cooking and dining experience in one area adds an intimate appeal to any occasion.
Colors for kitchens today range from blacks and whites, to stainless steels, and earthy tones in granites and dark woods. After the colors have been selected, then attention can be focused on fixtures. The most popular faucets are pewter or brushed nickel. These two finishes complement just about any décor.
Now when designing a new, or renovating an older kitchen, don’t skimp on appliances. With more families dining in these days, it is important to have a refrigerator and cook top and oven that not only complement the stylish appointments, but make cooking and clean up a breeze. Choosing a refrigerator that has the freezer beneath adds extra storage, which saves time when cooking as everything has a place and everything is in its place.
Another common theme in kitchen styles is lighting, and not just the installed lighting, but also natural lighting. Most kitchens are in the center of homes in newly constructed homes, and many are without the benefit of the traditional kitchen window above the sink. However, in many of the new designs, there are French doors and side windows that are located strategically to allow for plenty of natural light. Due to a lack of windows in the kitchen proper, it is necessary that not only attractive lighting fixtures complementing the faucets and other fixtures, but that also there is ample lighting in the kitchen. Lighting can be something used because it is needed for practical reasons, or it can serve a more aesthetic purpose.
With the kitchen as the heart of the home, there are sure to be more memories and meals shared for years to come. Setting the table will be like setting the tone as far as it is well known.
Cities We Service:
Communities We Service: