Everyone knows that the kitchen is the most popular room in the home! Gone are the days of boring old kitchens and storage with simple stone slab shelving and tiny counter tops. The humble kitchen has transformed into a fashion statement by itself and often into the most expensively built room with clean, attractive looks, designer lighting and fixtures, colours and durable materials. The kitchen design is of primary importance, because it really is where most of the magic happens.
The Modern Kitchen
Modern kitchens are functional, space saving, user-oriented, well-lit, colourful and smartly designed with concealed storage. They are equipped with appliances and gadgets and various tools to make the job easier and quicker. So, storing all of these things and making them easily accessible becomes the order of the day. Cabinets, wardrobes, metal shelving, spice racks, draining racks and moveable racks all make up the modular kitchen of today. Pair this with a minimalist design, your modern kitchen is clean, clutter free and everything that’s in the kitchen has a purpose.
The Minimalist Kitchen
Otherwise known as a sleek kitchen is one where every utensil and spice rack is easily accessible, without making the kitchen look cluttered or cramped. Everything has its designated place and fits in, neatly tucked, slid under, flattened, dropped or concealed where it should be. It eliminates the need for excessive hardware that looks bulky or takes up ground space, and gives you more freedom to move about.
If you do not have the time or budget to renovate an entire kitchen, there are small changes you can apply or portions of the kitchen you can renovate on a smaller budget.
How to Juice it Up:
- With new age designs and materials to choose from, colourful laminates and countertops can change the kitchen into a very cheerful space
- Use intelligent lighting solutions to illuminate focused activities like chopping or cooking, or soft lighting for cabinets and crockery showcases to highlight all the contents
- Add functional units or ‘kitchen islands’ like extended counters which can function as small dining tables
- Make small new torches in the kitchen like a new tap facet design or new backsplash tiles on the counter wall
- Add tall units that have rotating canisters so you can see and reach all your cooking essentials, no more forgetting about supplies at the back of the cabinet or shelf
- Add wall units, sink units, waste segregation units, wicker baskets, organiser trays for cutlery, dish drainers and moving corners to utilise every inch of space and still have easy access and visibility
- Use wire baskets, wicket baskets for food and fruits to pack and organise in the kitchen and looks great on any counter top