Looking for a way to add a little personality and style to your kitchen? If you’re tired of cooking with the same, dreary old cookware, consider doing a pots and pans makeover. A lot of people stick with the same old kitchen essentials until they wear out. You wouldn’t drive the same car for 10 years, so why stick with the frying pans and broilers you’ve had since your first apartment. There are some dazzling new choices in cookware that are stylish and functional. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s nothing like good sushi. You undoubtedly have your favourite sushi restaurant that prepares everything just right. You might even be a bit of a budding sushi chef yourself and like to entertain your friends with a taste of Eastern cuisine. Whatever your situation is, having the right dishes is a must if you plan on entertaining your guests in style. A great way to make your next meal a memorable one is to serve sushi up on genuine sushi plates and dishes. For a relatively low price you can get an entire set that adds a certain element of charm to any dinner party. Read the rest of this entry »
With the topsy-turvy state of the financial world, people are looking to make every dollar count. It has suddenly become very fashionable to take a frugal approach to dinner by serving lovely meals at home. Cooking television shows have become all the rage and more people are becoming amateur chefs. Just because you decide to save some money by cooking at home, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Choosing elegant modern dinnerware can make your at-home meals an experience to remember. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want your kitchen’s style to have an air of spring freshness year round, an indoor herb garden is the way to go. Indoor herb gardens are easy to set up and maintain. These beautiful little gardens can add a sense of vitality to any kitchen. Not only do these delightful little gardens add great looks and a lovely aroma, they also provide useful herbs and spices to use in your cooking.
One of those well known factoids that is passed around says that we spend more time in our kitchens than in any room of the house. Whether or not this has been scientifically validated or not, remains to be seen. Whether or not the kitchen is the most frequented room or not, chances are that it does see a lot of action on a typical day.
Since the odds are that you will spend a lot of time in your kitchen over the years, it helps to have some quick and easy ideas to change the room and give it a little variety. Here are a few tips that can be done quickly, without spending a lot of money.
Add a New Sink and Faucet. While this can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many new designs available that you can pick a new sink and build an entire kitchen theme around it. There are old style, rustic-looking sinks that can give your kitchen a retro appeal. There are also a lot of ultra-modern sinks that can make your kitchen into the kitchen of the future. Take a look around and do some bargain shopping; a new sink can go a long way in adding some life to your kitchen.
Sponge paint to add some style. If you have painted walls in your kitchen, grab a sea sponge from the local store and a small can of paint and add some accents to your walls that really change up the look. Find colours that are complementary, unless you really want to go for a livelier approach. Granted you won’t want to take this project lightly, it can be done in less than a day and doesn’t require a huge investment.
New rugs, curtains and towels. Spend a day shopping for a new colour scheme for rugs, curtains and towels. Changing up these small details can give your kitchen a whole new dynamic. Some people like to buy a set of each of these things for every season. When summer rolls around why not go for the orange and yellow to bring out the brightness of your kitchen? The colours and styles are up to you, but by switching every two or three months, you are guaranteed to keep things interesting.
These are just three quick tips for giving your kitchen a quick, painless face lift. Look around at the small details of your kitchen to see what small steps you can take to change things up and add some spice to the kitchen.
Like it or not, your kitchen is a reflection of who you are. No other room works as hard as the kitchen. From preparing food, eating meals, and gathering with your family and friends, the kitchen is the one room in your house where form and functionality come together. You want your kitchen design to reflect your personality, to be comfortable, and welcoming. You also want your kitchen to be organized and easy to work in. Here are some tips on how to strike this important balance in your kitchen.
Set the Mood With Details
Your kitchen doesn’t have to be decked out with the most expensive furniture and appliances. In fact, it’s the little details that make a kitchen memorable and stylish. Add some new curtains for spring to shed a whole new light on your kitchen. Few things make as much of an impact as new curtains. Once you’ve added some new colours with the curtains, follow suit and accentuate the curtains with a new tablecloth, throw rugs, and linens that match. Hanging a few kitchen towels in the right spots can really make your kitchen design come together. Just a few small things can make an impression that you will be amazed with.
Get Organized for Efficiency
While you want a cozy kitchen, you need to keep efficiency in mind too. Find the areas of clutter that exist in your kitchen and empty them out. It’s easy to come up with organizational methods that keep your kitchen clutter free. Hit the yard sales and find some old flour bins. These bins make perfect holders for all of your large kitchen utensils. Instead of keeping everything in a drawer, bringing them out into the open in a nice bin brings a sense of charm and style to any kitchen. Don’t worry if you can’t find the right colours either. A little ceramic paint in the right shade can turn any piece into the right piece for your kitchen.
Keep your kitchen humming at peak efficiency without ruining the coziness of this all important room. Adding a few details like curtains and throw rugs can revitalize your kitchen. Adding some containers for organization and a shot of country comfort will put the toppings on your recipe for kitchen fashion.