As you commence your kitchen improvement process, a quick check list will likely include kitchen cabinets, flooring, appliances and countertops. However, before you get too far down the path in planning, it is worth pausing to reflect on what you might need to do to make this new kitchen distinctly yours. There are many ways to incorporate your unique lifestyle and design tastes into your kitchen and they are well worth the time and expense because those little touches are almost always what makes your new kitchen your favourite room to walk into.
Standard wall mounted cabinets above your kitchen counter doesn’t have to be the automatic choice, as open shelves above countertops and spaces dedicated to preparation have benefits that go beyond great looks. Glassware and dish-ware used-daily can be quick to reach and accessible without the added step of opening a cabinet door.
It may seem like small step to eliminate, but in today’s busy world, you may appreciate a few extra seconds every time you reach for plates and bowls. But, open shelves are not only for utilitarian purposes. They can also be used to display art and decorative accents in the form of a treasured collectible or two, framed black and white photographs, your inherited family cookbooks or small whimsical sculptures and pottery pieces. The shelves themselves can be considered an artistic element in your overall kitchen design. You can keep it simple and streamlined, or get creative with different finishes including high gloss, industrial or maybe a unique colour to make your new kitchen really feel like yours.
While we’re all spending more time at home than out, small details can be among the most impactful aspects of your kitchen. Allowing yourself ample time in the planning stage and working with us will ensure that your every wish and desire is met with the perfect solutions in your new kitchen.
Start by making a kitchen wish list, prioritise each item by importance then get in touch with us
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Clinton and Fiona