Altmann Koch. Kitchen. September 25th , 2017.
Planning for the perfect kitchen is an exercise that often involves maximizing space without compromising on form. It is a delicate balance between the two that really brings to life your dream kitchen. A pantry plays a huge role in it all. Whether you cook ever so rarely or love to regularly serve up sumptuous meals for your family and friends, there is always a pantry out there that perfectly serves your needs. And unsurprisingly, it is often shelf space, lighting, storage room and placement of the pantry that we tend to focus on. But even the most space-savvy pantries need to be aesthetic as well! In the modern kitchen, the pantry can be used to usher in both visual and textural contrast. With contemporary kitchens becoming an extension of the living area, a small pantry that offers something unique and different does make a striking impact. Today, we flip through 10 such stylishly inimitable pantry ideas which rely on everything ranging from brick and wood to glass and chalkboard in an attempt to freshen up your kitchen ambiance.
Depending on the finish that you seek, polishing a concrete floor will cost you anywhere between $2 to $9 for each square foot and that definitely reduces you kitchen construction costs dramatically when you compare it with wood, terrazzo or stone flooring. Beyond the economics of it, concrete floors are incredibly easy to maintain and clean. Simply mop away the dirt every once in a while and you are good to go! Concrete is also much more durable than most other materials used for kitchen floors and should serve you well for years to come. Do not let the concrete floor limit the style of your kitchen. Industrial, contemporary and minimal are not your only options here! Eclectic kitchens full of color and personality look even more stunning with concrete flooring. Depending on the type of polish, traditional, beach style and rustic kitchen spaces can also play host to concrete goodness. With most modern homes featuring an open plan living, you might switch over to a concrete floor entirely after you. A dream kitchen means different things for different folk. For some it is the image of a warm, inviting Mediterranean kitchen at its vibrant best. For others it is a refined and minimal kitchen that does away with the excesses and offers precisely what you need. If the latter tickles your fancy, then you are bound to instantly fall in love Joy – a stylish and sophisticated kitchen from Snaidero that is all about embracing minimalism with practicality. Just like any other masterfully crafted composition from this Italian Kitchen maker, Joy brings to you the very best in state-of the-art kitchen design, spatial solutions and organizational efficiency. But Joy does all this with an unassuming ease!
Modern homes seem to be filled with neutral hues. White, gray and brown generally take up most of the backdrop and décor is no different with major furniture pieces like the living room couch or the dining table also coming in muted colors. While this gives you a great amount of decorating freedom when switching between styles, accent hues and seasonal trends, it also can lead to a boring home that is far too ‘vanilla’. Moving away from the generic and breathing a whole new life into your kitchen, a colorful kitchen island definitely shakes up the dreary status quo. Whether you want a painted kitchen island or long for an island that is polished and far more contemporary in its finish, a colorful masterpiece at the heart of your kitchen makes a big difference to the overall ambiance. Colorful islands give the kitchen personality, uniqueness and elevate the style of your open plan living. It also sets the kitchen apart from the dining room and living area next to it and also you to experiment with different colors for kitchen cabinets. It is time to move away from dull grays and all too common white as you embrace a splash of vivaciousness in the kitchen!
The small window seat can also provide a welcome break from the wall of shelves and cabinets in the kitchen, ushering in some much needed contrast. The throw pillows, cushions and fabric of the window seat also bring textural change to a space that is otherwise dominated by wood, tile and metallics. Whether you use it as a after-school hangout for your kids (as you keep an eye on them) or as a wonderful conversation nook, the small window seat in the kitchen comes in mighty handy. The window seat is not all about functionality alone and you can use one to elevate the style quotient of your kitchen as well. Since most contemporary kitchens seem to be draped in neutral hues along with plenty of white, the window seat can usher in bright seasonal colors with ease. Everything from the seat cover and cushions to lighting above the window seat can be easily changed with changing seasons and trends to give your kitchen a fresh overhaul. Cost-effective and convenient, this kitchen redecorating idea is definitely one of the easiest to work with!
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