Karint Berg. Kitchen. December 01st , 2017.
Just as fashion has changed over the years, so have kitchens. Designs for modern kitchens 50 years ago were different to what we see today, with the evolution of more technology. Many influences have come from Europe especially Italy, France and Germany. Some people really like to make a statement with their kitchens and go for very bright colours, or unique appliances and accessories. Others prefer a minimalist look and feel, while others still might like the classic or traditional looks.
With regards to kitchen flooring, you can either choose wooden floors, tiling or linoleum. Kitchen floors should compliment the interior features of your kitchen. The floors should go along with the kitchen style. Ask help from your designer to match up the colors. The counter tops are important not only for the aesthetics of the kitchen but also these are the surfaces that will come in contact with your food. There are many materials you can choose for your counter tops whether granite, engineered stone, plastic laminates or tiles. Your choice of counter top material should be durable to hold your food. Your kitchen designer can help you minimise stone waste and save on material costs.
Rustic or country style kitchens use tiles to complete the overall look and feel of the room. Rustic tiles tend to be matt, neutral colours. Matt tiles have a more natural feel to them, as they absorb light in the room like stone in the natural world does. The edges of tiles may be rounded or wavy. Rustic charm encourages wholesome feelings and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. A combination of tile colours can add to the feeling of the room, such as warm orange, muted gold, beige, almond, olive and sage greens and cappuccino brown. Rustic tiles will match kitchen cupboards that are white or cream panelled or wooden, work tops that are butchers block would also suit a country style.
You should also ask yourself what kind of appliances you need for your kitchen. The appliances you need depend on how big your family is. If you have a large family, you need plenty of storage space, a large fridge and a large oven. You need to carefully select appliances such as your refrigerator or your dishwasher so they can make your work in the kitchen easier. Organizing your space efficiently is important since larger appliances will take more room. You will also have to establish a budget for your kitchen remodeling project.
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