Another decorative trick.

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There are a lot of efficient methods when it comes to adding storage areas or spaces to small, metropolitan homes. One can pick an area from one’s kitchen and change it into a very ornamental place to store your stuff. You can also put up a mini library in your kitchen that contains cookbooks, display glassware collectibles and cooking awards if there are any (flaunt it in the right place). Kitchen wall cabinets can also be mounted onto the ceilings. Different kinds of enhancers and decorative to improve the ambiance can be placed. Little knick-knacks or wall paintings can be placed on one side. Just make sure they’re away from any burning appliance!

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DIY a Fun 50′s-inspired Kitchen With Color

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Every artist needs a studio to work in, and a cook, if anything, is one of the artists of the highest order. He or she needs an excellent kitchen to create culinary masterpieces to tantalize the eyes and make the mouth water. To excite the palate, it is necessary to excite the eyes and give the brain behind them inspiration.

And then, there are average kitchen. Colorless kitchens. Drab kitchens. Kitchens that have seen better days. You’re sick and tired of staring at mottled, bone-white walls while you stew and souffle and tureen. The boredom in enough to make you cry – and you’re not even chopping onions.

Turn that yawn-worthy kitchen into something you’ll happily work in and be proud of! DIY some cheer into your kitchen with color!

Now, why the 50′s? The 50′s was a time of great kitchen activity. A happy home meant happy dinners, and happy-colored kitchens were the height of cheerfulness and energy.

Picture your kitchen walls and cabinets in robin’s egg blue, or sunshine yellow. Wallpaper was also very popular in the 50′s, and came in eclectic prints to add interest.

The U-shape kitchen design

The U-shape kitchen design lay out plan is pretty much similar to the corridor-shape plan only that it has a closed end. The closed end of the U shaped kitchen design provides an extra room for the gas range or a sink. This layout can utilize the classic kitchen triangle, thus maintaining a good workflow.
The U-Shaped Kitchen is very popular, be it on large or small homes because it is perfect for families who uses the kitchen often(in fact some restaurants fashion this kind of kitchen). This type of kitchen layout design provides plenty of counter space and plenty of room to maneuver allowing multiple cooks to work at the same time.


Kitchen Remodelling

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The kitchen serves as a room of a place appropriated for cooking. And by renovating your kitchen means trouble. What if you don’t have an extra space to place in your kitchen utensils and appliances? That’s really going to be a disaster since you will not have an appropriate space to cook. Don’t be too much impulsive in renovating your kitchen. Some people get carried away with their thoughts because of the television shows about kitchen renovations. It may look or seem easy in the television but when we start to do it ourselves personally we feel confused about it. So just start by getting inspiration on the style that you want your kitchen to have. If your thoughts are coming a little bit short, browse through the pages of a magazine regarding about kitchen renovations. We must also consider the cost that will be incurred in the renovation; your budget may run short during the process.

Lighting in Your Kitchen

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//"tasklights"There are several ways to improve the lighting situation in a kitchen, with most resorting to the style called glare lighting with one central light kitchen designers often call “glare lighting” for it casts an ugly glare on everything and everyone in the kitchen. Three basic lighting style in your kitchen that can be cheaply achieved if they are made during a retrofit or re-make of the said space, ambient, task and accent lighting. Task lighting being the most important for it gives you the necessary light for your kitchen work allowing safe and ample light. This may seem over but it gives you light where you need it thus eliminating the need for one very large fixture for the whole space often casting shadows making it difficult to work.[Continue Reading...]