Undoubtedly, the kitchen is where the heart of a home lies. It is where meals that nourish the family are prepared and, after the living room, it is a favorite hangout place for family and friends.
It goes without saying that homeowners should make an effort in making sure their kitchens are as comfortable and inviting as possible. To do that, a few important decors are essential.
A kitchen without a kitchen island almost seems…incomplete. Even the smallest of the kitchen will try to include an equally small kitchen island. One reason for this is because a kitchen island creates more countertop space as well as storage space.
You can assign the island as a specialty workstation; say using it only as a prep station or maybe a baking station.
A kitchen island could also double as casual seating. It’s a great place for family and friends to gather while meals are being prepared.
Kids could also use it to do their homework while meals are prepared, and maybe could encourage them to learn how to cook.
Kitchen islands could house your extra appliances as well. You can hook it up to electricity and gas so it powers your oven, espresso machine, and food processors without moving countertops.
You do, however, have to consider space when choosing to get a kitchen island lest a small kitchen will become even smaller.
An island should have a minimum clearance space of 1000mm taking into account fridges and oven doors.
Free Standing Kitchen Cabinets
It’s become quite rare to see a kitchen with freestanding cabinets. There was a time, not too long ago, when almost every feature found in the kitchen was movable.
But we’re seeing a comeback for freestanding cabinetry and people are discovering what makes them so appealing back in the day.
Because they are free and movable, these cabinets have been finished on all sides making it possible to adjust the configuration of the kitchen however you want.
The legs of these cabinets also make cleaning a breeze. It’s easy enough to mop and vacuum under them.
One very obvious advantage of a freestanding kitchen cabinet is it’s quite easy to install.
In fact, back in the day, people used to buy these things from a furniture store, have it delivered, and assemble it themselves.
There’s a need to call for a professional. If you move houses, you can also take the cabinet with you.
Kitchen Wall Décor
Once you’ve had all your needed kitchen amenities and appliances, the next logical step would be to make sure your kitchen is completely your own and this can be done by putting a few personal touches.
Kitchen wall decors are a great way to make any kitchen inviting and a wonderful place to hang out in.
They come in a wide variety of choices, from simple decorations to those that are big and also serve a purpose.
Here are a couple of decor ideas.
- Food, Family, Love, Prayer Sign
This decor is perfect for a good Christian home that prioritizes God and family above all. A great way to bless the home and those who live in it.
- Framed Recipes
If you come from a long line of cooks and chefs, then a great way to preserve the long-held family recipes would be to have them framed and displayed around the kitchen.
- Recipe Board
Doing meal prep can be a hassle especially if you have to plan a week’s worth of food. But a beautiful recipe board in your kitchen will make the work easier.
Smart Kitchen Appliances
Times are changing; technology is slowly taking over our homes. Shingles are slowly being replaced by roll roofing, traditional kitchen appliances with smart kitchen appliances. And the overarching reason for this is convenience.
Smart appliances are changing how we cook and store our foods. It also made home management easy, not to mention saving us time and energy.
Smart refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, and sinks now have the capability to monitor their own energy consumption to reduce waste.
And should any issues occur, they can send a notification to alert homeowners of the issue.
Smart fridges will tell you when you need to stock up on groceries or when the door has been left open.
Smart microwaves and dishwashers will send a next once it’s done. You can monitor the oven’s temperature on your phone and it will tell you when it’s time to take it out.