Published at Friday, October 20th 2017. by Nynette Meunier in Kitchen Ideas.
Open shelving is everywhere right now, and we love it. Obviously there are pros and cons to this look, but when it’s done right, it can add extra color and personality to any kitchen decor. Open shelves are a great solution for small and large kitchens alike and create an open, airy energy in your kitchen. It’s also a great way to keep track of your items and keep clutter to a minimum. If you’re considering giving open shelves a shot or are just feeling the itch to redecorate your shelves, we’ve got 22 genius tips on how to have the most stylish kitchen in town.
Mosaics and Focal Points, The biggest real estate for a focal point is behind the stove. Create focal points by changing up the pattern or color scheme of your materials, whether that’s laying tile at an angle or mixing and matching complimentary colors. And if you’re on a budget, splurge on that stove-top wall and use a less expensive material everywhere else.
Stainless steel has been the presiding choice for new kitchens, often replacing old white appliances that looked dated. Though it’s hard to imagine such sharp stainless steel appliances falling out of fashion, they could very well go out of style in the future. In a 2010 study by Consumer Reports some kitchen experts said that the stainless steel reign was coming to an end. And what will replace it? Likely reimagined, updated white appliances. For example, a glass-like polished enamel that is modern and reflects light.
The secret is in the contrast. If you want your countertop to stand out, select a countertop color that pops or stands out from the cabinetry.
The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick, choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored, stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.
In general, if the kitchen faucet has a straight spout, you need to ‘pull out’ the spray. If the spout points downwards, then you ‘pull down’ to use the spray.