When it comes to home improvements, the kitchen is a great place to start. As the heart of the home, the design of your kitchen should ideally deliver both fashion and function, but in your quest to achieve this balance, make sure there’s space left for a splash of your own personality, too.
The kitchen experts from Burlington Granite have shared three simple ways to add your own unique style and identity to one of the busiest areas of the home.
1. Inject creativity
If you consider yourself to be a creative type, patterns, prints and bold colours will be right up your street. Whether you’re letting your inner artist run free with paint for a feature wall or experimenting with splashback tiles, there really are no limits for what you could do with your kitchen space.
By starting with the walls and floors, you can create the canvas on which to build the rest of the room’s design. After this, you can really embrace your personality. From functional storage solutions to unique wall decorations, the creative in you knows how to combine much-needed practicality with bags of style to deliver a multifaceted aesthetic.
With your staple surfaces taken care of, you can begin turning your creative eye to the added extras. Whether you want to add magnetic spice racks to your fridge or you fancy some hanging plants overhead, these little extras are a great way to add a final pop of character to your kitchen.
2. Embrace minimalism
For the minimalist, ‘out of sight, out of mind’ is the general vibe you’ll be looking for, with as few kitchen items on display as possible. Sliding doors and drawers are a great way to achieve this, allowing you to neatly tuck away any unsightly items like bins while still ensuring they’re accessible when needed.
Opting for a minimalist design doesn’t mean your kitchen space has to be bland. If anything, this is a great chance to draw attention to clutter-free work surfaces and wall areas, allowing tiles, paint colours or prints to do the talking.
You can still adhere to an interior theme, too. Whether you’re a fan of a contemporary finish or on the hunt for a more rustic look, your choice of materials can help you achieve your vision. Whatever style you opt for, stick to similar materials throughout the room to prevent the kitchen from looking too busy and to help you achieve that classic, clean aesthetic.
3. Incorporate luxury
If a luxurious lifestyle is one you aspire to, high-end items and strong hues will serve you well - so it’s a good idea to lock down your colour palette before anything else. As well as the shades you choose, materials will play a big part in adding opulence to your kitchen - but while feathers and velvet might be associated with luxury, don’t forget you’ll need to keep your kitchen space practical to a degree.
Statement pieces are right at home in the luxurious person’s kitchen and, whether this is an Aga cooker or a chaise lounge, you can be as understated or extravagant as you like when it comes to defining what luxury means to you.
From black speckled floor tiles to show-stopping granite worktops paired with black and chrome bar stools, help your kitchen exude elegance by keeping it classy and contemporary. Matching appliances will give your kitchen those all-important finishing touches - another reason you should settle on your colour scheme before you start spending.
Author bio: Sophie Armstrong is a content creator for granite and quartz worktop specialists Burlington Granite, who provide a full bespoke worktop solution by offering templating, cutting, polishing and fitting, all driven by 25 years of industry experience.
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