Vividly Contrasting Themes For Your Kitchen And Dining Room

Feeling bored of your home’s interior design? Make your living space a reflection of your taste and imagination. Your deepest and wildest shades of your personality should come leaping out from the walls. The lighting arrangement should be the maze that leads to the window into your soul. The decor should be your physical statement on the earth, it should bellow out with power and vigor to those who enter the room. Your home’s rooms’ style and decorating theme waltzes around your heart and without any words, encompasses all that is you.

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Green as grass

A botanical dining room is something you don’t see very often; in fact it’s a little too outlandish for most. However, If you replaced the floor, with complex patterns of Aztec, or a sprouting spiral cement tile art, the room would come alive with vegetation. As green is a light color, often associated with nature, wildlife, earth and stillness, any food or any cuisine eaten in the room, won’t look out of place. Green is a neutral color; not too bright, not too dark. The chairs and table can be made out of wicker and a dried and stiffened bamboo. Sushi roll-up mats would make for great plate board at the table. The same material should be used for coasters, just to keep the table uncluttered. For when your family is dining later than they should be, you could have candlelight holders made out of a clear see-through plastic or glass. The light shade style would captivate the bliss of untamed nature if it were like a ball of twisted hay or a tumble weed. The light would peer through the many gaps as if it were free-floating, it could have the ability to spin independently from the bulb attachment. Simple, humble, and yet artistically clever.

This full on Mexican kitchen has style love the retro appliances

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Passion, flare and furiosity

If you want your creativity, and precision of taste, flavors and combinations in the kitchen to punch out with unmistakable snap, stamp your heels no further than a Mexican theme. Set the mood vividly with a rose colored wall paper or paint scheme. When sunlight peers through, the red shall transform the yellow rays into a blood red or a shimmering yellow like the sunset of the Mediterranean. For the table, nothing, but nothing, will do besides a rustic, strong and large wooden table. Preferably you should look for something that’s a little lighter, for example, like a honey color. The sauce pans, pots and frying pans should all be in a deep, thick and heavy black. Something like a cast iron material for all three would be very bold. For the utensils, you should aim for something that’s a real dark brown. Authenticity is crucial to get the proper feel of Mexico, so make sure they’re also made out of wood. On top of the shelves or somewhere where there’s free space, you could stand earthen clay pots as these are used for storage for pickled sweet red peppers. Placing flowers in the room, is simply up to you, they won’t take anything away, nor will the look out of place.

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Following the Rules of Kitchen Design

Spicing up your kitchen always breeds excitement, however unless you know the right ways to  make the most important space in your home stand out, then you’re going to have a few problems on your hands. If you follow the rules of kitchen design, then there’s no doubt that you’ll be left with a very safe and functional kitchen, as well as a cooking environment that will last for many years to come. From lighting to counter tops, there are many ways to enhance your kitchen space, and depending on the theme you want to install, you could have a brand new kitchen without breaking the bank! Let’s take a look at some of the rules of kitchen design.

The Triangle

You may not have heard of the triangle, but most kitchens implement this design technique in order to save time moving between appliances. The triangle consists of a refrigerator, a stove and a sink, and they’re kept close together to allow for convenient movement in the kitchen. Not only are these some of the most used appliances in the kitchen, but kitchen design would be completely different without the use of the triangle.

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When it comes to the triangle itself, the sides don’t have to be the same length. As you’ve guessed, the triangle is imaginary, however keeping these core appliances within 5-8 feet of each other will dramatically increase efficiency. If you like to cook alone, or you have a small family, then the application of the triangle will be hugely beneficial. To further improve the triangle, why not move your dishwasher into the space between two of the appliances.

Assessing Your Kitchen’s Needs

Before you start a project as big as redesigning your kitchen, you have to know what you need, what you want to change, and what you want to keep. Without a solid plan of refurbishment, you may find that your original budget goes out the window, as you start to buy things that you don’t necessarily need.

The first step to redesigning your kitchen is to understand what you want to change, and why. Next, is to determine a budget for the changes you want to make, as well as the length of time it will take you to complete the refurbishment. The last thing you want is to reduce your cooking space for a longer time than necessary. Finally, after implementing the changes, you’ll need to complement your new kitchen with up to date appliances, colour and lighting, to ensure the theme lasts as long as possible. Surf online to see a great selection of the latest appliances for your kitchen!

Different Types of Lighting

Kitchen design isn’t all about the physical aspect of the space in front of you, it’s about how that space is perceived. To improve the perception of your kitchen, different types of lighting can be used to illuminate space, or create shadow. From task to decorative, accent to ambient, try out different lights in your kitchen, and in different places. For example, you’ll want your chopping area well lit, however you could have ambient lighting under cupboards to enhance the floor design.

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Kitchen Tiles and Improvement

My family finally moved to our new home after the typhoon Yolanda struck our country.  The tiles in our living room was already installed so they just sleep there and use extension wire from our old house so they have lights. Yeah, right the electrician was not yet done installing all the wires in our home because he seldom visit, he just visit when he is free from his regular job.

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I was informed that tiles were already installed in our kitchen, the tiles matched the floor kitchen doors like I wanted. What is left to be done in our kitchen is wall cabinets and buying a cooking oven to fill the gap as well as exhaust fan or hood. Hopefully I could earn enough money so we could done more improvements to our new home.

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Kitchen, Pantry and Bathroom Door Plan

Our new home is far from being finished, the new bathroom was finally done it should be done long time ago if we didn’t move the bathroom to the storage area.  I have asked to move it because the bathroom door is right at the kitchen, I find it awkward and unpleasant despite it was already tiled and ceiling was already made.

Kitchen and Bathroom Door

With this, we have to buy new set of tiles for the new bathroom, the fixtures like faucet, shower and toilet bowl was not yet installed so it was not really a major alternation. We made the old bathroom as a pantry so  in short we just interchange the  use of the two rooms.

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Advantages of Kitchen Granite Countertops

The kitchen is one of the essential parts of the house and a good kitchen design can provide efficient and good area to prepare meals and do related tasks.  Designing and choosing the right countertops of your kitchen depends on your personal taste, class and style. The two most popular choices for countertops are granite and marble.

Granite Countertops

We used granite in our kitchen, they are a bit expensive compared to tiles but they are the best choice for  constant cooking and preparing food. They are durable stones that are more resistant to scratches, stains, mold and mildew.  Granite comes in various colors, pattern and shade we choose the brown/peach to compliment the kitchen walls and floor.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Door Plan

House plan is very important when constructing a new home, without it everything will be disarray. When my family started the construction of the house they send me the copy of the house plan, I was impressed with the perspective layout of the house and didn’t look closely at the house plan. Within few months the first floor of our house was almost finished including the bathroom but the other day when my sister uploaded new photos, I was surprised to see that the bathroom door is directly facing the kitchen sink, which mean if you went out the bathroom it is already the kitchen. I didn’t like it so I asked them if they can move the door to the other side, it could be a good idea but it is not possible because the other side is already the stairs, the bathroom was built under the stairs.

Kitchen and Bathroom Door

My family told me that they send the house plan to me and I should know that the bathroom was there,  yeah I know it was there but I didn’t know that door is facing the kitchen. We made few plans like closing the door and just open a new door in the bedroom beside the bathroom, it could be a good idea but thinking that if we have visitors and they need to use the bathroom/toilet they have to go inside the bedroom first before they can use the toilet, so it is a bad idea after all.

I’ve asked my husband about my problem and he carefully looks at the house plan and he agreed that the toilet seems in the wrong location,  he suggested to make it as a pantry. I’ve told my mother and sister about it, to cut the story short when they went home they informed my father and they agreed to make the bathroom as a pantry since it was not yet fully finished and suggested to transfer the bathroom at the back of our house, the storage area rather than making two bathrooms (making the first one as private).

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White Kitchen Designs

My mother and sister told me that they already requested a distant relative to made a house sketch for our house. We are all excited so we talked about what design we want and what kitchen we like. I have requested them that I want the kitchen stove to have exhaust fan and light so it won’t stench inside our house when cooking and to avoid smoke as well.

Good kitchen design is very important because having a good layout can provide pleasant and efficient area to cook and prepare meals, a well equipped kitchen can function well for a wide variety of tasks.  When planning the look of your new kitchen you should consider the kitchen design ideas that suits your taste, like the theme, colors, lay-out and arrangement of your kitchen appliances.

Our new apartment has a white kitchen designs, it is spacious than our old apartment. This one has a built-in stove and the exhaust fan works better than our previous kitchen.

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