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Ways To Improve Kitchens

December 9th, 2010

A lot of us dream of having a large kitchen that we have plenty of room to move around in and cook and entertain our house guests in. However, the sad truth is that not a lot of people nowadays have this sort of luxury and simply have to make do with whatever they have. Although, there are many ways in which you can make small kitchens seem extremely spacious and large and ways in which you can make possibly quite drab kitchens seem incredibly contemporary and modern. Also, these few tips will not cost you the earth either as so many things like this often seem to do. You can follow these few hints and tips without having to delve too deep into your pockets and still end up with the type of kitchen that you have always wanted.

First of all, the colour that you paint your kitchen can be styled in such a way that suits you and yet creates a sense of space in the kitchen that you have been looking for. Using more natural colours such as a light beige or cream/ivory will make the walls seem as though they are further away than they actually are, therefore creating a sense of space in the kitchen area. Another way to create space is to store any utensils etc. in different places. Rather than investing in fancy and quite often large worktop storage areas, simply put your things in drawers or cupboards. There is no better way to make a room seem larger than to remove all clutter from the worktops in the kitchen too.

You can also make a room seem quite large by getting light coloured and glossy floors and appliances. The light will reflect from these surfaces and make the room seem much bigger. If you are looking to use wallpaper on your walls as opposed to painting them you are best to use wallpaper with thin vertical stripes so as to make the ceiling seem higher. If you are worried that your kitchen will not look contemporary or modern then you are best to use some deep or bright colours on your furniture or accessories such as the knife stand and cupboard handles. This can make things look very modern without the need for things to go overboard and make the room seem small and dingy as nobody wants that!

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