Your kitchen is the hub of it all
(NC)—There's no denying that the kitchen has evolved in recent years to become the heart of every home. As family dynamics continue to shift, it is increasingly important to ensure the efficiency of your space for daily routines. Small kitchen upgrades not only improve the value of one's kitchen, but more importantly, they provide a meeting place for family and friends to spend time together.
Lighting can dramatically change the mood of a kitchen so be sure to consider the use of the space and select an item that represents style and function. With varying options , like pendants, under-cabinet lighting, or dramatic chandeliers,there's something for every style. Flooring also plays a large part in kitchen design. Many designers agree that a continuation of hardwood into the kitchen creates the illusion of a larger space. Alternatively, tiles or stone can make for an easy clean-up and bring a sense of warmth.
Whether it is used for kitchen prep, a homework station or to serve meals, the kitchen island certainly plays a key role. Consider functional elements such as drawers, nooks, and even a second sink if room permits, to ensure the space can accommodate your family's needs.
Appliances add the finishing touch to any kitchen. Whether your style is traditional, transitional or contemporary, many brands offer styles and finishes that will work. Small appliances, such as the faucet, also contribute to the overall look and feel of a kitchen. Harris/Decima recently polled families across Canada and learned that the faucet is the small kitchen appliance used most frequently by those surveyed. Accordingly, it is essential for households to make sure they have a faucet that complements their routine. Features such as Touch2O Technology from Delta Faucet can help you prep food, wash hands and clean dishes without spreading food messes from surface to surface.
With some simple adjustments, you can make your kitchen a warm and friendly hub. A simple combination of efficiency and style will go a long way in this space.
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