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Don't Overlook These 10 Kitchen Design Elements

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Whether you are getting your house ready to sell, moving into a new home, or just looking for a way to spruce up your kitchen, don't underestimate the power these design elements from

1. Add a range backsplash. zeitgenssische-Rezidenz-in-Texas-antike-moderne-Akzente-kche-barhocker-pendelleuchten
The space between the stovetop and the vent hood presents a design opportunity — a chance to incorporate a ceramic work of art or a mosaic that stands out from the rest of the backsplash.

2. Don’t get stuck in the expected kitchen furniture rut. 
Opt for something that you wouldn't normally see in a kitchen.

3. Create an accent wall.
Mosaic tiles, wallpaper, and paint can be great ways to achieve this.

4. Take chances with large-scale elements. 
Large vintage letters or a light fixture can work very well.

5. Consider two-tone cabinets. 
You might think a smaller kitchen needs the cohesiveness of one color on the cabinetry, but a different color on the lower cabinets can add interest and some much-needed color to a room.

6. Grow some fresh ingredients indoors. 
The shelves across a window provide plenty of sunlight for herbs. It’s a design moment that allows for fresh snippings for cooking within a few feet of the range.

7. Re-purpose something unique into a kitchen island.

8. Consider color for your appliances. 
Colorful ranges were once something that could run you more than a luxury car, but thanks to their rising popularity, many more reasonable options are available these days. 

9. Find a good way to display your collections. 
A recessed cabinet with glass doors is an update on a classic china cabinet, and can display a collection of traditional objects beautifully. 

10Think beyond typical kitchen light fixtures.
Recessed lights and pendants are great, but an ornate brass chandelier can really make a kitchen.

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