If you are planning a kitchen remodeling, you can’t jump in with your eyes closed the way Michael Bay jumps into directing a movie. Open those eyes and look around at what makes your kitchen less than it should be so that you can figure out how to make it more than you ever thought it could be. Certain design requirements come into play that make the kitchen a more efficient place to work and the kitchen appliances also means that certain spatial requirements need to be considered, but no artiste ever let functionality get in the way of great design. Here are some design ideas for dream kitchens that you should think seriously about.
No, wait, you don’t need to design your dream kitchen just yet. Wait until your finances and economic condition are on par with the CEO of the company you work for or at least the severance pay he got after driving the company’s stock price down 144% during his tenure. A kitchen remodel can be accomplished on the cheap by taking note of the little things that lend decorative texture to an overall interior design. Look instead for design ideas to redecorate a kitchen without bankrupting your savings account.
If you have ever looked at a pointillist painting up close you will see that it is quite literally nothing but a collection of dots. Just like those posters of one big image that are made of hundreds of individual and different little images. The secret to kitchen redesign might just lie in the details rather than in a new stove, refrigerator or countertop. Does your kitchen sink have a backsplash or just a wall? Adding a ceramic backsplash is an easy way to unleash your creative jones by allowing you to come up with the specific design. Any ceramic backsplash gives the kitchen a certain appeal. If you don’t have the money to afford the fancy ceramic tile design of your dreams, consider the alternative of making the backsplash mainly from plain tile and then adding your dream tile randomly into the mix. This is a case where less really may make more of an impact than more.
Adding a fancy new faucet to your kitchen requires far less of a cash payout than installing a new sink. The new faucet could not only lend some artistic flourish to the kitchen, but be more usable as well, especially if you’ve got a really old faucet.
Save money on new cabinets by exchanging the pulls for something more decorative or even something with an offbeat creativity to it. You can find all kinds of decorative cabinet handles at the home improvement superstores, but why settle for someone else’s limited imagination. Browse through your garage or head to a yard sale or stop by the flea market this weekend to look for oddball items that can be used for a cabinet handle. This could anything from actual door handles to starfish that you glue to the cabinets. The limit of your imagination is the only thing that can keep you from being the only house on the block, neighborhood, district, city, state or country that has kitchen cabinet handles like yours. Interior design also relates to the interior of your mind. Bring forth what lies inside to be personalized on the outside. Don’t stand for a corporate formation of your outward personality. Dig deep and come up with great ways to change the details of your kitchen design.
Those cabinets, for instance, could be the object of decoupage in which you transfer material from magazines or your own photo collection into a truly one-of-a-kind cabinet that nobody in the entire galaxy has replicated. Any image you can download from the internets (as Dumbya used to call it) can be the subject of a decoupaged kitchen cabinet.
Another way to decorate the kitchen in an affordable manner is with displays of your wares. Don’t just stick everything up on the wall, however. Group according to the proper scale and proportion of your kitchen display items. In other words, a small baby spoon placed amongst a giant wooden spoon is going to get lost. Since the baby spoon likely means more to you than the giant wooden spoon, you won’t want it to get lost. Remember the interior design secret that a group of three items of various sizes is what looks most natural when displayed together. Don’t complain to me; I didn’t make the rule.
Or did I?