Looking for a way to add some personality to your kitchen? The kitchen is one of those rooms that should ideally say something about the owners of the home, especially the person in charge of the cooking. You can make your kitchen say a great deal by showing off personality with changes ranging from the dramatic to the subtle.
Black is Beautiful, Baby!
One way to make a statement with your kitchen is to go with an all-black appliance decor. A cool way to infuse this effect with even more personality is if you have room in your kitchen/dining area for a table. Get yourself a black lacquered table and black chairs then lay down a white vinyl floor for a kitchen with a striking noir personality.
Photo Album Cabinets
Transform a dull kitchen filled with standard fiberboard cabinets into a history lesson by adorning your cabinets with photographs that tell the story of your family. Every time you reach for a plate or glass, you will be greeted with the image of those things in life that really matter and the fact that you don’t have a dream kitchen will matter less and less.
If you are a person who loves order, you can make your kitchen personality reflect that need by arranging pots and pans and cookware in a symmetrical pattern on the wall. Hang your collection of pots according to size on one wall. Hang your frying pans according to size on another wall. Think of ways to incorporate symmetry in every aspect of your kitchen so that when people look at it, they know better than to replace the mid-sized container of cookies next to the large-sized container of coffee beans.
Paint your stove. Or refrigerator. Or dishwasher. Most people never think about adding personality to their kitchen via painting the stuff they used the most, but why not? Stove, ovens, ranges, refrigerators and dishwashers can be painted so why shouldn’t they be painted? You can go wild by transforming the refrigerator into a Pop Art masterpiece or the stove into a reflection of Van Gogh’s heavy brushstrokes or you can just allow your kids to have a good time by painting whatever they want. C’mon, it’s a refrigerator, it doesn’t have to look like a big solid metal chunkheaded appliance.
Display Your Foodstuff
If your kitchen’s personality includes a pantry too small for all the food your family consumes, consider installing shelves all the way across one wall to keep your cans and bottles and packages of food. Everything will be right in front of you so you don’t have to root around. If you are that type of person who considers symmetry to be nothing of which you should be afraid, you can arrange to your anal retentive little heart all your bottles of condiments and sauces according to size. Otherwise, arrange according to your own personality: by color, by use, by manufacturer, by food that it is used upon. You get the idea.