There was a time when a kitchen was used to cook and do the dishes. Times have changed. Nowadays, in addition to preparing meals, the kitchen is a place to gather, a place work on arts and crafts, or even a place to retreat to for some quiet time. As such it’s only natural to want to bring beauty to your kitchen.
The Color of the walls
People used to prefer white as the wall color for their kitchen because white was a symbol of cleanness. Over the years white lost its appeal and it became acceptable if not preferable to choose bright colors for a kitchen.
Just imagine white kitchen cabinets against white walls … doesn’t create much of a visual, does it? Now imagine those same white kitchen cabinets against tomato red, royal blue, warm yellow, or lime green walls … the effect of contrast is stunning.
The same for black or brown cabinets. Black and brown may contrast with white walls, but there isn’t much of an effect. Introduce red, yellow or turquoise and those cabinets stand out while the color of the walls creates an atmosphere. Red, blue, yellow and green are not merely colors, they make a statement about the home and its occupants.
Extra Kitchen Cabinets
If a kitchen doesn’t have enough cabinets, you can customize to your needs by using off-the-shelf portable storage and shelving units. That extra storage space comes in handy for cups and plates as well as pots and pans. Retrieving something at eye or hip level is a lot easier than having to bend to get something at floor level.
If you have enough storage space, extra cabinets or shelves are perfect for displaying purposes. Perhaps you have a fancy plate collection, a teapot collection or some other type of knickknacks. These treasures shouldn’t be locked away. They should be there for you to enjoy and to be admired by others.
Extra storage space also comes in handy for certain fruits and vegetables that cannot be kept in the fridge. Think of tomatoes and strawberries for instance. The chill of the fridge destroys their taste within minutes, but kept on a shelf they keep all their tasty goodness.
Choosing the right countertops is as important as the color of the walls and the cabinets. Granite kitchen countertops are beautiful, durable and turn an ordinary kitchen into a place with character. Such countertops can be found at Economic Granite, a family owned company in Plana, Texas. They manufacture countertops of the highest quality not only for kitchens but for bathrooms, outdoor patios, and bars.
Unlike wood that doesn’t like water, and plastic that fades and can crack, granite countertops remain beautiful for life.