29 May How to Create an Inviting Kitchen
Kitchen styling rules have changed. Your entire kitchen does not have to match, by using a mixture of materials, light and texture you can create an inviting kitchen. The key is to use the same amount of care and eye to detail as you would in other rooms of your home.
Fluorescent lighting is quite harsh on the eyes so opting for incandescent or halogen fixtures are not only gentler on the eyes but also efficient and have a longer life span. An alternative light solution is adding a light dimmer. Using light dimmers creates a romantic feel when dimmed, saves energy and you can reduce the amount of light being used to make the bulbs last longer. A kitchen with soft night time mood lighting is perfect for guests to spend hours in whereas harsh lighting makes the kitchen seem stark and unwelcoming.
Task orientated accessories are a fun and easy way to create a homely feel to the kitchen which in turn is inviting. Add some personality by leaning artwork, tray, cutting boards, which is also great to hide any electrical outlets, group collectables such as cooking books and hang utensils up for an artsy effect. By displaying items it shows guests that the kitchen is a loved space that is used often making it inviting.
Incorporating a new splashback in to your kitchen can transform the space and add new life. Opt for a bright or contrasting colour to your cabinetry for a pop of personality. This works particularly well if the rest of your kitchen is one tone like white, to create a welcoming feeling.
Every kitchen needs either a candle or air diffuser to get rid of lingering cooking scents and to create a warm welcoming for guests. If you have the space display a few candles as a cluster, small votive in a row or display on a tray with some flowers and a magazine. Scents can have a big effect on people so opt for scents that are fragrant and not too overpowering.
Integrating natural materials in your kitchen is easy and suits both contemporary and traditional kitchen styles to create a warm welcome. Add some plants, flowers or wooden items such as cutting boards, bowls or baskets if you do not wish to opt for wooden cabinetry or bench tops. The connection to nature provides a warm presence in to your kitchen, which makes guests feel comfortable.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
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