Julian Achterop. kitchen. July 26th , 2017.
Install a metal bar directly under your cabinets and throw on some S-hooks – viola! You’ve just freed up a couple of “miscellaneous” drawers. You know the ones – the ones that are so full with oddly shaped items that they’re hard to open and, once open, it takes a while to find the item you actually need. I love how this idea can integrate easily into any style of kitchen. Taking two minutes to install a tension curtain rod in a kitchen cupboard (think: under the kitchen sink) will reap major rewards when you find you now have an organized, sanitary place for your kitchen cleaner spray bottles. You could even use the rod to drape cleaning cloths so you have everything in the same place for some quick cleanup.
Even if the bar stool is the only color in the entire neutral space, it can be enough to add fresh life and personality. You’ll want to measure your counter height and make sure there is enough space between the bar stool seat and the bottom of the counter. A 10”-12” difference is recommended for optimum comfort and functionality. Metal has many benefits as a bar stool medium. It is durable, easy to clean, and stylishly versatile. Metal bar stools also tend to be visually lighter-weight than other types of stools, which is definitely something to keep in mind. By their very nature of being wood, wooden frame bar stools tend to carry more visual punch than other materials, which are able to be manipulated for weight-bearing capacities. Wooden frames can be quite versatile, as they look fantastic in a cottage setting as well as provide a lovely earthy contrast in a more contemporary one.
As mentioned earlier, a splash of colour provides you with an easy yet effective way of bringing a beautiful yet bold colour into the kitchen. This is exactly what we see here with the splash of green. Green is great because it offers the ideal blend between calming yet energising qualities. If you want to bring blue into your kitchen but don’t want to go down the icy palette, this option is for you. This kitchen is classy, sophisticated and elegant. It has that traditional charm offered by the wooden features yet the blue ensures it is far from boring. If you want to bring bright colours into your kitchen without causing a headache, this is the option to go for. Opt for a white base and then bring pops of various vibrant shades into the equation. Fun, funky and fresh!
If you’ve got a free wall, use one bar to hang up all the pots. Do it cleanly and crisply for an eclectic and stylish look. It’s also a great way to organize your pots and pans while still being able to find them in a jiff. Create a sort of valence by using your pots as the window dressing. Between the light and the texture, this is another functional and stylish way to organize the pots and get them out of the cabinets.
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