Imagine a house without a kitchen – it’s almost unimaginable in today’s busy and scheduled life as kitchens are a crucial part of our lifestyles. Be it cooking, sitting and chatting with friends and family, doing homework, paying bills, etc. – all these activities and more are done from the central room of the house. Hence, it’s as important to maintain and decorate your kitchens that would suit your lifestyle, as you would do with any other room of your house.
Making your kitchens decorative and functional will not only add value to your day-to-day life, but will also add monetary value to your entire home.
So, now you know that it is very important to think about your kitchens as well. Before decorating it, you need to keep in mind some things that are important before you proceed. Get ideas to improve or renovate your kitchen from the Internet, from books and magazines and by talking to people. Decide on the layout intelligently and then finally decide on the type of style you want for your kitchen.
Here are the various ways you can actually go about it:
Books and magazines are a great source for ‘n’ number of ideas, but what you can also do is consulting kitchen showrooms and kitchens of your friends and relatives to get to know the best of what is in the present trend.
These days most of the modern kitchens adopt the open layout with the cooking area on one side and the sitting area on the other side. It’s a fun way to involve people while cooking. So, this type of layout can be thought of depending on the way your entire house is laid out, which has the kitchen opening up either to a family room or a living room or a separate nook with both the spaces together. While doing this, make sure that your appliances and other kitchen accessories are also kept and arranged in such a way that the kitchen is easily functional as well as gorgeous.
Light coloured cabinets, dark coloured cabinets, clean lines, etc. – whatever the style maybe in today’s contemporary kitchens, you have to make sure that there is minimum clutter while doing so. Stainless steel, chrome gadgets and appliances go great with the modern kitchens while you choose an old-favourite granite or the newer concrete, marble and many other such materials for the slabs.
With a little bit of thinking and a systematic planning, getting the perfect look for your modern kitchen is not at all a difficult task. After all, this is one such place where the entire family always loves to gather!
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.