Your kitchen doesn’t have to look so kitcheny. Add tapered legs.
Hide all your appliances. Make the cabinet fronts not your typical
raised panel but something smooth, dark and modern or warm, rustic and farmhousey.
Bold color is making a strong statement. All white is gorgeous but so is color.
Always do what you love and are most comfortable with. Taking risks can teach
you something you didn’t know about yourself. Try bold color in small ways, maybe
on one wall. Color lifts the spirit like white and neutrals don’t.
What will we see stay the same and what will we see change in the next few years?
Kitchens have changed a great deal over the long run. A long time ago they
were below stairs, with no heat, no cool and no sunshine. No one was there
except the cook and her minions. If you couldn’t afford minions nor a cook
you probably still had no comforts and a just a fire and a block of ice as
Today everyone is in the kitchen. The kitchens are front and center. Big
enough to hold everybody. Big enough to hold three chefs and minions.
Today the open floor plan is still raging popular. Everyone may not be peeling
potatoes or chopping onions, but everyone is involved in the evening.
So the open floor plan is here. Open to the dining room. Open to the great room.
Guests and chef can easily mingle and share the entire evening.