Kitchens are supposed to be welcoming and warm. They are the meeting place for families with lots to talk about, the point of great food and comfort for so many couples, and a place of solace for home-cooks. Here are a few ways you can make your kitchen an inviting place to be.
Side note: Remember that these are merely suggestions, so let your creative freedom run wild. You should also invest in professional residential building contractors for anything that involves the big appliances or important pipes in your kitchen.
Use Candles that Smell Like Food
There is nothing like walking into someone’s home and being surrounded by delicious food fragrances, like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, or scrumptious cinnamon rolls. The sticky-sweetness lingers in the air, making good memories that guests will come to associate with you. But you don’t have to bake all of the time to achieve that same level of awesome aromas. There are dozens of different types of candles that smell like the cookies, cakes, pies, and yummy foods that you love.
Equip Your Kitchen with the Best Cooking Amenities
Some of the best cooks and happiest homeowners have the best cooking amenities to thank for their meals. Food prep is a big part of your kitchen routine, so don’t skimp on must-haves, like a high-quality food processor, blender, toaster, oven, and sharp, reliable knives. Save up for any color combinations you want to match your kitchen décor, and wait for discounts on the appliances you absolutely NEED in your life.
Bring in Warm, Rich Tones and Colors
In the 1950s, kitchens took on diner qualities décor-wise, with black and white checkered patterns and red contrasts. However, warmer, richer tones and colors make kitchens feel homier and cozier. So, unless you are going for the retro look, you should invest in colors that give you a sense of peace and contentment. For instance, earthy neutrals, like soil brown or natural suede, are excellent color combinations for your kitchen. And you can plan the rest of your décor around these types of modern tones.
In the same way children use the fridge as their artworks display, you should use your home, specifically your kitchen, for your own version of creative expression. There are hundreds of avenues you can take in terms of kitchen-oriented accents, so you should make your expressive accessories count. For instance, if you love flowers, consider adding a fresh bouquet to a colorful, counter-centered vase to boost your mood and enhance the beauty of your kitchen. Of course, your kids can still use the fridge to display their awesome artworks.