You won’t have to start a grand renovation and spend large sums
Even budget repairs can be beaten so that it looks expensive and stylish. In the kitchen, pulling off such a trick is more difficult, but still real. We tell what helps designers to create an “interior from the cover” and at the same time make a comfortable space for living.
Budget kitchens often give out exactly the fittings, which, as a rule, are not of high quality. Change it to a more modern and interesting one – spend relatively little, but visually “stretch” your kitchen and at the same time refresh the interior.
Modern technology greatly simplifies life. So that it also fits well into the interior and does not draw attention to itself, choose it correctly. Ideally, choose built-in appliances. If the budget does not allow, stop at free-standing models, but always in the same style and color scheme. The design lines of household appliances and even their small details help create the right mood and emphasize the overall concept of the interior.
The simplest kitchen will look much better if you choose a mortise model under the countertop instead of an overhead sink. It not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but it is also much easier to care for – there are no joints and cracks where dirt can clog or water can accumulate.
Apron design is one of the best ways to diversify the interior of the kitchen and set accents. To give the interior a high cost, designers recommend choosing large-format porcelain stoneware for the apron. It will create a feeling of a single canvas, which is subconsciously perceived as expensive and stylish. But tiles “boar” or in the style of patchwork are best avoided. Yes, such options add comfort, but at the same time they can greatly simplify the interior.
Clutter and extra items out of place will spoil even the most luxurious interior. What can be hidden behind kitchen facades – hide, for the rest, pick up beautiful storage containers. Pour the oils into small jugs or special bottles with dispensers, and distribute the groceries into beautiful identical containers. By the way, do not forget to get rid of assorted packages of detergents and hide the sponge.
It is much easier to hide storage containers than household appliances. And it’s not always convenient to put a kettle with a toaster in the cabinet, and then get them back. In this case, choose a technique that suits the style. It should become a feature of the interior and not distract from the overall picture.
Lighting affects the perception of the entire space. One light source in the room is a relic of the past. Designers create multi-level lighting to easily adjust the lighting scenario to different needs.
In addition to general lighting around the perimeter of the kitchen, provide local lighting. Above the dining table and bar counter, it can be a lamp with a single lampshade or several small pendants. In the working area, make a built-in backlight, and it is better if the light line is not interrupted in the area of the hood.
Empty walls leave the interior unfinished and boring. And if the budget is not calculated for an expensive painting or designer panel, pay attention to posters, collages or photo prints. These options will look no less successful in the interior.
Textiles have a unique property – to give any space coziness. In addition, different textures make the interior more interesting and more complex.
Choose towels in a neutral shade and preferably without a pattern – there is no need to be distracted by them. If you do not want to hang a cornice with tulle, you can stop at Roman blinds – it will not be difficult to choose the right print and shade. Instead of an openwork and colorful tablecloth, opt for a laconic light model that can be complemented with a rug or serving napkins in a contrasting shade.
If a kitchen set and a dining table, as a rule, are bought for many years, then chairs are a different story. They are easier to update or replace with new ones. Choose modern models that will fit into your interior. Chairs in velor upholstery on thin metal or wooden legs look especially relevant and expensive.
Flowers and candles
No wonder they say that the devil is in the details. It is the little things that create a complete picture and make the interior elaborate. There should not be many of them in the kitchen, but a beautiful vase of flowers, candlesticks or a few small planters with plants will be quite appropriate.