How to Create an Inviting Kitchen

Posted February 21, 2018

How to Create an Inviting Kitchen

At Oakville Kitchen & Bath Centre, we believe that designers should help people make their home reflect the personal style of the people who live in it. One room of which this is particularly true is the kitchen, the place where the family comes together to cook and share. Creating the perfect kitchen doesn’t happen by magic, of course, but requires some thought, patience, and planning. Whether this means some strategic repainting, a more extensive overhauling of the room’s structure, or the addition of some tasteful custom kitchen cabinets made by craftspeople right here in Oakville, there’s a lot you can do to make the centre of your home feel more inviting to everyone who enters it.

Here are just a few simple solutions to make your kitchen cozy and inviting:

Softer Lighting

Nothing says “institution” more emphatically than harsh, cold ambient lighting. Finding new and interesting ways to light your kitchen can be an easy and (depending on how ambitious you get) fairly cost-effective way to re-do the room. Just be sure not to get carried away and forget to light the important areas of the kitchen—like where you chop vegetables or over the stovetop.

Natural Materials

If you’re thinking of making major changes to your kitchen, ask our Oakville kitchen designers about what natural materials you can use to give your kitchen a more rustic feel. There are so many kinds of wood and ways of finishing it that the possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to throw in a bit of iron or plastic to give a modern twist to your rustic kitchen.

Lots of Seating

One key component of an inviting kitchen might be so obvious that you forget about it until the last moment: having lots of seating that people can actually sit in for extended periods of time. If you want your kitchen to be a place where you host guests as well as a place for the kids to do their homework, you should be sure to have comfy seating and plenty of it.

Warm Colours

Another simple way to revamp your kitchen space is to repaint it in warm, inviting colours. You can even choose your colours to complement the colours of your appliances to make the room feel unified.

Keep it Clean

Always remember that “rustic” or “inviting” doesn’t mean messy. If you don’t have enough room in your kitchen for all of your gadgets, it might be time to consider custom kitchen cabinets so you can keep the clutter out of sight.

If you need any advice about how to perfectly update your kitchen to make it an inviting space for guests and family alike, contact us at Oakville Kitchen & Bath Centre today. Our kitchen designers will give you all the tools and advice you need to express your family’s unique personality.

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