Tag: Kitchen

5 Modern Advancements to Make Your Home More Upscale

Having an upscale home isn’t just about impressing visitors. High-end details may invoke a “wow” factor in those who walk through your door, but many of them also have purpose. The best modern upgrades for your home depend on whether your aim is to improve its aesthetics or improve the quality of your home life. Kitchens: Long the most popular room for home renovations, kitchens rely on high-quality materials to obtain an upscale appearance. Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops are classic features that add value and pizazz to the room. The modern trend in kitchen design, though, is to make the entire space appear more uniform. Instead of just opting for a refrigerator made from upgraded material, some homeowners are putting that refrigerator completely out of sight. Designer kitchen packages incorporate refrigerators with doors that blend seamlessly into the rest of the kitchen cabinetry, some with designs so sleek, you can’t even tell the refrigerator is there. If you want to partake of the hidden-refrigerator trend without replacing your entire kitchen, you can get a cabinet-style refrigerator custom built to match your current decor. Bathrooms: When it comes to bathroom renovations, there’s a lot that you can do to make things more upscale. Manufacturers release new fixture designs on a regular basis, so there’s also some upgrade that could modernize your bathroom’s appearance. Since your bathroom isn’t likely...

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Tips to Make Your Kitchen More Cheerful and Inviting

A workstation for cooking, a space for family meals, and a socializing zone, your kitchen can be your home’s special room. Families are always looking for new ways to make their kitchens warmer and more inviting. A dash of colour, a few tweaks and some value additions can enhance the appeal of the space, and draw admiration from guests! Here are some tips. A multi-purpose family kitchen: Make your kitchen feel more welcoming for all family members, from your spouse to your teen and tiny tots. You can achieve this with a couple of additions. How about a window seat where you can gaze outside or dream away whilst sipping coffee on cold mornings, read a book, or watch your kids play in the garden. You can create a wonderful window seat with throw pillows and a comfortable mattress. Your kitchen can also be a frequent homework spot for your kids, or a quiet work zone for you/your spouse on days you bring work home. Well upholstered sloping arm chairs work fine. High-back chairs are also good options, offering much comfort. If you prefer something simple and minimalistic, wishbone chairs are recommended. A small area of your kitchen can also serve as a charming socializing spot. Tall stools, ottomans and pub tables are some fixtures you can consider to create an exclusive zone in less generous spaces. Extensions and...

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Seven Special Mugs

A mug can make a statement about personality as much as clothing or accessories. A unique mug can be an icebreaker or a conversation piece at the office water cooler, over your master’s degree dissertation desk, or with guests at home. Below are some examples of attention-grabbing mugs sure to break up the ordinary morning routine just a bit: The Melting Iceburg Mug: The melting iceberg mug features an image on the exterior of the mug that changes with the temperature. The mug has a second layer of heat-sensitive ink that reveals the hidden image when a hot beverage is poured in. The image of the iceberg is replaced with water, simulating melting due to global warming. It’s a nifty little novelty that’s also an environmental reminder. The Face Mug: The face mug has a nook in the open mouth for placing food, such as cookies or crackers. A doughnut produces the most humorous effect because it only partially fits. This mug looks comical even when there’s nothing in the nook. The Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug: The disappearing civil liberties mug has the Bill of Rights printed around the outside. When hot liquid is poured in, some of the individual rights disappear. As the liquid cools or is consumed, the words reappear. It’s a subtle and satirical comment on the effects of the Patriot Act. My Cuppa Coffee Mug:...

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Trendy Kitchens of 2011 – Tips

Kitchens are not just a place to make dinner, but also a place to socialize, celebrate and get together with loved ones. Simplicity and clutter free designs are the two main features of this year’s trends. The predicted trends for this year’s kitchen interiors will be an extension from 2010 with stronger and bolder options. Here is a look at some of the trends predicted by top interior designers. Color Scheme: The color scheme of the kitchen will more or less remain gray. Warm neutral grays and limestone shades with sleek white or brown cabinets are expected to be...

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Home Decor – Kitchen Plans

Here is another post related to Home Decore. Today we have collected Kitchen plans for you. This post will also be having Modern Kitchen, Eastern Style Kitchen, Western Style Kitchen, so you must be having some ideas for your kitchen to adjust. A lot of sample pictures for you here. Kitchen Samples: Share...

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