Now that the chill of winter has set in and flurries of snow have started to fall, we are all looking for more ways to add some extra coziness and warmth to our homes. The kitchen is the heart of the home for many families, so here are four easy ways to add some extra warmth to your open kitchen (without turning on the stove!).
Make Your Kitchen the (Literal) Hearth of the Home
In an open kitchen, the area above your stove is the perfect spot to place a unique, classic, or eclectic hearth. It’s fine to splurge on this area of your kitchen and then choose a more cost-effective tile or backsplash for the rest of your room.
Choose the Perfect Lighting
Okay, this sounds easier than it looks, but picking the perfect lighting for your open kitchen is incredibly important. Consider adding pendant lighting over your counter or island to emphasize the clean counter or the food on top of it instead of any clutter or dirty dishes lurking nearby. Think of pendant lamps as a nice pair of earrings for the room!
Match Your Appliances to Your Open Kitchen
Since your open kitchen is part of your living area, you should consider your interior design preferences when planning out your appliances. If you have a cozy, warm, and rustic living room, stainless steel appliances might seem jarring. Choose appliances that can be finished with the same style and finish as your cabinets and put appliances below the counter if possible. Try to only leave things on the counter and visible that match the aesthetic of your open kitchen.
Be the Hostess with the Most-est
Many people get open kitchens to allow them to entertain more easily, so don’t forget your original motivation when the weather gets cold or dreary! If you have a large and open kitchen floor plan, make sure that you maximize the space. Allow for multiple areas to gather, have drinks, socialize, and enjoy snacks while you are cooking and hosting.
A Gorgeous Open Kitchen from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your kitchen into a place that you can’t wait to cook, entertain, and bake in. With our quality custom kitchen cabinets, beautiful countertops, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result of your kitchen remodel. If you are ready for a free quote to make your dream kitchen a reality, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.