Make Your Kitchen the Heart of Your Home

Modern Small Kitchen IdeaThe main function of a kitchen is as a place to cook. But, with a more modern design and efficient space, the kitchen is no longer underestimated; otherwise it becomes the heart of a house.

If at the first time kitchen was always placed in the back area, many are now dare to put it in the middle or front area, and even adjacent to the family room or living room. The kitchen has to be excellent because to become this brave, it must have been polishing itself.

For a house with a limited area and does not allow for both clean and dirty kitchens, the kitchen should then be made functional, being able to accommodate all the needs there. To save space, homeowners usually use a breakfast table which is made one with the pantry so the formal dining table is no longer needed.

Selecting materials
In terms of quality, there are various kinds of materials that affect the price of the kitchen. This is related to the materials used, whether solid wood such as teak wood or processed wood such as multiplex, blackboard or MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). For solid wood, you can select some finishing alternative such as polish, melanine, or duco. Wood can also be finished like solid wood or use coatings such as HPL (high pressure laminate). Meanwhile, for the top table there is a variety of options such as ceramic, granite, marble, or stainless steel. The most important thing is that you must choose a material that is resistant to heat and water.

Kitchen design alternatives
To design a kitchen in a limited area, there are several kitchen layout types you can select:

  • Single line. It is placing the cooking and washing area in a line, so that there is only one kitchen cabinet lengthwise. This type of layout has a single line kitchen concept which is fresh and fashionable. In order to create a spacious impression, use bright colors such as lime green.
  • Double line. Although the kitchen cabinets are placed facing each other, the position of the stove and sink should not face each other so that the kitchen circulation is not interfered. Instead, put them in a parallel line, while the cabinet opposite to it can be used as a serving or processing area.
  • Letter U or L. First, the existing space should be large enough. Second, note the circulation patterns within the kitchen itself (similar to a double line). In order to avoid a rigid and cold look, use a mirror as a replacement ceramic above the low cabinet so that the space will feel way more spacious. And then, adjust the lighting so that you can get a warm and dramatic kitchen atmosphere.

Dramatic impression from the lighting
Do not ignore the lighting points in the kitchen because in addition to lighting the room, lights add a dramatic impression. Choose a fluorescent lamp or yellow downlight and place it in the glass door shelf, or under a hanging cabinet. This arrangement makes the top table part is clearly visible.

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