In today’s world, it can be hard to make your kitchen, either residential or commercial, look as stylish as you want, and, at the same time, retain its functionality. The good thing nowadays is that you can make your drab kitchen look much better just by adding some key items that’ll help upgrade the aesthetics of this workspace.
That being said, here are some items that may help merge functionality with style in your own kitchen.
Stainless Steel Appliances
The look of polished stainless steel appeals to many people who like its functionality (easy to clean) and its stylishness (looks great even on its own).
Many gadgets nowadays are made in stainless steel, such as coffee makers and bread making machines. So, it’s just a matter of buying your preferred kitchen appliances for your countertop or kitchen table, then positioning them where needed.
For commercial, and even residential kitchens, a bobrick soap dispenser is a great option to choose. Soap dispensers can help you control your soap usage and still give a professional and clean look in any kitchen.
As more people are discovering that they actually like cooking, this kind of kitchen mainstay has become more popular lately. As a result, they invest in high-quality mason jars that can hold fermented vegetables and figure prominently on a floating shelf.
If it’s the right season, you may also want to do some canning as well – with the finished products displayed on another shelf for everyone to admire. Mason jars can also contain raw ingredients, like pasta and beans, which are colorful and useful as ingredients for many dishes.
Stainless Steel Plates and Cutlery
If you have a wooden kitchen table where most meals are eaten, you might want to invest in your own set of stainless steel plates with matching stainless steel cutlery. This is because wood and steel look good together.
When not in use, you can stash your plates and cutlery in their own wooden containers that are roach-proof so they’re ready to use for any meal.
Plants in Interesting Pots
Plants are really wonderful to have around your kitchen. Take note though that it’s important to keep your plant addiction restrained; once you start growing plants, it may be difficult to stop loving and buying more of them.
You may start with simple additions, such as microgreens, which can be grown in shallow, rectangular pots that have an earthy quality to them. Or, you can buy some baby Snake Plants and put them on your windowsill. This is because Snake Plants are very hardy, and you only need to water them once a month, which cuts down on the maintenance.
If you like growing flowers in your garden, you can make your own bouquets and put them in some clear glass vases that may be displayed on the kitchen table or in your dining room.
One reason people put large mirrors in certain rooms of their homes is to add the illusion of space. You can choose a bare wall in your kitchen that may need some spicing up, and carefully attach the mirror.
Just make sure to hang the mirror securely at the right height to avoid mishaps, especially if there are curious toddlers around wanting a “look-see”.
Bookshelf With Cookbooks
If you’re really getting into cooking, you’ve probably found yourself buying a cookbook or two, but still clueless about where you can stash them. The good news is that you can always invest in a small wooden bookshelf where your cookbooks can be featured prominently within the kitchen itself.
You have a choice between making your own bookshelf or buying a ready-to-use one instead. Not only will you be able to use the cookbooks to make meals for your family, but they’ll also add some interest to the appearance of your kitchen, too.
Rolling Kitchen Island
You’ve probably seen at least one rolling kitchen island either online or in magazines. What similar between all those brands of rolling kitchen islands is that they aim to give additional space options so you don’t have to eat at the kitchen table all the time.
You can use your wheeled equipment to carry plates and cutlery to the adjacent dining room, or perhaps ferry hot dishes so that there will be less likelihood of dropping anything accidentally. You can also make your rolling kitchen island as a sort of snack bar, especially when there are toddlers and teenagers who often clamor for a snack or two in mid-afternoon.
Many rolling kitchen islands are made of wood, which is a great option. If you don’t like wood, there are also kitchen islands that are made in stainless steel or other similar materials.
Many will agree that a kitchen should primarily be functional. On the other hand, when done right, others may also feel that a kitchen can be functional and stylish at the same time.
Although not everyone can afford to plunk down thousands of dollars for a kitchen renovation, the silver lining is that you can invest in these valuable items mentioned above one at a time. This way, you’ll be gradually upgrading your kitchen so that eventually even you may be astounded by how great the room looks and how well your cooking is getting good because of these.