Kitchen is one of the most practical and most used parts of the house. Around the world we get to see different designs, layout and structure of kitchens depending on the life style and the practical use of that place.

The décor of the kitchen depends greatly on the materials available in that particular area. A tropical area kitchen would predominantly have bamboo used in the interiors, roof and even as cooking vessels. Typical kitchens of hot zones still use earthen pots for storage and cooking. One can take some wonderful ideas from these places and actually incorporate them into the remodelling of their own kitchen. Following tips are something everyone can try and execute no matter which region they live in.

Think fresh: The first thumb rule in remodelling the kitchen or for that matter any part of the house is that you should be able to bring a new look to the space. You need not change everything in the kitchen, but introduce fresh colours and decor in such a way that the place looks refreshed.
The cabinets: One has to be practical and yet elegant in the way the cabinets are designed in the kitchen. You can get some glass doors and sleek design to utilize the space properly. Sliding doors and attractive kitchen handles make the space look really trendy.

The lighting: The kitchen has to be well-lit either by natural sunlight or by artificial lighting. Incorporate both big and small lights in the kitchen so that you can use them according to your need. Large windows or glass door will also be helpful. Placing a few plants near them will really bring beauty to the place.
The ceiling: usually people don’t pay much attention to the ceiling unless it is leaking. But the ceiling plays a big role in making the kitchen beautiful and spacious. Grab some trendy ideas for the ceiling and experiment with some appealing colours according to theme you have for the whole kitchen.
The floor: The floor in the kitchen goes through a lot of cleaning, mopping and use. Thus the designer has to be careful as to what kind of material will withstand such rough use. Going for tiles which have wooden finish or mat or durable kind of wooden floor with high quality finish should be the best choice for kitchen.
Splash of colour: The best way to bring liveliness into a kitchen is to be generous and tactical in using colours. If you have gone with subtle and pale wall paint then make sure your cabinets have appealing colour and the cabinet handles make a statement. One of the walls can have bold and bright crafting to break the monotony of pale walls. Some bold coloured crockery will bring a lot of life to your shelves. If the kitchen island is of marble or any light shade, consider picking modern design chairs of striking colours which will bring in a classy contrast. But don’t compromise on class when you select every item for your kitchen.

By Haadi