Have you decided that it's time to give your kitchen a new look? Since the kitchen is more than likely one of the most used rooms in your home, the kitchen remodeling will probably be some of the best money you will ever spend on beautifying your house.
Have you already established a plan for your kitchen remodeling job? If so, maybe you are already buying new things to add to the kitchen decor. However, maybe you are looking for ideas that will give your kitchen a unique look. From studying kitchen showrooms at house and garden trade shows and at home goods stores to getting ideas from famous historic homes in your area, here are some ideas that might help you.
Check Out Kitchen Showrooms
Do you have home improvement retail stores in your area? If so, they more than likely have entire kitchen showrooms where they display things like kitchen equipment. Generally, they enhance the showrooms with decorative items that add interest to the kitchen design. For example, maybe the kitchen showroom at a home improvement retail store includes a regular hat rack that has aprons hanging from it instead of hats. Would you like to include that in your own kitchen remodeling design?
The same goes for kitchen displays in model homes and garden trade shows. While it is more than likely that it is kitchen equipment that is the focal point of the display kitchen, there are other items that add pizzazz to the kitchen. For example, a kitchen island might have a handcrafted wooden basket full of faux red apples as part of the kitchen display. Would a touch of red in your kitchen be something that would please you? If so, you could replicate the wooden basket and red apples in your new kitchen.
Check out kitchen showrooms to get more ideas.
Get Ideas From Historic Homes
Does your town or city have historic homes that are open to the public? Think of going to those homes with the purpose of getting ideas for your kitchen remodeling project. For example, maybe one of the homes has a collection of glass milk bottles on a window sill. Could you find antique milk bottles, or even reproductions, and use them as part of your kitchen decor? Add some real flowers or silk flowers to introduce color.
You can get ideas for your kitchen furniture in historic homes, too. For example, if you want a country kitchen, the historic home might have mismatched chairs that provide charm to the room. You can probably find mismatched chairs at resale shops or in antique stores. Or, maybe you want to add a bit of elegance to the kitchen. If that's the case, and if you have the space, perhaps formal dining room furniture like the pieces you saw in the historic home would give your kitchen a formal look.