Published at Monday, November 27th 2017. by Alacoque in Kitchen.
When you think of kitchen furniture, why is it that a mere set of table and chairs and a basic kitchen set comes to mind? Your kitchen, whether small or big, can be converted into one of the most elegant corners of the house. Yes, just a few pieces of creatively arranged furniture can make your kitchen a chic place to be. The furniture for kitchen comprises kitchen islands, cabinets for pantry and other items, counter tops, and others. Wood furniture, glass and marble tops never go out of style. They can completely transform the look of your "home food factory" (read kitchen). With cabinets, you can do more than you think. You can paint them in contrasting colours to make them stand out in the entire kitchen paraphernalia. Or you can merge them with the other furniture pieces by a complementing colour. You can add patterns or designs to them to give a dramatic look or funky look, depending on your taste. Shopping for kitchen furniture is more exciting and easier today, thanks to the internet and the huge collection by manufacturers.
If you are hanging anything from the ceiling, make sure that there is sufficient clearance so that people do not bang their heads on a skillet or frying pan! Clearance is all-important with kitchen islands, because there is not a lot worse than having a kitchen that is severely restricted in space just to accommodate an island. The island should complement your kitchen, not dominate it.
There are many different kinds of kitchen furniture to consider when you are furnishing a new home. The most important is the breakfast nook set, but there are others. Kitchen island furniture and kitchen storage furniture are other classes of furniture to choose from. The breakfast nook set is the most important kitchen furniture choice because it is where your family will gather for most meals and where even your guests will join you. In addition, the breakfast table and chairs are the largest set of furniture in the room so it is where the eye will naturally be drawn. You want the table to be as large as it can possibly be and still fit in the space you have. Even if your family is small now, things may change in the future and you are sure to have guests, so you want as large a table as is practical. Make sure to leave enough room for chairs or benches to be pulled in and out between the edge of the table and the walls. Also, pick a table shape that suits the room. For example, if the breakfast nook is circular or octagonal in shape, a circular table would be a better use of space than a rectangular or square one.
Having kitchen furniture fully fitted, so that all the cabinets fit in like jigsaw pieces and are flush with the walls, is standard practice. It is the usual route taken when decorating a kitchen, though not the only possibility. Major benefits include the fact that the kitchen has more space opened up, more storage space, and of course has a tighter overall appearance. Asides from the tightly packed fitted kitchen, there are also free standing kitchens. These use individual items of furniture and have the plus that they can be moved around. The downside to freestanding kitchens is that they waste a lot of space. In the olden days, all kitchens followed the freestanding furniture model, but as time progressed fitted kitchens became the standard. Certainly it can detract greatly from the value of your home if the kitchen isnt fitted due to the way its seen by home buyers and agents as being a modern essential.
Whether you desire a rustic look, contemporary look, or an ultra-modern style, research online and get what you want. Cabinets come in such a variety that they cater to all kinds of kitchen needs. There are double door ones, single door ones, those with six racks, or a couple of tall shelves. There are ones with smooth wood finish, or textured to suit your personal tastes. One of the trendiest kitchen furniture pieces is wicker and wire. Place a black and white wicker and wood trash bin in a corner of your kitchen and watch the spot come alive. It looks more than a trash bin. Wood painted in black and white gives a fabulous contrast to your plain towel or linen holders. A wooden cutting board added to the kitchen top completes the look of your kitchen. If you have got a tiny kitchen where you cannot afford to place those fancy and huge counter tops, dining sets, and loud cabinets, relax. There are compact furniture pieces that not only leave more room in your kitchen, but also make it look stylish within a small space. The specially designed kitchen islands feature a narrow counter-height table, plus a pair of small stools that you can slide under the island groves to make space.
Apart from this, you can also go to your local used furniture or consignment shop. The pieces of furniture you will find here have either been bought from their owners or directly purchased from estate sales. Just remember that when visiting stores like this, you should still aim for quality, especially when it comes to kitchen furniture. Do not settle for a piece that has a broken or cracked leg, some loose fittings or one that is badly maintained. Garage sales are excellent places to look too. Used kitchen furniture are common in yard sales and garage sales. Finding a good bargain there is pretty easy as well. In order to find homes that have these garage sales, check your local newspaper listing. These sales usually happen every weekend.