Posted on: 24 July 2023
When renovating your kitchen, you've probably put a lot of thought into components such as cabinetry, appliances, and countertops. However, here are several creative ideas for enhancing the room in other ways.
A unique feature that offers practical and aesthetic benefits is a window seat. The kitchen floor plan will determine whether this is possible in your home, but a window seat offers several benefits. First, it provides extra seating to the side of the kitchen rather than being centrally located. This placement means it's often a more cosy place to sit for coffee, take a break, or read a book or newspaper. Because a window seat has natural backlighting, it's the perfect place for reading without artificial lights.
A built-in bench seat also provides extra hidden storage, as you can have it constructed with a liftable lid or side to contain pots and pans or other things. Additionally, you can integrate the bench seat with cabinetry on the side and make it the same colour as the cupboards elsewhere.
A window seat also highlights the window itself, making it a focal point. Your kitchen might only have a relatively average-sized window, and a bench seat can make it eye-catching. You can construct it with attractive joinery, decorate it with beautiful cushions, and dress it up however you wish.
Another thing you can create during kitchen renovations is a feature wall. A good starting point when choosing a particular wall is to choose one not covered with cabinetry or appliances. You will then need to figure out how to contrast the wall against the rest of the room. You could paint it a bold green or blue if the kitchen is predominantly all-white. Alternatively, you can subtly blend the wall with the decor by painting it beige in a room palette of soft neutral tones.
You might prefer incorporating texture and pattern on the wall with exposed brick veneer or wallpaper. Using attractive wallpaper is an easy way to make a statement. You can use dark, dramatic black or navy wallpaper with botanical prints or a geometric design. Another alternative is a mural or sponge-painted effect.
To add a practical element and to showcase the wall further, you could include some open shelves or a beautiful freestanding cabinet in a complementary style. Depending on the colour and textures on the wall, you could cover it with multiple floating shelves, providing extra storage and giving the wall a unique look.
For more information on kitchen renovations, contact a professional near you.Share