Celesse Legrand. Kitchen. September 09th , 2017.
Cork flooring in the kitchen can be a lovely rustic aesthetic to your home, plus with its sustainability factor, cork is a lovely choice instead of wood. Cork trees regrow every nine years, while trees such as maple take up to 30 years or more to replenish, thus using them are kinder to the environment. In the kitchen, cork works well when set against modern colors, such as lime green. They provide the perfect background for a bit of color saturation. Although it might not be considered eco-friendly at first glance, mounting your kitchen faucet to the wall can make a huge difference in the layout of the room. It allows for more space, which is especially advantageous in smaller kitchens. This maximizes your efficiency, allowing for more people to work at the sink simultaneously, which can also save you water.
Bamboo is a sustainable material that can work wonderfully in the kitchen. You can choose from various grains and colors. A lighter shade of bamboo works well to make the kitchen appear light and bright. Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) are toxic gases that are released from wall paint, so a good green move is to choose paints that are low or completely free of VOCs. Also choose building materials such as VOC-free glues and adhesives to ensure a healthier kitchen. Using what you already have to update your kitchen can be a simple way to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Mismatched chairs look trendy and fun, while breathing new life into items of furniture that you did not want.
If you have designed your living space according to a laid-back, or even beach-inspired design, then you can make the dining room much more casual with the addition of neutral tones as well as wicker chairs. This is the perfect spot to enjoy meals and family time, no black tie required! Dining chairs are a good way to integrate proportion or contrast in the room. Choose chairs that come in different heights to create an interesting layout. Taller end chairs can have an extra function: they help to fill the space in a large room, while creating visual flow with their shorter counterparts.
The wheels on a kitchen island don’t necessarily mean that you have to also use it in other rooms as well. They’re just as useful for moving the island around just a few inches, to make it easier for you when prepping or cooking. When you have a small kitchen like this one placed in the corner of the living room, a portable kitchen island can be of great use. Take wherever you need it or push it away if you want to move more freely in the kitchen. Also, it can allow you to extend the kitchen into the living room. The most wonderful thing about mobile kitchen islands on wheels is that they allow to easily reconfigure the space. Your kitchen can get a whole new look in just seconds. Here, for example, the island were intentionally moved closer to the stove for the picture. There’s also another practical detail about kitchen islands on wheels. Although it’s a small thing, it can prove to be very useful: cleaning becomes easier when you can move the furniture around.
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