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How to Add a ‘Wow’ Factor to Your Kitchen

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. In the kitchen is where hearty meals are prepared and is an ideal place to entertain guests. After all, the kitchen is not strictly for cooking—it is also a common area. These days, open plan living is the norm. More and more homeowners are building their kitchen within proximity to the dining, lounge, and outdoor areas

Since your kitchen is always visible to people, why don’t you transform it into a functional and trendy space? This way, you can create a more aesthetically pleasing room that oozes with an extra ‘wow’ factor. Here are some of the best ways you can boost your kitchen’s look:

Cladding for the Rangehood

Large stainless-steel range hoods give kitchens an industrial look. However, it will look out of place in a room with a country or neutral style. Thankfully, you can clad it in marble, v- groove panels, and other materials.

If you desire, you could even conceal your range hood with overhead cabinetry. That said, you should ask your contractor if there is available space to accommodate such a design. If you want to give an extra boost to the look of your range hood, you can install open shelves to its sides. Doing so will give your kitchen a sleek and clean appeal.

Combining Different Materials

You do not have to use the same style or finish for your lower and upper cabinets. For a more interesting space, you can combine the dramatic and classic upper cabinets with the rough-hewn wood of the units below. This look will go perfectly with the dark grey veining of white marble tiles. Such a design will provide warmth and softness. 

Stylish Counters

If you have minimalist cabinetry, you should install LED lighting along the floor and the upper cabinets. Doing so will add interest, ambience, and depth to your kitchen. To make your counters even more appealing, we suggest that you install onyx as an accent to their walls. The Peach Backlit option looks especially striking with the programmable LED lights.

You can also bring order to your style by using repetitions and parallels. For instance, if you have room for three bar stools, install just three hanging lights above. This way, you will have a functional kitchen that is ideally suited for parties. The mirrored finish of the shiny pendants brings a pleasant atmosphere. 

Out-of-the-Ordinary Tapware

If you want a fast and affordable way to update your kitchen, then you should start with the taps. Among the most common options is chrome tapware, with modern styles such as matte, brass, and brushed finishes.

You can set the tone of the kitchen by using decorative tapware. That said, remember that every style has its pros and cons, especially when it comes to practicality. You can give your kitchen a sophisticated finish by installing bold, black matte taps. You can even pair them with white marble benchtops for a striking look. However, they may be more challenging to clean, especially since they are susceptible to food stains. You can also opt for stylish tapware to add a fun yet subtle statement in your kitchen.

Hiding the Clutter

One of the best ways to add sophistication to your kitchen is by ensuring a minimalist workspace. Of course, you can achieve this by having tailored storage. You can opt for bespoke cabinetry that contractors can build to your exact measurements. This way, you will be able to store all your kitchen equipment neatly. 

Once you’ve organised your crockery, utensils, groceries, and glasses, it will be a breeze to find them. The added ‘wow’ factor to your kitchen will be the fact that it’s easier to keep it neat and tidy. You can even customise the cabinets to hide your refrigerator, microwave, and other kitchen appliances. When you decide to put your property up for sale, buyers will be interested in your cabinetry.

Bigger Slabs for Splashbacks

If you want to bring out a little creativity in your home, an excellent go-to is your kitchen splashback. There are many options to choose from—glass, stone, and even a mirror. However, a customised splashback with seamless, natural stone slabs will immediately grab attention and uplift your kitchen’s style. Moreover, it is easy for you to find various options that will meet any budget.

Here at Aurora Stone, we offer cut-to-measure splashbacks. We can even install matching benchtops for your kitchen. What’s great about our natural stone materials is that they are resistant to scratches, heat, and moisture. So, you can install them behind your gas cooktops. If you have an all-white kitchen, you can prevent it from looking too sterile by introducing splashbacks with contrasting textures and colours.

When you need made-to-measure natural or reconstituted stone for your kitchen, do not hesitate to contact Aurora Stone now! We are ready and equipped to add that ‘wow’ factor to your kitchen!

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