Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Guest Post :: Sophisticated Aesthetics In Kitchens

The first two things that I always take notice of when I go into someone’s house is their formal living room and kitchen. The older I get the more and more I love a kitchen, maybe it’s because it seems to be a good place to congregate within a home, I don’t know, but fact of the mater is I do love kitchens. Thanks to Pinterest and Instagram with their endless amount of kitchen inspiration there are some truly stunning kitchens in Nashville. In my opinion, the more marble and light colors, and statement lighting the better a kitchen will be. Today on the blog Jay Chambers is going to share some sophisticated aesthetics you might want to add to your own kitchen!
Your kitchen is a central part of your home. It’s where you bring your family and friends together with delicious meals and shared drinks. One of the best ways to put your best foot forward and take your kitchen to the next level is to add the right sophisticated aesthetics. There are a lot of options to choose from, though, so here are some of your best options when you’re considering kitchen additions. 

Wine Storage

No party is complete without wine to accompany the meal or appetizers. Keeping wine in the refrigerator is fine for small gatherings, but it will begin to take up quite a bit of space as you need more bottles. 

A wine cabinet is a great way to get around this problem. They come in any number of sizes, meant to accommodate any wine lover’s needs. Some cabinets simply store the bottles, while others can chill the entire cabinet to the desired temperature. The right wine cabinet can also function as a statement piece, sparking interest and conversation in guests. 

Water Softener

A water softener is a useful, but often overlooked addition to any kitchen. These devices take out certain ions in water that can cause scale buildup on appliances. Not only does this look bad, but it also can cause some real damage to your kitchen. 

The right water softener can protect your plumbing and give it the most longevity possible. This is especially important if you have any exposed plumbing, which can become corroded from hard water. Hard water can also negatively affect your appliances, leaving stains and corrosion. Hard water stains on coffee makers or glasses can make your home look less sophisticated. A water softener can prevent these stains, keeping your appliances looking as new as when they came out of the box. 

Embrace Stainless Steel

When designing a kitchen, decisions must be made regarding the materials that will be used for different appliances. Electronic appliances should match the oven and countertops so that there is not a clash in the aesthetic. 

Stainless steel is a timeless design material that is easy to clean and looks amazing. It can be cleaned by wiping away smudges and doesn’t stain easily. Stainless steel also gives a modern look that will impress any guest. Not only is stainless easy to maintain, but it also matches almost any appliance on the market. 

Whether you have a black or white set of appliances, stainless will complement your existing setup. This sleek design will impress guests and remain attractive for years to come. 

Remove Clutter 

Not all of your prized cooking tools and appliances need to be out on the counter. This sort of clutter can make your kitchen feel too relaxed, and lacking in sophistication. The best way around this is to put away any kitchen appliances that are not used weekly. These may be the toaster, coffeemaker, or mixer, and might be taking up more space than you realize.

Take the time to determine which items can be put away to save countertop space. This space will make your kitchen feel more put together and clean. If needed, these appliances can simply be brought back out and used before being stored away again. 

Leave Room For Tech

Consider leaving room in your kitchen to accommodate your tech gadgets. This can be done in any number of ways, including having a smart fridge with a screen or leaving room for your laptop near the kitchen. 

Incorporating technology will bring an air of modernity and functionality to your kitchen. Smart appliances can make it easier to manage the amount of energy being used. Many also have additional features meant to make grocery shopping, food prep, and general cooking easier. 

You may also consider incorporating a computer area in your kitchen. This may be an area where you can work at your laptop, or simply a place to charge it in the kitchen. This spot can function as a small desk and can make your kitchen feel like a part of your workspace. 

Shelving is Key 

One of the easiest ways to get a sophisticated look for your kitchen is to embrace functionality. Open shelving is an easy, and cheap, way to accomplish this task. Not only does open shelving creates a sleek, modern aesthetic, it also makes finding the right item easier than ever. 

You can choose to incorporate open shelving in a variety of ways. It's entirely up to you what items you choose to display, whether it's pot and pans or spices. No matter what you choose, putting these items on open shelving can really cut down on 

Designing a sophisticated kitchen is one of the easiest ways to grab the attention of guests and take the next step closer to your dream home. Not only will this impress those in your house, it'll also make your kitchen as functional as possible. 

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