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Add Style in Colorless Kitchen

Contrast

Contrast is the perfect way to spice up anything. For example, painting a delicate white flower on the door of grey cabinets is an affordable way to add elegance. For homeowners that want to stick with the crisp, clean lines that modern styles are known for can still add some contrast to the area. Hang some black shelves on a white wall and then add in some straight white lines on the grey cabinets instead of a flower.

These colors may seem boring, but they give the perfect opportunity to include the ideal amount of contrast and style to every cooking area.

Cut back on grey

This color is best used for appliances and storage along the edges of the area instead of accent pieces. Grey Shaker cabinets have never gone out of style, and they coordinate perfectly with any theme. Every cabinet will look great in this color, and then the rest of the area can be decked out in black and white for the perfect color combination. Use contrast and a simple style as before mentioned in combination with this tip to make a room more appealing than ever before.

Add some color

Whether a lack of color is all the rave now or not, if it makes a homeowner want to avoid cooking in their own home due to the cold, calculating feel that it gives off, it’s best to forget about the trends and add some color. Hang up some interesting wall art, include a few different accent pieces and pick up a fun rug to put down on the floor; whatever it takes to help a home showcase the personality of the homeowners.

Famous decorators recommend using red and orange for adding warmth; brighter, fun colors like yellow and purple add energy, and shades of tan can be used to help colors blend together.

Trends are always fun, and they can be a great way to get the creative spark going in homeowners that are searching for redecorating ideas. On the other hand, trends can also lead to homeowners being full of redecorating remorse. These stylish tips will help transform a homeowner that is full of remorse into a homeowner that loves the area that they live in, and cook in, once again as they slowly make it showcase their wonderful personality.

Elements of Outdoor Kitchen

  • Stone or Brick Cooking Counter- The cook has decided to take the kitchen outside. Mom no longer needs to be sequestered inside while everybody else relaxes on the patio. Now the grill, sink, and counters are all outside so nobody misses out on conversation or good times. Natural stone or brick are popular treatments for these outdoor islands.
  • Complete Kitchen Island – The concept of the outdoor kitchen counter can be taken one step further into an expanded kitchen island. This larger space is designed to include a refrigerator, oven, microwave, and counter style seating area. Bar style stools or chairs can be placed on one or both sides of the counter. Many families prefer this casual approach for everyday dining.
  • Natural Stone or Masonry Privacy Walls – These outdoor entertainment centers are actually little rooms. Sometimes the boundaries are marked simply by a patio floor, but stone walls in combination with shrubs and other natural features can also demarcate the room.
  • Outdoor Fireplace – A brick or stone fireplace is an ideal focal point. It is often placed across or kitty corner to the food preparation area to encourage people to gather away from the grill. This maximizes space and encourages an even and comfortable flow during parties and large gatherings. An outdoor fireplace sets the perfect tone, especially for nighttime events.
  • Permanent Pergola – A pergola, a permanent canopy with open sides, can demarcate an area of the outdoor room. Posts can be set into one or two short brick walls or the posts can be centered into a patio floor. The pergola can designate a dining or cooking area.
  • Covered Outdoor Room – If your yard is in a very sunny area and you’d like some shade for your backyard kitchen, consider a pavilion style room with four open walls. The roof and patio floor create the room and a stone counter island and stone fireplace can add exciting elements.

Outdoor kitchen-dining rooms can stand alone or be incorporated into a pool or pond setting. Contact an experienced stone mason for design ideas and suggestions.