Reinvent Your Home

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Reinvent Your Home

My name is Jackie. Welcome to my new blog. This blog is designed to offer advice and information to anyone out there who is considering reinventing their home. I woke up one morning and realised that I hadn't changed the decor of my home in over 15 years. The wallpaper was faded, the fireplace looked dated and the paint on the walls was chipped and cracked. I woke my husband and insisted that we take action. The next day, I contacted various remodelling contractors and started discussing plans. I spent the next couple of weeks chatting with them as they completely transformed my home. I was so pleased with the result, I decided to start a blog.

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Kitchen Design Elements for a Functional and Appealing Space

If you are in the throes of devising a remodel for your dream kitchen, you may be stumped for inspiration. Luckily, you do not have to engage in a significant overhaul to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Instead, solely focusing on a few areas can work wonders for your overall kitchen design. The following article outlines a few changes that you can make that will integrate kitchen design elements for a more functional and visually pleasing space.

Install an island cooktop

Kitchen islands are not exactly revolutionary. However, this is because they are primarily utilised as a storage space and not for much else. If you want to make your space highly functional, you should consider having an island cooktop instead. This design element is incredibly convenient for families that have multiple members that like to spend time in the kitchen. With an island cooktop, you can focus on whipping up dishes at your cooker while your partner or children can make their own snacks and other food items on the island cooktop. Furthermore, you can still use the island for storage or even as an eating area if it is spacious enough.

Hide the outlets

You may put in a lot of effort to curate chic kitchen design only to find that outlets detract from the overall appearance by being conspicuously placed. This problem is especially notable when you have installed new splashbacks on your walls and their appeal is interrupted by the placement of the electrical outlets. Since outlets are critical to your appliances, you cannot do without them. Nonetheless, this does not mean they have to be in plain sight. Installing the outlets beneath cabinetry can go a long way in the appearance of your stunning splashbacks not being affected.

Include a secondary sink

Another innovative way of bolstering the functionality of your kitchen is investing in a secondary sink. You may be sceptical about two sinks in the kitchen, but the truth is, the second one does not have to be as big as your primary sink. Instead, consider a bar sink that is characterised by a sleek and space saving design which will not make your kitchen appear cramped. The secondary sink will make food prep much more convenient when your primary sink is being utilised for dishwashing and other needs. Moreover, bar sinks can be installed virtually anywhere in the kitchen, from your kitchen island or even adjacent to one of your benchtops!