KITCHEN NOOKS

Are you having BREAKFAST with your family or DINNER with close friends?Either way, the best setting will be a kitchen nook with a built- in bench and a dining table.

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Personally ,I am a big fan of the kitchen nooks, so, I will never miss an extra space to design one in any kitchen project.

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NOOKS will bring character to any kitchen with their individual designs and colors.The size and the shape of a nook generally depends on your spatial availability. Preferably, window sides are great to build nooks .Noone likes to block daylight with top cabinets, so, a nook is always a great solution in a kitchen with spare windows and enough room.And also, who can deny the charm of having a freshly brewed morning coffee in a window nook???

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No matter the size, a kitchen with a nook will always be more charming because, it will be a perfect gathering spot for all members of your family.So, make sure you tuck one and style it up!!!

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Mostly, nooks are designed with a bench and chairs or stools around a dining table. L shaped benches are very common as getting in and out is quite easy.But, I recommend using a U shaped bench if you have enough space to utilize.A spacious nook will always look GRAND.

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A TIP TO KEEP IN MIND:  Try to place a round , oval or a curved cornered table if your space is limited. 

AND DON'T FORGET:Round tables work best with square layouts whereas oval and rectangle shaped tables work best with more linear shaped nook spaces.

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I often design NOOKS with built-in benches as they are always great for storage! You can have drawers or cabinets under your cushions to pile away extras of any kind...

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Although,"Styling A Nook" is another great topic for a future blog, I will confess that my favorite nooks are designed white lacquered wood furniture and vibrant colored cushions ,pillows and accessories.

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HOW TO : CHOOSE KITCHEN CABINET COLORS

All White or dark Gray or BOTH?

No matter what size it is , a kitchen is the center piece of any house. So, picking a cabinet color and style can be really exhausting while remodeling your new kitchen.Certainly, the style of the cabinets, either modern or classic is quite fundamental . Yet, for now I will go ahead and only blog about the colours and how to choose them. 

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Unless it is a totally new home you are building ,the existing color of the flooring and the walls should be the preliminary guides in your decision making .For example,let's say you have dark colored materials on the floor, then a subtle tone of light is always moving! 

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I always like the cabinet colors to rather blend in with the walls when the flooring is a dark material of any kind.This way you don't spoil the whole idea of creating a contrast! Never forget, eyes can easily get tired too 👀

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However, mid tones on the floors , do not necessarily work well with dark colored cabinets. In this case, I suggest, you head for similar tones for the floor and the cabinets to achieve a elegantly uniform look.

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Lighter floors, on the other hand, are usually easier to work with, as they can be combined perfectly with light colors and bright tones.

And guess WHAT?

You can even dare to use shiny metallic finishes for the cabinets if you keep the walls light.

Another great method I often prefer, is using two toned kitchen cabinets. 

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Imagine dark floors and light walls, or vice versa and you don't know how to wrap them... 

A great tip:Use two colours and preferably lean towards darker tones for the under counter cabinets  and lighter colours for the top units.

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By the way,I must confess the significance of the cabinet style, counter tops as well as the backsplash materials is worth mentioning, but there is NOOO way to cover them all in one post! So, hang in there for future kitchen design related topics on the BLOG✍🏻✍🏻