7 Deadly Sins Of Kitchens - Eliza Barnes
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7 Deadly Sins Of Kitchens

Fallen out of love with your kitchen? Toying with the idea of making changes? Avoid costly mistakes by avoiding these seven deadly kitchen sins.

FEARING CHANGE

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Don’t live with a hateful kitchen because you think it will cost a fortune to change! It doesn’t have to. Making your kitchen great again requires imagination, not money.

ITS JUST A KITCHEN

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It’s not. It’s the heart of your home and must be a wonderful space to use for living as well as cooking and eating. You don’t need a Michelin-Star food factory.

STERILITY

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It’s a working room where things need to be on hand. Have things out on display, build some open shelving. Add a reclaimed work bench or an old freestanding sink. Showcase your personality. You make your home unique!

THINKING SIZE DOESN’T MATTER

Big kitchens with standard units can look out of proportion.  If your kitchen is small, avoid large wall units. They can overpower the space.

BEING SCARED OF BEING BOLD

Make good use of colour and pattern. Make your kitchen easy to update by having doors you can paint and tiles you can change whenever you feel like a change.  When the boredom kicks in adapt it once again for next-to-nothing.

SAME OLD, SAME OLD

Use a variety of different materials with different textures to add interest.  Mix work tops and different materials for kitchen doors.  Add reclaimed items for interest. Try using an old work bench for a kitchen island.

USING SHOPPING CENTRE LIGHTING

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Avoid only installing bright (but boring) overhead lighting. Add some atmosphere! Yes, you need to see what you’re cooking so use pendant lights over your work bench, but try wall lights above shelving and a few main lights overhead. That way you can make your kitchen change at the flick of a small switch, depending on what you are using it for.