Saturday, 24 January 2015

How To Selecting the Best Kitchen Table Design

The right choice of a kitchen table is important to your kitchen design because the kitchen serves as the central meeting place of most homes. Your children do their homework at the kitchen table. Family and friends gather for dinner and parties around the kitchen table.

After having spent the time and money to renovate your kitchen why not put some thought into selecting comfortable kitchen furniture. How many people do you expect to have around the table and how much room do you have in your kitchen? Should you consider a breakfast nook, or is there enough room for a kitchen table that expands to seat the extended family at important occasions.

There are many kitchen table designs from farmhouse tables, kitchen bistro table, granite kitchen table or the breakfast nook kitchen table. Matching the right furniture to your kitchen design is an important consideration in making the look come together.

Try to create a seating space within the kitchen that can easily be used as a gathering space and an eating space, an area where family and friends can gather.

An old farmhouse table provides a look of rugged country style. It could have chairs with soft cushions to create an inviting, lived-in feeling. This type of kitchen table can be wood or painted wood with a distressed finish. Farmhouse kitchen tables can be compatible with many different kitchen design themes such as french country, tuscan kitchen, or rustic. You might also want to mix and match with other chair styles and benches for a more informal look.

A bistro style table is a small round table, with a glass top and metal legs, although some are made out of wood. The bistro look can be a rather inexpensive décor for your kitchen. This European look consists of a small and informal looking place, like a restaurant or tavern. For an eat-in style kitchen, creating the look of a bistro or café style kitchen can be easy. A round bistro table with accent chairs is a must. You can use a glass topped table with iron legs or a taller pub style wooden table. Maybe a mosaic or tile topped table will suit your style better.

Added a built-in breakfast nook can be a good way to make room for a kitchen table. Breakfast nooks are becoming popular because homeowners find them to be cozy and intimate, especially in larger kitchens. The typical breakfast nook is usually set into a bump-out that sticks out beyond the outside wall of the kitchen like a mini wing. It has windows on three sides, providing close-up views of a backyard or garden. A breakfast nook can be used with most any kitchen design style. For instance by added some distressed paint a breakfast nook can also fit right in with a French, Tuscan, or rustic style kitchen.

Granite kitchen tables can be used in modern or an Italian or Tuscan country kitchen design. They have a beautiful, durable top that can be used for dining and food preparation. Some come with full-size drawers for convenient storage. Granite is a heat-resistant stone that can handle hot pans and dishes. Granite table tops are available in a variety of shades and patterns to match most interior color schemes.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Small Kitchen Ideas 2015

You don't have to have a huge space in order to transform it into a lovely French kitchen. Even if you are working with a kitchen in a small apartment or other cramped quarters, the tips below can help you turn that space in a lovely kitchen that you will enjoy spending time in.

Rustic Charm

Rustic charm is one term that may be used to describe a French country kitchen. No matter the size of the space that you are working with, this rustic charm is what you are trying to capture. When you are working with a small space, every single inch counts, and you have to consider each item carefully before deciding to include it.


The cabinet selection is an easy way to infuse some French kitchen country charm. One option is to choose distressed cabinets. Pickled wood cabinets are another interesting choice. An added bonus if you choose the pickled wood is that the light colour can make the space feel larger.


In a small kitchen, it is wise to choose decorative accessories that also have a purpose. Some ideas include a cookbook holder with a metal rooster adorning the top, a distressed metal towel holder that folds flat against the wall when not in use and a corner trash can created from hammered copper.

There are many options for accessories that are both beautiful and useful.

Wall Hangings

In some small kitchens you may not even have any room for a wall hanging. If you do then you need to consider the size of the items that you select. You want the scale of the wall hangings to fit the overall size of the room.

Wall hangings, whether a painting or something very creative such as framed antique silverware, is a chance to infuse your own personal style and your own ideas about what a French kitchen country style looks like.

Up Above

Some people ignore the ceiling completely when decorating a room, but this is a mistake. In a small space, use the ceiling as another surface on which to display your French theme. Add some narrow faux exposed beams or choose a faux copper or tin ceiling finish. Both of those options are fairly inexpensive but will add lots of extra charm to your room.


As mentioned above, it is important that you find items that are rich in utility as well as aesthetics. Also, use all of your space. This might mean adding a floor to ceiling shelving or cabinet area or installing a corner lazy Susan cabinet so as not to waste corner space.

It can be a challenge to decorate a small kitchen, but with a little creativity and careful planning, you can create a French kitchen that will look great.