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How To Make Over Your Kitchen In A Hot Mexican Style

Warm, inviting and spicy, even if your home is not traditionally Mexican, making your kitchen over to the central American style can give it a completely new ambiance. By updating your kitchen’s décor with hot tones, decorative tiling and fine Mexican detailing your entire home can take on a new character. It is especially worth considering if you have a dining kitchen and enjoy entertaining with Mexican cuisine for your guests. A hot kitchen, in a style typical of Mexico, will add warmth a home even on a bleak winter’s day.

Hot Surfaces And Splash Backs.

Adding tiling to your kitchen is one of the simplest ways of giving a visual cue that you are in a Mexican themed room. Tile the usual splash back areas of your kitchen surrounding the sink and counter top surfaces. Tiles that have been distressed work well in a hot kitchen space, but the key is to find decorative tiles with Mexican inspired motifs. Mix decorative tiles with solid color ones over your counter tops to create an area with further visual interest.


20 L-shaped kitchen design ideas to inspire you

The kitchen is an odd room. It’s a space originally designed for cooking but, with time, it has also become a social space where friends and families spend time together, where they chat while someone is making dinner or where they simply gather to socialize. But a kitchen needs to be, first of all, functional. It’s a space where style comes second but, nevertheless, doesn’t have to be ignored. It’s a space where everything has to be perfectly balanced.

A traditional L-shaped kitchen with a classical interior décor

L-shaped kitchens are very common. They are practical because they offer an internal structure that offers a décor that’s perfect for cooking but also for everything else. Whether they are a separate room or they are part of an open floor plan, L-shaped kitchens feature plenty of counter space which can be a crucial detail and that can make the difference between a practical kitchen and one that lacks something important. They also have the shape necessary for also including a kitchen island.


Wooden kitchen accessories that any home should have

Wood is one of the most common natural materials found all over the globe. It’s very popular and it’s used in almost all domains. In interior design and décor, wood is very appreciated for its natural qualities. It adds warmth and elegance to any décor and it’s used in all the rooms of the house, including the kitchen. There are plenty of kitchen accessories made from different types of wood. Here are some of the most common ones and that should be included in any kitchen.

1. Stackable fruit crates.

These modular storage containers are very practical and they can be easily stacked to save some space. They feature slatted sides that let air circulate and thus keep your fruits and vegetables fresh. They also provide easy access while cooking and they also feature chalkboard plaques that let you label the contents of the crates. Also, because they’re made out of wood, they have a very nice vintage look.


A few more kitchen backsplash ideas and suggestions

A while ago we presented you a top with 10 DIY kitchen backsplash ideas. Those were all inspiring but, in the meantime, we found some more. These are not necessarily DIY designs but they can be turned into such a project if you really like the idea. So here they are:

1. Rustic counter-to-ceiling backsplash.

Even though, normally, a backsplash goes from the counter to the bottom of the wall cabinet, this is not necessarily the only case. If you want to protect the area above the sink or stove, you can opt for a backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling. You can use porcelain tiles in a color that matches the rest of the kitchen and get a beautiful, uniform look.


13 Alternatives To Granite Kitchen Counters

Granite counters are very popular and they have established a strong image. However, they are not the only option. Other materials and types have started to gain admirers. People enjoy things that make them distinguish themselves from the rest of the world and it’s why granite counters are not something a person that wishes to be original would prefer. Here are a few examples of some other alternatives.

This counter might seem like marble but it’s not. It’s actually a laminate. It’s a nice trick and it’s an alternative that deserves your attention when searching for new counters for your kitchen.


Five beautiful open kitchen interior designs

An open has both advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, the lack of privacy can be a problem for some people. However, in the kitchen there’s really no need for that anyway. In fact, it can even be entertaining to watch someone cook. On the other hand, it gets easier with the storage. You can expand your storage area beyond the kitchen without changing the rest of the décor. Here are five beautiful examples of open kitchens that illustrate these advantages and many more.

This kitchen basically occupies an entire wall. It shares and open plan with the living room and the two areas are pretty well defined. Notice how the thick exposed ceiling beams stop where the kitchen starts. The kitchen has a white ceiling and white walls and it’s like a bright spot for the whole room. The bar/kitchen island is also a partial room divider.


Paint colors that would look beautiful in the kitchen

Choosing the right color for the kitchen walls can be tricky. On one hand, you want that color to allow you to create a pleasant work environment. On the other hand, you also want the kitchen to be a nice place to socialize with friends and family. Then there’s also the problem with cleaning. A darker color for the walls would conceal most flaws and marks. Let’s see which colors would make good choices.

1. Blue.

If you want your kitchen to be soothing, relaxing and calming without feeling boring and monotonous, blue would be a nice choice. it would create a bright and airy look and it would also be great for creating contrasts in case you have darker furniture.


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