As the “heart of the home,” the kitchen is certainly where it’s at – and Homedit definitely wants your heart to be happy with your kitchen! That’s why we’ve written so many kitchen-related articles, each containing clear photos that depict a delightful and inspiring variety of kitchen spaces, sizes, and styles. May as well make yourself comfortable…once you start browsing, you won’t want to leave.

Kitchen Island Lighting Styles For All Types Of Decors

There’s no doubt that the kitchen island is a crucial element in any kitchen, regardless of the style of the décor, the size or the location. Most often, the island is the focal point of the kitchen décor. This is partially due to the fact that it is placed in the center and takes a central position. This makes it hard to ignore. Then there’s also the fact it’s a multifunctional element that usually also serves as a storage space and sometimes as a bar, table and work surface.

Industrial lighting.

Simple black and white kitchen with industrial pendant lights

But just being in the center of the room is not enough to stand out. So in order to make the island a main décor element in the kitchen it also needs some additional help. The lighting is very important in this case. It allows the island to shine and to stand out. Usually, the type of lighting is chosen in concordance with the overall style of the décor. So depending on the already existing décor and on the atmosphere you are trying to create in the kitchen, there are multiple options to choose from.


The advantages of having a magnetic knife holder in the kitchen

Those compact wooden knife racks are very popular very accessible in terms of price. However, they’re not the only options and surely not the best. You’re probably familiar with magnetic knife racks. They’re a much simpler version of the wooden knife rack and they also present a number of other advantages as well. We’re going to enumerate some of them and then offer some examples showing you how you can integrate these items into the kitchen.

Small wall-mounted knife rack under the kitchen cabinet

First of all, a magnetic knife holder is much more hygienic than a wooden one. The wooden racks are absorbent and they hold water and develop bacteria. They are also almost impossible to thoroughly clean. Another great advantage is that these magnetic racks can be attached to the wall or to the cabinet doors where they’re safer for the children. Keep them out of their reach but still handy so you can easily use them when needed.


30 Kitchen islands with tables, a simple but very clever combo

Every room has a central element that defines it. For the kitchen, that element is almost every time the kitchen island. It’s the piece that brings everything together, the piece that sits in the center and maintains an organized décor. The role of the kitchen island is not very specific. It’s a multifunctional element and it serves as a wonderful and practical storage piece with shelves and drawers but it’s also a great work surface.

Oak kitchen island with granite countertop and a rounded edge

Sometimes the kitchen island is also used as a breakfast area or table. Because of that, a special type of design has been developed. It’s a kitchen island and it’s also a table. These two pieces have been combined to create a very clever and functional mix that beautifully complements any kitchen. And just like in the case of any other piece of furniture, this type of kitchen island and table combo also comes in a variety of designs, shapes, sizes and colors.


Kitchen Brick Backsplashes – For Warm And Inviting Cooking Area

In the kitchen there aren’t many elements that have the possibility of becoming focal points. Usually the walls are painted in a neutral color, sometimes with an accent wall, the furniture has a uniform look throughout and the appliances also share similar characteristics. Among the elements that usually stand out we could mention the hardware, the lighting fixtures and the backsplash.

Countryside kitchen with pitched ceiling and brick backsplash


10 Modern Bar Stool Designs For A Stylish Kitchen

Most kitchens, besides being part of an open floor plan, also feature a bar area. It’s a space that presents several advantages. For example, it’s a multifunctional space. You can use it as a work surface but also as a breakfast area or work space. Moreover, it’s perfect for those that also use the kitchen as a social space and for entertainment. But a bar means nothing without the right bar stools.

Modern open plan kitchen and living area with a minimalist bar and stools

There are numerous designs, shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. Before making a decision, there are several factors to take into consideration. For example, the bar stools should be both stylish and comfortable. If you choose one in the detriment of the other you’ll always regret it. Then you should also think whether you want the bar stools to match the bar and the rest of the kitchen décor or if you want them to be bold and to stand out. It’s easy to use bar stools as focal points. You just need to find an eye-catching design or to opt for bold and vibrant colors.


Eye-catching kitchen appliances, a fun and colorful way of standing out

In the kitchen the accent always falls on functionality. The design and interior décor need to be well-though and the space in the kitchen needs to be functional and efficiently-organized. The furniture needs to have plenty of storage space but to also maintain and simple look. The kitchen still needs to feel airy and spacious in order to avoid looking cluttered.

Small, eclectic kitchen with wooden floors and robin egg blue appliances

Maintaining a simple, linear design for the kitchen is a safe way of creating a functional décor. However, sometimes this can result in a boring, blend look and thus a monotonous atmosphere. One way of avoiding that is to include colorful and eye-catching appliances into the décor. For example, glazed, eye-candy appliances would be a wonderful way of creating focal points in the kitchen. Pair them with a simple and neutral background and they will stand out even more.


White Kitchen Cabinetry Does Not Mean Bland

For being, well, white, white is a complex color in décor. Sometimes it connotes a kind of sterile professionalism (think hospital rooms, or even in extreme cases, asylums), while other times it brings peace and harmony (think gauzy white spaces by the ocean). The kitchen in particular is often a prime candidate for white.But how do we keep white cabinets in the kitchen from being bland and boring? The key seems to be in pairing beautifully simple white cabinetry with warm, texture-heavy components to create a pleasing, airy kitchen space.

These white cabinets serve as the perfect sophisticated backdrop to mosaic glass tile backsplash, the dark wood island, and stainless steel appliances. Being white, the cabinetry lets these other items take center stage while maintaining the clean, sleek appearance that’s attractive in a kitchen.


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