The kitchen has to be a practical room in the house, of course, you need somewhere to prepare meals and store ingredients and utensils. However, there is no reason why you can’t use some creativity and add some sparkle to the design to make the space fun as well as functional.
From fixtures and fittings to lighting and decor there are lots of ways to fit a feature in your kitchen. Check out these 5 ways to add design flair to your kitchen for some inspiration:
Add a feature splashback
A quick way to make an impact in the kitchen is to add some colour or texture in the form of a feature splashback. These hard, smooth surfaces usually made from glass or acrylic protect your walls from stains when cooking and are incredibly easy to keep clean – simply wipe clean.
Splashbacks almost make a great design statement! Most suppliers like Simply Plastics offer coloured acrylic splashbacks in a wide range of colours, materials and finishes so it is easy to find the right one to suit your kitchen units and colour scheme.
For a bold look choose a material in a bright colour or pattern which catches the eye or for a more subtle look try matching your splashback to the cabinets, worktops and other fixtures.
An eye-catching extractor hood
Gracefully enhance the kitchen and add a sense of style to your living space with a feature extractor hood. Originally designed to remove airborne grease, odours, and cooking fumes from your kitchen these practical appliances now come in a range of styles and be a real feature.
There are five types of cooker hoods to choose from; built-in, chimney, freestanding, integrated and island. If you’re looking for a sleek modern look try a chimney style hood; these hoods are shaped like a chimney and need to be fitted to a wall. They are usually made from a modern stainless steel and they can incorporate a stylish glass canopy to catch steam and a telescopic section to extend to the ceiling
Having good lighting is important in a room where you will be using knives and other potentially dangerous utensils. For something a bit different why not try undercabinet lighting which helps brighten a kitchen and provides crucial task lighting for meal prep and cleanup.
Under cabinet lighting allows more variations of light bulbs than the common ones. You can explore more and add variation based on your bulb choice. LEDs come out as the best option as they use around 10% of the energy of halogen bulbs, and about 40% of the energy typically consumed by a fluorescent light making them an efficient option.
Does your kitchen have a funky design feature?