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Adorn your kitchen

To make countertops interesting, mix and match the wood finishes with different textures.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2010 02:45 IST
Aroma Sah
Aroma Sah
Hindustan Times

The most important and the most work-intensive space of the house is the kitchen. Here are a few tips on how to make the most busy area of the home, the kitchen, look the best:


In a classic kitchen décor, use oak wood. For a contemporary design, use fine-grained woods such as cherry and maple, that give a modern look.


To make countertops interesting, mix and match the wood finishes with different textures. It will add depth to the room.


Even though slate and marble slabs and tile mosaics are fast becoming popular, the kitchen countertops and tabletops should be made of harder stones like granite. Also, they require less maintenance.


It’s important to choose consistent flooring material with the rest of the home. Tile is distinctive, but it can be cold if not heated underneath, and its hard surface may require an area rug in work areas where prolonged standing occurs. So decide the flooring of the kitchen according to the weather conditions of the place you reside in.


An open kitchen format that has hanging pots and pans from a ceiling counter or from the wall looks very interesting.


Instead of placing decor items, play with natural colours you have. Placing spices in glass jars will add colour to a dull kitchen.


Always keep the kitchen floor lower than compared to other rooms so that there can be proper drainage facility available. Lower floor helps in draining keeping the kitchen dry.


Recessed adjustable lighting and decorative lighting fixtures spotlighting your kitchen or dining area can add a dramatic effect to your kitchen decor.

With inputs from Sidhant Lamba, chief designer, Continental Furnishers and Mukul Goyal, product designer.

First Published: Apr 23, 2010 16:25 IST