What's cooking in the kitchen
As the heart of the home you want a kitchen that says family, cooking and style all in one. You also want a kitchen that offers plenty of storage space and more than enough room for appliances. Here are some kitchens to inspire ...
This coastal home boasts a kitchen and dining space in one. Light and airy, the stainless steel appliances and countertops, and white satin doors and walls keep the room fresh even when the cooking is hot.
If you want to kit your kitchen out in stainless steel, you'll do well to get in touch with a catering supply company. These guys are experts at kitting out the hardest working kitchens in the highest style.
ABOVE: If a kitchen with high style is top of your list you'll want a design that blows the budget with all the latest mod cons, cabinets and fittings to match.
Door-to-door cabinets hide away appliances for a streamlined look that is uber hot - even when the cooking's not! In this kitchen dark floor cabinets contrast with white counters, white wall cabinets, white walls and white floor.
ABOVE: If entertaining is the name of the game in your kitchen, plan for easy access to the outdoors. When the summer's hot the chef can keep cool while preparing a family feast.
Seamless glass or sliding doors are easily slid open to allow the indoors to flow effortlessly with the outdoors, creating the perfect atmosphere for indoor-outdoor entertaining in our beautiful climate.
Shake up the traditional kitchen with a mix of Shaker style and just a touch of modern influence. If you can't afford a new kitchen, give your cabinets an update with paint and new handles, and whilst you at it - add some new lighting to bring your kitchen into the 21st century with style and elegance.
LEFT: If you feel that painting wood is a travesty - give your cabinets a light sanding and refresh and vitalise with wood stain and sealer for a new look.
There are so many ways that you can update a kitchen if you simply don't have the budget to replace. Get out the paintbrushes - or spray paint - and you can easily give your kitchen a completely new look in a weekend. However, do make sure to prepare everything properly beforehand. You'll find plenty of advice and projects in the Home-Dzine - Kitchens.