Design & Decoration of Specific Rooms (03)

Functional Kitchen Design
Kitchen design includes replacing or enhancing many of the functional aspects of your kitchen, such as cabinets, appliances, storage areas, walkways, countertops, etc. Overall, your kitchen will look beautiful from a functional and architectural standpoint, but you will still have to decorate it. This article discusses easy ways to decorate your kitchen with cabinetry, picture frame lights, containers and sculptures. Do-it-yourself ideas include using plants in the kitchen for décor, building your own kitchen tree, updating a kitchen chandelier, and creating kitchen crafts. Links to easy kitchen ideas, spicing up your kitchen and kitchen décor themes.

Kitchen Decorating Ideas
This gallery is chock full of decorating ideas for kitchens. Using photo galleries, you can view sample kitchen and bath designs. Designs include kitchens, appliances, countertops and cabinets. Do-it-yourself or contractor kitchen remodelers can get ideas for kitchen makeovers here.

House Sales Tips on the Kitchen
This short video feature by ExpertVillage on what to do with your kitchen in preparing your house to sell is available on YouTube. The appearance of your kitchen can make or break your home when you're trying to sell it, so it's important to stage it appropriately. Very important is to make sure countertops are clear of any clutter. Such clutter includes cannisters and containers, but also small appliances such as toasters and coffee makers. Another important concept is to reorganize any cabinets or drawers that are cluttered, because cluttered cabinets and drawers give buyers the impression that there's not enough space in this kitchen and house for their needs. If they are neat and clean and well organized, it gives the buyer the sense that the house has plenty of storage space for all of their things.

Kitchen Renovation Trend Tips from
Today's kitchen is no longer just for cooking, as it now becomes a place to relax, eat, and even check your emails. But with the latest renovation trends, space can be a problem. Thanks to this article at, you can now have an idea on how to give your old kitchen a fresh new look, plan your lighting, maximize your food storage area, and many more. For your kitchen accessories such as sinks and drawers, there are tips on how to choose which of them can really make your life easier and more comfortable.

Kitchen Design
Although it's not essential, you can bring continuity to your home by designing the interior in the same theme as its exterior architectural style. Use the home and kitchen styles guide to identify the architectural style that most closely resembles that of your own home. Under each category, you'll find a description of the style's general characteristics and recommendations for what kinds of kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, and architectural details would best complement it. This site features home styles and their descriptions, which include: American Colonial, Cape Cod, Farm House, Dutch Colonial, Saltbox, Classical, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, Eastlake, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Arts and Crafts, Craftsman, Foursquare, Prairie, Modern, Art Deco and more.

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