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Five inspirational kitchen ideas

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The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home, as its where many of us spend a lot of time. We cook, dine and socialize with our friends and family in the kitchen – so it’s important that it looks good and is as convenient to use as possible.

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This makes it difficult to plan the layout and general appearance of your ideal kitchen, as whatever choices you make will likely be permanent. If you’re struggling to decide on a style to implement into your new kitchen, then here are five ideas to give you some inspiration.

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Handleless Kitchens

The popularity of handleless kitchens has really shot up over the last couple of years. The minimalist design that comes with having no handles give a sleek, uninterrupted look that many have taken to. Handleless kitchens look clean and have very little clutter, meaning there is more space in the area.

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At the end of the day, handles are not really necessary, so it seems sensible to do away with them and reap the benefits of this elegant design. If you don’t feel like going all out and having an entire kitchen that is like this, then experiment with just a couple of handleless draws and cupboards before committing to anything bigger.

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Curved Kitchens

Another modern style being utilized more and more is curved kitchens, which don’t to succumb to the sharpness that edges bring. Counters, drawers and even chairs are rounded so as to create a sense of flowing continuity around the room, while they can look good in a variety of different colors.

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This type of kitchen works particularly well in large spaces, as the units can be quite bulky so as to accommodate the curves utilized. However, if you have a smaller area to work with, then there are a number of curved aspects that you can implement. They may not be particularly lavish, but they bring a simplicity that creates a sense of warmth.

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Country Kitchens

You don’t have to live on a farm to take full advantage of a quality country-styled kitchen. In fact, people from all sorts of geographical locations are getting involved in this trend – from city dwellers to suburban families. The space and natural look that comes with this kind of kitchen is incredibly appealing.

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Country designs are a lot more modern nowadays, without taking away from the more traditional elements like wooden worktops and units. If you’re looking for something with character, then you can’t really go wrong here.

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Open Plan Kitchens

If the structure of your home allows it, you might want to consider an open plan kitchen, particularly beneficial if you find yourself constantly playing host. With enough room, you can actually furnish your kitchen and your living room within the same space –allowing you to entertain while cooking for a group of friends.

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The options don’t end there, you can even combine the kitchen with a dining area, which is convenient so you’re not carrying food from room to room. It’s particularly important to make an open plan look good, as you will find yourself in the kitchen a lot more than usual – whether you’re just relaxing in front of the TV or reading the newspaper at the table.

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Island Kitchens

Should you have an ample amount of space, then one way to take advantage of this would be to implement an island-featured kitchen. Not everything needs to needs to be placed up against the walls, a decent-sized unit that sits in the middle will make use of all the room you have – which otherwise would be quite redundant.

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An island also provides a section of the kitchen for you to sit down and eat – to save you from taking meals into the dining or living room. Invest in a couple of stools and it will create a more relaxed and welcoming environment.

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The country kitchens and island kitchens were my favorite! Thank you for sharing.