Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Galley kitchens are the top choice of professional chefs and aspiring amateurs as they are super-efficient. Two runs of kitchen units run parallel to one another, putting everything within easy reach. This may not be the best solution for small kitchens, as you need an absolute minimum of 120cm between the runs of units to allow for safe traffic flow – 140cm if more than one person is likely to be cooking.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Begin by separating your kitchen into different zones for cooking and work (food prep and washing). Your cooking zone includes your oven, hob or range cooker, an extractor fan and a microwave if you have one. Make sure this area is not in the pathway to a door or blocking the main thoroughfare through the room – handling hot cookware while people are trying to walk past you is a recipe for disaster.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Pigeon perfect, varying the colour on kitchen cabinetry is a clever way to distort perspective and give the impression of more space,’ says Jasper Middleton, Design Director, Middleton Bespoke. ‘In this galley-style kitchen we used pale paint on the taller, more dominant cabinetry, making it appear to fade into the background a little. Painting the base units in a different, much darker shade helps draw the eyes away and distracts attention from the room’s narrow shape.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Refreshing blue-greens, pale shades needn’t lack punch,’ says Jamie Telford, Director, Roundhouse. ‘We love the refreshing tones of this paint colour, which has a blue base warmed with green. It can be lifted further with limed-oak flooring and chunky oaks shelves. We doubt you’ll ever tire of it, but if you do the beauty of a painted kitchen is that the colour can be easily changed.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, November 08th , 2017. Stick to a monochromatic palette, keep to a monochrome scheme and add colour, texture and pattern with out-there accessories. White will open up a bathroom like no other colour, making it feel as spacious as possible. White tiles and black grouting can be a winning combination in a small bathroom.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Pretty in pink, keeping strong colours, such as this Dusty Pink, to below eye-level will reduce their prominence in the room, allowing you to go a few shades bolder than you might otherwise dare,’ says Barry Walker, Executive Operations Manager, Chalon. ‘Use polished worktops such as granite or quartz in pale shades to bounce the light and keep the overall look fresh and uplifting. Timber accents on doorknobs and freestanding pieces will provide contrast and help stop the colour feeling flat.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. Cream country-style kitchen with exposed wood beams and stone flooring. In a farmhouse choose a kitchen design that complements the original features in your home. Here cream cabinetry and pale stone flooring blend seamlessly with the vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams. The island unit has been painted in coordinating stone and accents of pink and purple have been added with fuchsia pendant lamps, glassware and a pretty patterned blind.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. The work zone is where will have your fridge-freeze as well as your kitchen sink, dishwasher and kitchen waste bin - these should all be as close together as possible so you can tip leftover food into the bin, rinse the plates then stack them in the dishwasher with minimum effort. You might want to position your kitchen cabinets and drawers for storing crockery and cutlery close by as well, for ease of putting away.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, November 07th , 2017. For some it may be all about large windows, for others a vaulted ceiling or even a teeny tiny nook – whichever architectural character makes you feel most zen, employ it in the master suite.Make your bed a den of dreams with lots of pillows, cushions and throws of varying materials and textures. In the summer months you’ll want to minimise the fuss and opt for clean sheets without the frills, but in the winter we can’t get enough of faux fur, chunky textures and fluffy covers.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, November 08th , 2017. If you don’t have a separate utility room, you may also need to factor in a washing zone for your washing machine and tumble dryer. A combined washer-dryer will save space and can be tucked away behind kitchen unit doors when not in use. In an open-plan kitchen, you will also need a separate dining and/or living area, placed as far away from the work zone as possible so as not to disturb anyone eating or relaxing in those areas. A breakfast bar is a smart way to squeeze in informal seating in a small kitchen.
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