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9 Design Tricks IDs Use In The Kitchen

Looking to renovate your kitchen? Here are some delicious designs to inspire!

Looking for ideas and inspiration for your kitchen renovation? It’s no easy feat when you’re dealing with the practicalities of the single most complex space in the home and yet, you have to ensure that everything still looks good. To jumpstart your creative juices, we’ve compiled a lookbook of delicious kitchen designs.

 1. Wood Work

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While there are those who like their kitchens cool and sleek, there are many who prefer their kitchens to feel warm and organic. For the latter, nothing beats timber textures in the cooking space. Go with bold, unmistakeable grains to create an impression, or pick a timber texture that is more subdued for something more comforting.
(Design by MOMO + Partners)

 

 2. Tile Style

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Tiles are making a big comeback in the kitchen. Depending on the dimensions of the tile, you can create the look of chic French kitchens, or use mosaic tiles to introduce colour to the backsplash. Affordable and resistant to wear and tear, this traditional surfacing material is experiencing a revival in kitchen design.
(Design by Jian Associates)

 

3. Curtain Call

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Cabinets are not the only options you have when it comes to storage in the kitchen. Fabric drapes are great for concealing things like gas cylinders under the hob. These go a long way in softening the look of the kitchen and, in this case, lend a rustic down-to-earth feel to the space.
(Design by Linear Space Concepts)

 

4. Down The Line

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When dealing with a small kitchen (like those of 3-room HDB flats), designing an integrated kitchen-cum-dining table is a great way to maximise space. Contrary to popular belief, moving your preparation area away from the walls can create a sense of space with the extra room for circulation.
(Design by MOMO + Partners)

 

 5. Chalk It Up

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Love your cafes? So do we! Bring that cool, casual vibe into your kitchen with a chalkboard wall. Simply coat a blank wall with chalkboard paint and you’re ready to rock and roll. Use it to note down recipes, plan daily menus, leave notes for family members or play an impromptu game of tic-tac-toe – the possibilities are endless.
(Design by Museum Homes)

 

6. Into The Gloss

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For a more polished look, go with cabinet surfaces like acrylic panels or glossy laminates. Your colour of choice for such glossy cabinets will also affect the feel of the space. Deep black cabinets lend a sophisticated urban vibe to the cooking space while muted neutral tones bring a softer, more elegant feel.
(Design by 3D Innovative)

 

7. Industrial Strength

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A durable kitchen is a good kitchen, and nothing says hardwearing more than cement screed. Easy to maintain and relatively cheaper than other surfaces like solid surface, quartz, marble, etc, cement screed is an affordable way to give your kitchen an edgy personality. Pair it with stainless steel or even tiles to temper the raw industrialism.
(Design by Artistroom)

 

8. Simply Fresh

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Sometimes, less is more. When you don’t have a lot of room to play with, keep things simple. Introduce as much natural light into the kitchen as possible, and if space allows, consider growing fresh herbs that will add to your space and cooking.
(Design by Three-D Conceptwerke)

 

9. Splash of Colour

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While function is a priority in the kitchen, it doesn’t mean that you have to end up with a kitchen that is boring. An easy way to inject some life into your cooking space is through a colourful backsplash. A spray-painted glass backsplash in a big, bold hue is all that is needed to make a statement.
(Design by 3D Innovative)

 

 


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