Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 2017. Cream kitchens are one of the most popular styles – with other colours such as ivory, off-white and buttermilk also popular choices. This colour lends itself to a number of decorating styles, from rustic to contemporary. A new kitchen is a huge investment, so it’s no surprise that so many of us opt for a shade that will stand the test of time. You might choose an ultra-modern glossy cream kitchen that combines streamlined cabinetry with the latest appliances, or perhaps use painted cream cupboards to transform a cottage kitchen that has low ceilings.
Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 2017. Modern cream kitchen with black granite worktop. In a modern home, choose a cream kitchen to create a bright and summery feel. Combine cream units with black worktops for a practical, family kitchen and choose glass doors for two of the cupboards to display your prettiest tableware. If you have space, add a small breakfast table and choose a pretty tablecloth in pale blue polka-dot or vintage floral fabric.
Laurent Living Room, October 07th , 2017. Open-plan living room ideas. It’s easy to create an open-plan living room that feels cosy, yet seamlessly linked to the rest of your home. Take a browse through our gallery of inspirational ideas to create a beautiful modern, open-plan living space. Link two areas, such as a living and dining space, with a unifying colour scheme. Go for timeless soft white or a neutral shade and choose furniture from a similar colour palette for both areas.
Laurent Living Room, October 07th , 2017. Living room storage ideas. Good living room storage is almost as important as a good living room layout. Clutter can build up quickly in a space that’s used by the whole household every day, so it’s important that everything has its right place.
Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 2017. The kitchen is the heart of the home and your table works hard to fulfill many functions – as a place for evening meals, family gatherings, somewhere children can do their homework, or a spot to sit with a cuppa and your laptop. Consider the space available, an extending kitchen table could be the best choice if you entertain occasionally. Choose from farmhouse tables with exposed wood tops, in raw oak or painted finishes to add classic style, and if you have space, a refectory table that can be paired with benches is perfect for families. Get a mid-century modern look with the curves and tapered legs of an Ercol table, or go for a contemporary style with a white steel frame kitchen table.
Laurent Living Room, October 07th , 2017. A coffee table with drawers or a hidden shelf is perfect for keeping remote controls within reach but out of sight. Footstools that open up to reveal a secret storage compartment are another neat tidying trick, especially in small living rooms. Open shelving is great for books and ornaments, but it’s useful to have some kind of drawer or cupboard storage in your living room as well, where you can tuck away things like laptops and other items that you don’t want on display. Remember to leave plenty of room for any furniture with doors or drawers to open properly.
Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 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.
Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 2017. Black and white kitchens for monochrome fans. A black and white scheme is always a sophisticated choice for a kitchen scheme and, whether you favour a traditional or modern scheme, monochrome is a palette that works perfectly both ways. From a chequerboard tiled floor for a 1950s diner feel, a black range cooker against classic white cabinetry for a country ambience, or the new wave of graphic patterns, outlines and silhouettes, there’s a black and white design to suit any scheme.
Laurent Kitchen, October 07th , 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.
Laurent Living Room, October 07th , 2017. If you have a bit more space to play with, bring the furniture away from the walls to create a cosy sitting area. This works especially well in open-plan living spaces, helping to zone the relaxation area from the thoroughfares or dining, cooking and study areas. If the back of your sofa isn’t much to look at, hide it behind a low console table topped with decorative objects. A good rug can also help to zone a living space, making it feel more intimate. Place the front legs of sofas and chairs on the rug, leaving the back legs off, to give mismatched furniture a more unified feel.
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