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HOW TO DESIGN YOUR DREAM KITCHEN WITH DEB SAUNDERS

April 8, 2022

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Did you love Deb's first blog helping you create a cohesive bathroom ?

Well if you loved that blog, then you are going to love this blog even more!

Your kitchen is easily one of the most important and used spaces in your home. Creating your dream kitchen needs practical solutions but you also don't need to forego your personal style while doing that.

SCROLL DOWN TO READ DEB'S TIPS AND ADVICE ON DESIGNING YOUR DREAM KITCHEN.

TONE ON TONE KITCHEN

Warm hues

Soft, earthy hues with sophisticated brass tapware, stone benchtops and stone shelving make this kitchen a real head turner.

We have matched Smartstone Calcutta Crema shelves to the Calcutta Crema benchtop and added feature lighting to create a retreat vibe.

Warmth is created by using oak floors in Arctic White and a graded tone on tone palette.

Styling items like mini artworks and raw earthy ceramics enhance the look and feel of the space.

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Deb's Top 3 Kitchen Design Tips

"Integrate! If you can integrate your appliances like fridge, dishwasher and even build your microwave into your joinery  it creates a very sleek, upscale and clean look. It isn't always possible but something to consider at the planning stage."

TIP ONE

"Light it up. A well lit kitchen is essential due to the food preparation & cooking that will happen in the space. Consider your task lighting to make sure your kitchen functions well. Once all the essentials are sorted, if you can fit it in the budget you can trick it up! My favourite thing to do in any room but especially the kitchen is to layer lighting for an impressive look. An example of where to place strip lighting would be in areas like, below overhead cabinetry or above kicks for a subtle glow. Get your electrician to wire them so they can be switched separately. That way you can switch just your strip lighting on when you aren't cooking and use them for mood lighting, in a similar way that you would use a lamp in a room. This works exceptionally well in an open plan living kitchen dining room as the light can be seen from everywhere & the subtle glow is striking."

TIP TWO

"Material & Appliance Choices. Counter tops, appliances and joinery will usually be working hard in this area. For that reason I would recommend choosing the best quality you can afford. Easy to care for and hardwearing are a must especially if you cook often. A stunning stone countertop with beautiful joinery is a knockout combination. Choose materials that are easy to keep clean. The last thing you want are cupboards that require someone on fulltime fingerprint removal.  Keep this in mind when making selections and ask lots of questions of your Colour Consultant, as they will have great product knowledge and can help with selections."

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