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How to reach kitchen c-aaahhh-lm

The secret? Integration, integration, integration…
   Hannah Caton  |  written on: 12-08-2019 12:30pm

The humble kitchen, it’s the beating heart of the home. It witnesses everything from gulped-down morning cereal to laboured-over Sunday roasts, but more importantly it’s a gathering place for the family. With so much going on it can be a hectic space full of noise and movement. But implementing the right interior décor can help calm the storm, as well as making the space a little easier on the eye.

No matter how carefully you plan the rest of your kitchen design, if the white good appliances are left out in the open they tend to draw the eye and clutter the look. One of the most popular ways to overcome this is to integrate your appliances into their surroundings. It’s certainly easier than making all your cabinets match the white face of the fridge.

[Image: Roma collection in Anthracite]

Integration is especially important when redesigning smaller kitchens, as they are at a higher risk of looking cluttered and messy. Here it might be a good idea to take things a step further and match the wall colour with the cabinetry. With larger spaces, or for those of you that want more intrigue in your kitchen design, having a darker colour for the walls will help you achieve the cosy environment you’re aiming for.

It’s not just covering up fridge and dishwasher faces, however. Picking an oven or cooker that sits within an island or countertop is a great way to give your space a sleek flowing look. The aim with an integrated kitchen is to have a space that does exactly what you need it to without you noticing that it’s there.

Nowadays though if you can think it, they can integrate it. Especially when companies such as Optiplan specialise in integration. All aspects of your kitchen need to blend together or the look has, to an extent, been lost. For example, those of you who indulge in the occasional tipple will be happy to hear that there are some great integrated vertical wine racks, as well as wine coolers. If that’s not enough to convince you it’s a good idea, I don’t know what is.

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Hannah Caton

Hannah is the online writer for KBBArk, providing the latest scoop on all things interior. She's always on the lookout for the latest trends and most beautiful re-designs.