Published at Sunday, September 02nd 2018, 07:01:47 AM. Kitchen. By Aubrianne Fournier.
When you're ready for a kitchen remodel or new kitchen install and your goal is to maximize the space in your kitchen but to retain as open a design as possible, you′ll want to give due consideration to an L-shaped kitchen design.
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The traditional kitchen allows for flexibility, but it most often relies on simple design while making way for a few bold accents. For example, a white kitchen with black granite countertops might include a standout centerpiece, like a bold red kitchen island. These design choices maintain the overall look of a traditional kitchen while adding a bit of spunk to the design.
Tuscan kitchens are often accented by elegant designs, like an ornate wood range hood over a stove, or handmade tiles to provide an Old World look to a backsplash. Copper fixtures, distressed stone and wood floors are common in Tuscan kitchen designs. Add decorative vases of bright sunflowers to countertops to give the room a natural spot of color. While the overall feeling of a Tuscan kitchen should be family-friendly, the room should feel grand upon entering.