Everybody loves a big kitchen. There’s lots of room for more than one cook, and enough space for informal dining. However, a large kitchen can sometimes feel cold and distant. By following certain rules, you can have a warm and cozy kitchen no matter the size.
First, consider the role of your furniture when decorating a large kitchen. You’ll want a big table with comfortable seating rather than a small café table. The kitchen is also a great place to display your collectibles. Obviously, you’ll want some sort of shelving or cabinet space for your cookbooks, pottery, display dishes, or even for collections that have nothing to do with kitchens and cooking.
Next, check if the kitchen can accommodate an island — wether it´s a small portable butcher block work station or a fixed island with workspace, an extra sink, and bar stool seating that makes it a fantastic place for a quick breakfast or after school snack.
Also good lighting is vital in the kitchen, especially for preparing and cooking food. If you have a large kitchen, buy large lighting fixtures and add plenty of recessed lighting, including lighting under the cabinets.
Give your kitchen a visual statement by adding potted plants (silk or real) and/or decorative pieces, such as urns, wall hangings, and some architectural pieces to match your décor. Turning one wall into a gallery for the kids’ photos and crayoned art work might also be a great idea.
Some kitchens have a fireplace, which makes any room warm and friendly immediately. But even without one, you can turn that large kitchen into a homey, welcoming space.
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