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5 Quirky kitchen features you wish you had in your home

5 Quirky kitchen features you wish you had in your home

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and is a room that we spend a significant amount of time in every day. It also offers a great opportunity to reflect you and your personal style.

If you’re looking something a little different to really set your kitchen space apart, here are five seriously quirky features that you’ll wish you already had.

1. Shopping list wall

Having a shopping list to hand in the kitchen is particularly useful, but paper lists can leave a lot of waste paper hanging around. Chalkboards are a really popular solution to this, so why not consider creating a chalkboard wall?

Chalkboard paint can be bought from most DIY shops nowadays, and by applying it to an entire wall you can create an attractive feature that changes every week. It could also provide a great opportunity to keep the little ones busy, letting them draw pictures with multi-coloured chalk pieces while you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea.

2. Built-in animal bed

We’re a nation of animal lovers. It’s official. As a result, we’re always looking for ways to make our beloved pets feel as comfortable as possible, if not a little spoilt. If your love for your pet knows no bounds, consider including a built-in under cabinet pet bed to give them a place to relax whilst you’re getting dinner ready.

This can be designed to fit seamlessly in to your kitchen layout, meaning that you no longer have to worry about tripping over their bed, and toys, which may often be lying around in corner. Your furry friend is comfortable and happy, and your kitchen is clutter free, everyone’s a winner!

3. Tiles, tiles, tiles

Ok, this may not be a quirky feature as such, but with so many different patterns and styles available, you’ve got the freedom to be truly unique with your décor options. Subway tiles are proving to be very popular at the moment, and can help to create a stunning and easy to clean backsplash.

But don’t stop there! There are so many beautifully patterned tiles available that you can combine them with a simple subway tile backsplash to create an impressive final result.

4. Make an island out of anything!

If you have the available space, a kitchen island can be an extremely useful storage solution. And can even include some of your cooking appliances. Rather than opting for a traditional island, you may want to consider using something a little different.

By repainting an old chest of drawers, you’ll save money on buying an entirely new piece, but also be creating a beautiful and unique storage solution that you can use as a kitchen island. Similarly, and old bookshelf can be re-purposed to hold plates, glasses and any other bits and bobs you have lying around. Adding a long, slim console behind either of these two options, with the addition of stools or a seating bench, and you’ve got an extra place to sit and enjoy family meals.

5. Playful lighting

Experimenting with lighting solutions could completely alter the atmosphere in your kitchen. Soft lighting under the base of your kitchen cabinets doesn’t just look great, but it can also save you from stubbing your toes whilst on a midnight snack run.

If you need to make the most of a smaller kitchen space, and alternative solution may be to add some open shelving in front of any windows. Light will still be able to pass through, but you’ll also have additional storage space. They can also be fitted on hinges, so they can be opened or closed as and when you want.

Thinking of adding some unique features to your kitchen space, but not sure where to start? Kitch Living Direct has the knowledge, experience, and unrivalled reputation to help you build the kitchen of your dreams. Take a look the range, or get in touch with a member of the team today.

by James Holmes

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