Design Ideas, Travertine Installation

How to create efficient and attractive storage in your kitchen

When it comes to creating a new look for your kitchen, you have to keep a unique set of standards in mind. Unlike the living room or family room, your kitchen has a distinctly practical purpose in regard to preparing, cooking and serving meals.

However, that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice style in creating an effective culinary space. An ideal kitchen should be equal parts practical and decorative, so that not an inch of space is wasted.

One kitchen addition that is both useful and beautiful is travertine installation. With a floor made of incredible travertine tiles, you can bring a classic and durable aesthetic to this room.

As for the rest of this space, here are a few efficient and appealing storage solutions to round out your design.

Hanging pot racks
The great thing about storage in the kitchen is that you actually want to put your various kitchenware, silverware, cooking utensils and special ingredients on display. If you have a set of beautiful pots and pans, a hanging rack can be the ideal way to incorporate these items into the room.

This display rack should be positioned above your sink, a cutting board station or a central island for maximum effect. This way, the dangling pots and pans will seem like part of a well-loved and functional kitchen.

Glass-door cabinets
Chances are, most of the cabinets in your kitchen are made of wood. However, replacing a few of the cabinet doors with glass models can provide a unique and elegant edge in your kitchen.

Not only will this vary the design scheme of your cabinets, but you can highlight your fine china or antique kitchenware when guests come for dinner.

If you want to take this idea one step further, consider purchasing a new standalone cabinet for your kitchen with glass-paned doors. This will give you extra space to store odds and ends in your kitchen while freeing up room for silverware, plates and serving utensils.

Kitchen island
If you don’t have one already, a kitchen island can be just the thing to breathe new life into your home. Set in the middle of the room, this unique countertop can be used for a variety of purposes.

The base of the island is perfect for holding a variety of ingredients and utensils you’ll need when preparing family meals. Additionally, the island can be a great spot for family and friends to gather in the kitchen, whether it’s chatting over drinks, sampling appetizers or helping the kids finish their homework.

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