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Dishing out the Right Stuff: Guide to Buying Great Kitchen Furniture

Kitchen is the heart and soul of your home and while most guys would dispute that claim, it is only natural that every woman feels that her kitchen needs to be just perfect. Getting a perfect kitchen is not just about bringing home a model setting that has been put together in the store. It is all about getting what you need and crave for. So let’s get down to learning how to go about shopping for your kitchen needs. We promise you that it is not as hard as it looks…

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Look at your own kitchen first and understand its needs

The most important aspect of prepping up your kitchen is to understand its needs and to ensure that whatever you bring home from the shopping spree fits perfectly into the available space. You’ll have to remember the shape, the size and dimensions of your kitchen as you go out to shop. There is no point in buying something that takes up too much space or looks diminutive as it ruins the look of your kitchen.

Measure the whole area and the corner space

Unlike other parts of your home, kitchen is a room that uses plenty of storage spaces, hence getting those free-standing or fixed shelves to sit perfectly into the corners, is a must. Also a must, every corner and available inch of the space, must be used to hilt so that you make the most of what you have.

The shape and type of your kitchen table

There is no doubt that the kitchen table will always be the center showpiece of your cooking space and it is from here that the rest of the kitchen starts to evolve. The kind of table that you have depends on the platform of the kitchen and its shape. If it is an L-shaped platform then a circular or oval table fits best. Otherwise you can always pick the square one. At the end of the day, it is all about adding class without making it congested.

Decide on the style and theme

Your shopping becomes a lot easier and simpler once you make a choice regarding the style and theme of your kitchen. The beauty here though is that unlike every other room of your home, you need not always stick to the common flowing theme. A modern minimalist home can have a sleek retro-styled kitchen while a Victorian home can sport a less fancy and more contemporary kitchen. It still goes very well with the home and will look gorgeous as a complimentary asset.

Picking your shelves

Here is a simple rule— if you own the home then it’s preferable to go for fixed shelves while if it’s a rented property then opt for free-standing storage options that you can carry along with you whenever needed. Ensure that they have a fireproof finishing because even though they’re expensive, it could really avert a major and unforeseen disaster.

And maybe just some kitchen inspiration …

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2 Comments so far to “Dishing out the Right Stuff: Guide to Buying Great Kitchen Furniture”
  1. Blake Marvin Says:

    love that first shot!

  2. HDF Says:

    @Blake Marvin – It is a beautiful kitchen.

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