Display to Organize: Kitchen design ideas (part three)
In the previous post I talk about maximizing potential by adaptation. Another DIY home design tip is to allow for expansion. When it comes to kitchen design ideas, first and foremost, I suggest maximizing functionality potential.
Design process can start anywhere. Sure. Hard to argue with that. But it’s a bit daunting, too open-ended. Somehow, it is much easier to begin with a set of guidelines or boundaries. For instance, if you have a plot of land that you can build anything on, it would make sense to refer to the context for clues. Then, miraculously, if you are respectful of the existing conditions and pay close attention, constraints might just turn into opportunities.
Design ideas file tip #3 / kitchen:
TAKE IT TO THE CEILING
Problem: Wasted space above wall cabinets.
Solution: Shift attention — highlight as if it were a focal point.
Install wall-to-wall floating cabinet/shelf for a streamlined feel.
Feature a teapot collection where functional storage is out of reach.
Use track lighting for a salon atmosphere.
Added Benefit: A chance to concoct a new organizing and displaying “recipe” with a pinch of unexpected flavor.
This post and others in the series are based on the ideaBOOK 01 Displaying & Organizing available for a free download here.
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