Fabulous and simple upgrades for kitchens can consist of or include finding new kitchen furniture. The new tables, bar stools, islands and accessories can make the entire room look revitalized and more functional. Sometimes an inexpensive piece can say, “New!” and give a room that needed pop.
Cooking and cleaning the room is more pleasant because the added items bring a fresh, revitalized ambience. The adding of new tables and other pieces of furniture improves kitchens whether the rooms are new, remade or just in need of a few new pieces.
The kitchens of today are designed to have enough cabinet space so that countertops do not have to be laden with too many objects. The popular design style is minimalistic with hints of classic details like on the doors of cabinets and in the backsplash behind the stovetop.
The pieces added like a table and chairs or bar stools at the island should match the cabinetry and other items that express the decor theme. For instance, a provincial-styled island does not match with industrial cabinet styles and subway tiling on the walls.
The Kitchen Island
The kitchen island is a place in the middle of the floor where cooks can prepare food. The island can include a stovetop, a sink or other items, or it can be exclusively a countertop with room for food preparation. Most islands have a cabinet and drawers under the counter. Giving more room for working and storing, the island is a welcome addition to any room with enough floor space. Serviceable and attractive, many of the islands also include a bar with room where one to four people to sit. The combination island is a useful and attractive upgrade piece.
The Kitchen Bar
The bar is the place where people come and sit right at the island in the middle of the room to drink a soda, chat or eat a quick meal or snack. Some people always eat their meals at the bar, and others always eat breakfast sitting there. If the seats are fairly comfortable, people will tend to linger longer.
Bar stools can be fun for kids and older people as well, but selecting stools that have a comfortable seat makes the bar an even better gathering spot. Stools with plush seats are available and so are tall, upholstered bar seats.
The Kitchen Nook
Some kitchens have room for a little nook in the corner under a window or next to the back door. In this space, people can place a small fold-out table with benches and/or chairs. A round table also works in the space where multiple people can fit.
Of course, investing in making a cozy little nook means making the space inviting. The chairs and bench should be comfortable as well as attractive. Upholstered chairs and benches or those with cushions help people want to sit awhile and read or enjoy the nook along with a chat over coffee.
The Kitchen Accessories
Other pieces are useful in kitchens as well such as side tables, smaller islands on rollers and extra bins or shelving for countertops. Step-stools, spice racks and hanging shelves are other useful pieces that can enhance the decor. Without cluttering, a few well-chosen accessory pieces can be of great benefit to the cook.
Today’s kitchens are never fully complete, perhaps. Still, the new or old space with some selected pieces that are useful and add to the decor style help to complete the upgrade. In fact, adding new islands, bar stools, table and chairs or other items truly makes these rooms into kitchens that feel like home.