Cook with style – Kitchen design ideas

Ivan DimitrijevicStarred Page By Ivan Dimitrijevic, 26th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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In order to love your kitchen, you have to feel nice in it, and to make that happen you have to make some investments to make it be functional and nice...


Ever watched Jamie Oliver? I’m sure you have, at least once. He once said: “My aim is to achieve sustainable change, not just make a cute little makeover.” The thing about his cooking is that he makes it special and unique. He has some of his own secret ingredients that make him as special as he is. “Your kitchen needs you” - is what he keeps on reminding people throughout his shows. In this article I’m not going to tell you how to become Jamie Oliver, but I am going to tell you how to cook with style and turn the –“your kitchen needs you” into “I need my kitchen”. After all, you have to be aware of the fact that you walk into your kitchen at least three times a day to make breakfast, lunch and dinner; hence the expression – I need my kitchen!

1. Use up all the space cleverly

A very common problem with kitchens is that there is never enough space for everything needed. Mixers, microwaves and all other food processors take up a lot of space (not to mention the inevitable things as the sink, the refrigerator, etc.). The solution to this problem is smart planning. What about the unused space above the refrigerator? Wouldn't it be convenient to place a cabinet there for some bigger dishes which you don’t use every day? Always think about installing these upper cabinets (especially if your kitchen is small).

2. Think about maintenance and designs

Your kitchen should be easy to maintain. Any liquid things you prepare can splash all over the place and some of them can be impossible to clean after they dry off. How to avoid this? Get yourself high quality tiles! Your kitchen tiles should be made of stone, for instance. Polished stone is very easy to clean. And, don’t forget splash-backs, too! You are looking for high quality, and what’s even more important – easy to maintain kitchen tiles! My suggestion is not to stop here. You can make lovely combinations and choose some wonderful mosaic tiles for your kitchen. Mosaics are very inspirational, and it will never hurt to have a harmoniously designed kitchen. Don’t go too trendy though, as your kitchen is a place where you cook. The latest kitchen designs are not always the best ones.

3. Never forget good lighting

Not only will having good lighting in your kitchen make a good, refreshing atmosphere, but it will also keep you safe. It is very dangerous to have poor lightning in the room where all the knives and other dangerous utensils are being used. It is recommended to install lighting directly above the areas where you work. And the last but not least, how will people see all the beautiful designs and decorations in your kitchen if the lighting is poor?

4. Good ventilation

All the cooking will make a lot of attractive, but also a lot of horrible smells. If you’ve ever gone to a friend’s house and smelled last night’s hamburgers and fries, you will understand how important good ventilation is. Never feel sorry for these kinds of investments.

5. Don’t avoid professionals

Equipping the kitchen can be done by one person, but remember, equipping the kitchen is not the same as equipping the playroom. Whenever you feel insecure or you can’t make an important decision about some instalments, consult a professional. Making mistakes while doing this can cost you a hell of a lot more in the future when trying to fix them. Always keep that in mind!


As you can see, being thorough is the key to a functional, stylish and clean kitchen. Making just a quick snack, preparing lunch or cooking dinner for friends – no matter which of these activities you are doing, you should feel nice while you’re doing them, and everything should stay clean. After all you know what they say: “You are what you eat.”


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Ivan Dimitrijevic is a seasoned blogger and SEO consultant with years of experience. His set of skills includes Social Media Marketing, SEO and blogging on a wide variety of topics.

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author avatar Denise Salmon
26th Sep 2013 (#)

great article , very interesting

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author avatar Johnny Knox
26th Sep 2013 (#)

Nice tips and advice, Ivan.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
27th Sep 2013 (#)

Very wonderful...

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28th Sep 2013 (#)


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author avatar Trillionaire
28th Sep 2013 (#)

so much great information. Thanks

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
29th Sep 2013 (#)

Beautiful kitchen design! Fascinating! Thank you for sharing, Ivan!

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
29th Sep 2013 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar joyalariwo
14th Oct 2013 (#)

Nice piece Ivan and of cos tips taken.

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