How to Create an Italian Style Kitchen in Your Home
If we know anything about Italian culture it’s that our friends from south-eastern Europe love to entertain. They are gregarious, outgoing and welcoming and if you ever visit an Italian home you are bound to be impressed by their style, flair and ability to make you feel as if you’re part of the family. A very important part of the Italian home is the kitchen, as food is of course a very important part of life in that country. We owe so many of our favourite dishes to their origins in that part of the world and we can definitely take a leaf out of their book whenever it comes to a home redesign project.
How do we create some of their flair and panache and install an Italian kitchen in our own home? Do a little bit of research and have a look at some images and photographs, to see just how much colour and variety is included in the typical Italian kitchen. This is something that you need to bear in mind right from the start. If you can add as much texture and as many different complementary tones and shades as possible, you begin to bring some of that warmth that they are famous for, as a people, into your house.
You might like to consider a terracotta floor, or marble counters to begin to reflect some of that Italian style. They like to bring a lot of the outside world inside and as such if you’ve got a rather nice view of your back garden, or if you can gaze over the countryside, then you should plan for unobstructed views through a nice, large window.
When you look at some of those photographs make a note of some of the classic and stylish furniture items, accessories and functional machinery. A wine rack would probably be a good idea, an espresso machine another.
Of course whilst colour schemes, accents and accessories are all important you do need to ensure that your redesign takes into account functionality and incorporates some of the more modern aids that the kitchen of today can provide. Remember that you’ve got to be able to prepare all your meals whilst also providing a place for entertainment. Any redesign should certainly pay attention to any inefficiency that your kitchen may have had before you started. One of the biggest problem areas in the kitchen tends to be unobstructed workspace, so do be sure that you are always left with a sufficient amount of room to be creative, after you’ve made room for all your decorative items.
If you’re looking for help with the redesign of kitchens and specifically when it comes to installing an Italian kitchen, look for experts who specialise in these areas and who will be able to provide you with the type of finished look that you dream about. Then, when your Italian relatives come to visit, you’ll be able to provide them with your own interpretation of hospitality and a very warm welcome indeed.