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Today in Kitchen Thursdays: the elements of Mediterranean style, a beautiful exposed brick arch in kitchen, a before & after renovation and a designer kitchen in turquoise.

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Mediterranean Kitchen

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Mediterranean Kitchen

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Mediterranean Kitchen

If there is something Irish people dream about is Mediterranean weather: sun, sea, clear skies. If you have ever had the opportunity to go to a Mediterranean place and enjoy the place in summer you might be tempted to have a little reminder of it in your kitchen. And what better reminder than having your kitchen renovated following the Mediterranean style.

If you want to bold and have that type of kitchen, you will certainly be interested in this article as it goes in detail covering the different elements of this type of style. Mediterranean kitchens are charaterised by the use of warm rich colours both on the walls and everywhere else. You will also see curves and lots of hand-painted tiles on them as well as textured walls and wrought iron details.

Go to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Kitchen of the Week: Exposed Brick Arches in Illinois

Kitchen of the Week: Exposed Brick Arches in Illinois

Kitchen of the Week: Exposed Brick Arches in Illinois

And if you don’t feel like going for a full blown Mediterranean style in the kitchen maybe you might be inspired to take some of the elements only. And to help you with it we bring you a kitchen with some of those elements.

The owners of this house decided to renovate their kitchen and during the renovation they found that wall they wanted to knock down to open it up to the adjoining family room was actually a beautiful brick wall with two arches in it. They decided to keep the arches, as they were wide enough to help with flow of both light and people. And the result, as you can see above, is a very airy and spacious room with a great accent wall that adds a rustic and Mediterranean style to the overall look. The kitchen and the renovation are a great success and proof of how sometimes adapting your plans can be the way to go.

Go to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Before & After: A 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Modern Update

Before & After: A 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Modern Update

Before & After: A 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Modern Update

Not all the kitchens today are going to be the Mediterranean style. This is a more normal and conventional renovation with a beautiful black and white tiled floor at an angle that helps to create that accent feature needed in every room.

The article has all the before and after photos and as you can see the kitchen was badly in need of a renovation. It looked extremely dated and old as well as very green. The whole renovation was done on a small budget. The cabinets and drawers were in good condition so that helped to save money, but the counter top was replaced by a new stainless steel one. A good counter top will protect your cabinets units and, in the long run, save you money. It’s worth going for a quality countertop if you are planning a renovation.

Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Dan Waibel Designer Builder

Dan Waibel Designer Builder

Dan Waibel Designer Builder

And we finish today’s selection with a very colourful and bright kitchen in Mediterranean colours: turquoise and yellow.

This kitchen is actually mainly turquoise, thanks to the painted cabinet units, the breakfast bar and the beautiful mosaic splashback. The yellow appears in some of the accessories and in the warm colours of the wood flooring. And the only thing you can do is to look at it in awe because it’s really, really great. It’s spacious, colourful, practical (this is a working kitchen) and thanks to the arch linking it to the living room it looks bigger than it actually is.

This may not be within everyone’s reach but I’m sure that everyone can get lots of ideas and inspiration for their own kitchens.


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