Design Insider: Essentials for Fab Kitchen Design

Hello Fabulistas! Did you know that one of the most involved rooms to remodel in your home is the kitchen? There are so many appliances and functionality to think about. You can’t just throw up a fresh coat of paint and bring in some new furniture! I’m going to walk you through the things you need for a fab AND functional kitchen:

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Functional layout

Whether you’re an expert at cooking up souffles or ordering Chinese takeout, you need a kitchen layout that will allow you to move around and get what you need. When I have the room, I love to put in a kitchen island if there’s enough room. You won’t believe what it will do for your space. I love this kitchen, which had room for not only one, but two!

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Clever storage options

Never forget storage when you’re planning any remodeling project! Hidden storage is your best friend, so embrace it. Here, this slide-out drawer keeps paper towels and dish towels out of sight. Think about slide-out drawers for spice racks, and other storage. I’ve even seen slide-out drawers for dog bowls!

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Stylish kitchen sink

One of the first things I like to do with clients is pick out the kitchen sink. So many times its style leads us to all the other style choices in the kitchen! Like with this hammered copper beauty, I’d go with a neutral, rural theme. Plus, who doesn’t love a huge farm sink?!

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Make it your own!

Last but definitely not least, you should make your space feel like yours! If you have a collection of fine china, think about displaying it on open shelves. If you have a vintage wine collection, think about displaying it in some creative way. You spend so much time in the kitchen, that you should feel as home in it as any other room in your home!

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Did I miss any essentials for FAB kitchen design? Let me know in the comment section below!