So you like the look of the bistro-style kitchens leaping out at you in all the homes magazines and the lifestyle shows on television?
But what are the crucial elements that will set your kitchen apart from others, ensuring admiring comments from all your guests?
- Marble or marble effect tiling and kitchen tops
What do we love about marble? In a kitchen or bathroom it’s so fresh and clean and oozes class.
It’s very tough and hard-wearing, so your investment will endure.
You don’t have to use marble on every worktop, though. You could always use it as a splashback or even just a chopping board if the budget is tight.
- Mono colour scheme
Black and white makes a big impact, giving your kitchen the wow factor, and there is always the opportunity to add a splash of colour in your blinds to provide a highlight and a contrast.
- Stainless steel
Even if you don’t want the industrial look for your hob and extractor fan, you can introduce it by placing a stainless steel island or breakfast bar with shiny seats and complementary implements and containers.
Flooring can make or break the feel or a room, so for somewhere as busy as the kitchen it’s worth investing at the top end of the market, if at all possible.
Real wooden flooring or smart tiles are well worth the investment, bearing in mind that the area of floor you need to cover won’t be as large as other areas of your home.
- Made To Measure Blinds
And, of course, the finishing touch is a Bistro Taupe Roller Blind – from My DIY Blinds, with free Australian mainland delivery and a 60-month guarantee.