Have a desperate desire to renovate your kitchen space but running short on inspirational ideas? One great way to spark the brainstorming process is by exploring kitchens from different regions of the world! The kitchen serves a vital purpose in the home but it doesn’t have to be all business and practicality – your kitchen can still offer a positive reflection of your great aesthetic taste and creative mind! For most regions in Asia, it is very important for homeowners to maximize their kitchen space, as Asian families are on average larger than anywhere else in the world. In addition, their collective culture calls for a greater frequency of large gatherings to indulge in social customs such as large family dinners. Moreover, if anyone knows about the high importance of practicality in the kitchen – it’s the Asian community!
The Asian kitchen above was built with the purpose to cater to a large family, as evident by its large open concept floor layout, practical cabinets, and maximized countertop space. When feeding and entertaining a large family, this kitchen does not only meet culinary needs but also enables comfortable occupancy of the space. It efficiently accomplishes its purpose as a functional space while also playing up blue and white hues to add tranquility and design. Who says practicality has to be boring!
In contrast to the purposeful kitchen featured above, this kitchen definitely offers more luxury and décor to its theme while maintaining the same function of catering to a large quantity of people. Notice how the island is able to conveniently accommodate excess guests but also maintains style and glam! In addition, note how the simplistic black and white color scheme mixed with the naked stainless steel countertops offer dramatic effects and great lighting with the steel’s reflective properties.
Tip: When using an Asian décor theme keep in mind: a little goes a long way!