Bringing the outside indoors is a huge trend today, as more homeowners want to let in as much natural sunlight and greenery into their homes as possible. Since we spend most mornings and nights in our kitchen, it makes sense to open up the room to have a view of the sky. Continue reading to learn a few tips on how to bring the outdoors into your kitchen.
One of the easiest ways to bring in more natural sunlight and open up a room is to add large windows. A large window over your sink is always a great layout choice, or a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking your backyard. If your kitchen leads to the backyard, a sliding glass door to the patio or deck is also ideal for making an easy route from the kitchen to outdoor living spaces.
If you don’t have enough wall space to add larger windows, look up to the ceiling! Skylights are a great way to add sunlight to a room, and they add a beautiful decoration. Skylights also provide a clearer look at the sky than windows, and allow you to see the stars at night or the beautiful blue sky during the day while you spend time with your family. Skylights are also the perfect accompaniment to your hanging light fixtures.
In addition to bringing light into your kitchen, a great way to bring the outdoors in is to make plants and fresh flowers part of your decor. Whether you choose plants purely for aesthetic reasons or keep fresh herbs to use in your cooking, greenery adds life to any room. For homeowners that want low maintenance plants, succulents are a great solution.
To increase the outdoorsy feel in your kitchen, choose natural materials when redesigning the room! For small changes, create a centerpiece on your table with beautiful rocks or crystals in a glass bowl. Whenever possible, choose furniture that is in its natural state, such as wooden chairs that are left unpainted. If you plan on renovating, choose natural elements such as bamboo for your floors, or a natural stone countertop.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.