26 January 2011

The ambience - problems & solutions

The kitchen is the true heart of the home.


Kitchen ambience - problem

The kitchen is the true heart of the home. As kitchens became smaller, and could no longer accommodate a family table, the function of the heart of the home was acknowledged by architects, in that open-plan kitchens became the norm. This meant that whoever was cooking, was not inaccessible to the rest of the family. The true heart of the home the home once again took its rightful place.

The amount of time a family spends in a kitchen is high. Not only is cooking and cleaning done there, but often also the laundry, as many kitchens have the right connections for these machines. Cooking smells, heaps of wet laundry and dirty dishes can do much to detract from the welcoming atmosphere of the kitchen.

Especially in flats, kitchen windows are also often small and south-facing, so they do not let in a lot of natural light. Drab curtains and chipped kicthen cupboards will also not add much to the atmosphere.

Because of all the different activities that take place in a kitchen, it can be difficult to keep it clean, tidy and welcoming, but fortunately there are many products on the market to help you.

Kitchen ambience - solution 

A kitchen, apart from being clean, should also be well organised and welcoming. There should preferably be a pleasant and comortable place to sit and have a nice cup of tea, read the paper and chat to the family.

A kitchen should not have unpleasant odours or insect or rodent infestations. These things will certainly not contribute to the ambience of this very important room. Fortunately there are many products on the market to help rid you of these unwanted visitors to your kitchen.

Although not always possible in modern homes, it is very cosy and practical if you can put a table in the kitchen.

Bright colours will also add to the cheerful ambience of this room. Brightly-coloured curtains and walls and cupboards will add to this too.

Well-organised cupboards and shelving space will contribute to the atmosphere of this room. Attractive crockery can easily be turned into an aesthetic feature - just use a little imagination. Attractive pictures can also contribute greatly to the ambience of this room, as can fruit bowls. 

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