When starting any kitchen project, you may have the bones in place—the layout, cabinets, and counters—but it’s all the key details that can make or break how efficient the space is—and add elements of beauty, cohesiveness, and design, too. Think, for example, how important it is to have kitchen outlets positioned in the right spot for plugging in the coffee maker or the mixer. Or how a well-placed rail system, like Rejuvenation’s Brookside, can add a good-looking place to both store and display kitchen linens, brushes, and wooden spoons.
Whether you’re embarking on a full renovation or making simpler swaps to your existing space, a few upgrades can create a kitchen that’s both hardworking and well-designed—a space that’s easy to cook in, move around, and gather in, too. Consider these six key elements that make a big difference, via Rejuvenation:
1. Lighting, lighting, lighting
The importance of lighting in the kitchen can’t be overstated. You’ll need good light for a variety of purposes: flexible overhead light that illuminates the whole space and focused, strong support light for chopping, cleaning, and other kitchen tasks.
2. Hard-working hardware
Select knobs and pulls that are in proportion to your cabinets and that align with their function, like these Blair Drawer Pulls (from $30 each), shown here in aged brass. Larger-scale pulls are well-suited for opening tall cabinet doors or built-in appliances.
3. A faucet with flair
4. Design-forward storage
The Blair Shelf Brackets shown here ($189 for a set of two) are available in five finishes and add practical storage (and a place to display art). Also shown is the streamlined Fenton Switchplate ($18), available in five finishes.
5. Flexible seating
6. Elements of style
See the rest of the retailer’s design-worthy kitchen offerings at Rejuvenation.
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