Light needed to see well into cabinets and drawers. Where light fixtures are placed relative to cabinet openings is important -- avoid lighting negatives such as a "scalloped" light effect.
Wall color and cabinet finish. Lower intensity lighting will be sufficient for walls that are all-white or light in color. Darker walls or dark finishes on cabinets will require higher intensity ambient lighting.
Location and number of windows and doorways. In addition to the number of windows in the kitchen, doorways to other rooms, skylights and patio doors may play a huge role in ambient lighting. Also consider the direction windows face and how that will affect the light at various times of year.
For a person who truly love to cook, the kitchen should be decorated with some difference compared with common kitchen.There should be an abundance of counters, with a large, study table (preferably butcher block) that can double as a work table and a dining table to be used for the casual meals or informal dinners.
Stainless-steel cabinets on both sides of the businesslike range are stocked with the chef's favorite spices and oils so he can quickly grab what he needs without moving from his command position. A pot spigot is ideal for filling pasta pots right at the range -- thus saving more steps.
Traditional cabinets surround the room on three sides and feature a variety of storage options. Maximizing the efficiency of the cooking zone, cabinetry is set above and below the counters. The deep drawers could slide out with a slight tug to reveal pots, pans, and lids. Smaller drawers could hold cooking utensils.A double oven, multiple refrigerator/freezer drawers, and even a cook-top with a separate range will make cooking for large parties a breeze in your upscale kitchen.
While this kitchen is white with neutral accents, adding color is a surefire way to spice up the look of any room. See the next page for ideas on adding color to your kitchen.
2.Wood fits in with any decor and offers a nice counterpoint to the metal and stone surfaces present in the kitchen.
3.Like stone, it is a natural substance and since no two pieces are the same, every countertop is unique.