Italian kitchens are the heart of the home. In Italy, everything revolves around the kitchen, and it’s a place where friends and family come together for good food and good wine. We love our kitchens, and we know that you love what you do in them – cooking great meals, sitting down with loved ones, eating delicious dinners, and laughing way into the night. Great kitchen design is about looking at your needs and wants, and creating something personal. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be living in a rural Italian farmhouse, you can still have a space that lets you entertain and enjoy your kitchen.
Here are a few ways to bring that Italian style into your home:
Space to dine
Meal times are important to Italian families. Rather than rushing and eating on the go, or sitting in front of the television, they like to sit down to eat at the table in the kitchen. Design your kitchen with space for a table for your family – and a few friends should they drop by! Even if you've not got space for a large farmhouse table, you might be able to incorporate a breakfast bar or something smaller.
Think beyond the cupboard
Rather than hiding everything away, Italian kitchens showcase their utensils, with pots and pans all being on display. Think about how you can integrate the utensils you use on a regular basis into the design of your kitchen, through stands, wall hangings and shelves. This also makes it much easier to find everything!
Warm colours and textures
Use warm colours on the walls and flooring to create that sunshine feel. Combining a classic rustic style through flagstone floors or wooden cupboards with contemporary design will mean that your kitchen is functional but feels desirable.
These are just a few ways to get some of the Italian magic into your home. Now all you have to do is put the spaghetti on and crack open a bottle! Buon appetito!
Interested in creating your own Italian kitchen? Contact the team at BPM Kitchens today to find out how we can make it happen.