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Three Tips for Brightening Up Your Kitchen

custom-home-interior-240The kitchen is the heart of your home. When you relax, entertain, cook, or eat in your kitchen, you want it to be warm and inviting. When you open up the kitchen pages in a magazine or on Pinterest, you’ll see picture after picture of warm, comfortable kitchens. When you work with Tribus Homes to build or renovate your custom kitchen, we collaborate with you to make it as warm and comfortable as possible.

Our fifty years of combined experience has taught us that the most important part of a warm kitchen is the light. Without light, a kitchen will look dull…but with the proper light, your kitchen can become truly beautiful. That can be tough to achieve, especially in modern Toronto condo kitchens. What can you do if your kitchen doesn’t have enough natural light? Here’s a few ideas.

Use lighter tones in your kitchen

The colors of your kitchen can have a big impact. Consider using lighter tones, like light grey, pearl white, or beige, to make the room look brighter. A darker color is going to reduce the amount of light in the room, while lighter tones keep the light bouncing, giving your kitchen more radiance without affecting your light bill. Cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, even appliances: every surface in your kitchen can benefit from a “light” touch.

Ceiling Lights

Many custom or renovated Toronto kitchens will feature big hanging lighting fixtures. At Tribus Homes, we’ve created kitchens that demonstrate how hanging lights can become an attractive visual centerpiece for your kitchen.

If that doesn’t fit your vision or your budget, though you should consider flush mount ceiling lights. Newer condos often feature these, and it’s for good reason: they can add subtle, indirect light in your room. When you install modern LED bulbs, they can also both be  long-lasting and save you a significant amount of money on your lighting bill.

Cabinet placement

Cabinet placement is an underrated way to make a room more visually warm and bright. Cabinets that are too close to windows can block natural light sources, which can have a big impact in a small condo kitchen. You may also want to consider open shelving near windows, which will not only let light through, but is a great place to put plants and herbs that will make your space look more lively, and make it smell great!

Call Tribus Homes To Start Your New Kitchen

These are just a few ideas on how you can turn your kitchen into the warm, inviting, well-lit heart of your family home. Whether it’s a modern space-efficient condo or a full-sized custom home, Tribus Homes can work with you to design and build a great kitchen. Call us now for a free consultation.

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