French Kitchen Design Ideas
Posted by wpsatuw2 on February 24, 2009
From France, the term of having the best food may seem a little too cliché, but there is no denying when it comes to style, especially when choosing a French kitchen design.
There are several changes for this type, but similarities can be found, especially from the Italians, where a chopping table is at the center of the kitchen area. As for the rest, like placement for the refrigerator, stove and oven, the French like to cook without any obstructions from the articles in the kitchen as well as people gathering to observe.
The main object for any French kitchen design is the visibility factor, added to the design of tables and chairs that would give an appearance of a café. Still, the work area for a French kitchen is set on having a long table where everything can be prepared, leaving the space from the wall to install shelves, cupboards and the usual appliances.
Floorings can be done using marble or seasoned mahogany, to give it a more rustic look, along with varnished shelves and cupboards for amore regal style. Hooks for pots, pans and other kitchen utensils are placed near the stove for easy accessibility, and most often using classic city tones that is similar to the old apartments found in Paris. Furnishings such as tables serve little purpose in a way, but it can add a touch of class for people who want to serve breakfast for a small family. This is mainly to their history in entertaining visitors for a drink or two while imbibing on cheese during the French Revolution.
Most modern designers have reshaped the way French kitchen designs have appeared. For most, using some of the more affordable and modular materials like plastics and synthetic woods would allow them to create a more modern French kitchen. Bar tables are also an integral part of the French design, allowing the cook to place everything within hand’s reach and can be installed with a sink to wash up the said ingredients.
Decoration has made a significant improvement, although some who still appreciate a more classical look would prefer placing a few empty wine bottles and champagne glasses on cover-less shelves that wouldn’t hide anything. This is a more important part of the French look, where nothing can be considered as an obstruction and anything can be within reach.