For most people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, the kitchen is where we all gather at the end of the day, the spot where the food is made and often served. The kitchen is where your kids pick up their lunches in the morning, where they grab a quick breakfast before walking out the door. The kitchen is most certainly the most active part of any home.
Aside from the appliances, lighting is probably the most important element in any kitchen. Whether you need recessed and under-cabinet lighting, or require mini pendants over your island, kitchen lighting helps bring light and life to this busy space. Islands can be found in many contemporary homes. But island carts can also be added after the fact to add storage, prep space and overall convenience. If you have or want to add an island, consider complementary bar stools as space-saving seating options. Don't forget the smaller pieces too, such as your dinnerware, silverware, pots and pans. A well-conceived kitchen covers everything from the big statement elements such as faucets and sinks all the way down to the smaller elements such as cabinet hardware, which is a simple way to add consistency and an extra bit of design flair.