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Breathe life into your Palm Beach kitchen

24 Apr 2013 12:53 PM
Breathe life into your Palm Beach kitchen

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this is especially true in beach houses, where the rooms should reflect the warmth and leisure of the surroundings. For owners of Palm Beach homes, this often involves picking a sea-centered color scheme and utilizing an open and inviting layout. All kitchens are different, but there are a few popular techniques for embracing the beach in your Palm Beach home's kitchen.

Open waters
Many interior designers believe that kitchens in beach homes should match the airy, open feel of their surroundings. Because of this, kitchens with open layouts and high ceilings are commonplace in southern Florida. According to Houzz, using one large open space to serve as both kitchen and dining room can help homeowners create a laid-back atmosphere that perfectly mirrors the landscape.

Clean white
Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" for a reason, and your kitchen should reflect that. Many Palm Beach homeowners opt for white cabinets and walls, as the clean, natural effect helps add to the light, airy feeling they are after. Kitchen Designs reports that white cabinets can also help to balance out stainless steel appliances and other industrial elements.

However, you shouldn't feel tied down to your white scheme. The source recommends accenting the room with colorful touches - especially in the blue and green spectrum - to add a feeling of playfulness and vibrancy. 

Ideal views
Of course, your kitchen's windows may be the most important part of the room. Most Palm Beach homes have great views that should be emphasized by whatever kitchen layout you choose. Putting your kitchen table next to your window or installing a breakfast nook are great ways to get the most out of your awe-inspiring view.