Ugly kitchens. We've all seen them. We may even have one! But what makes an ugly kitchen...ugly? And how can you avoid a design disaster when you're thinking of a kitchen renovation? Find out what makes a kitchen go BAD!
|-Taking A Theme Too Far-|
Yes, rustic and shabby chic are "IN" - But this? This is "OUT." Literally. This belongs in a fort. Add in rustic elements to a neutral palette to let your personal tastes shine through without limiting your future potential!
|-Too Many Functions-|
Everyone knows clutter can be a kitchen killer, case in point above, but trying to put too many functions into one space can lead to a serious clutter problem. When space in your home is limited, reduce items you store or display to the items you use daily and weekly.
|-Less Is More-|
Tile, tile, everywhere. The quantity of tile + the choice of dark grout creates a dizzying look. Add in the natural oak and the boxed overhead lighting and this is a NOT a kitchen anyone feeling faint. Remove just ONE of these elements (preferably all 3) and the feel would dramatically change!
|-DIY Gone Awry-|
This could also fall under the category of "Taking A Theme Too Far" and "Less Is More." Matching your range to your cabinets might sound good in theory, but the actual application can be a nightmare! If you are redesigning your own kitchen remember the pro's trick of COMPLIMENTING colors, textures and patterns - not matching!