21 + 1 Ways To Design Your Kitchen To Lose Weight And Live Healthier, Too!
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By Barbara Kaplan –

Now that a new year has begun and change is in the air, why not look at your kitchen in a new way, too? You may have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or you may just want to eat and live healthier. Your kitchen is an easy place to start and the design possibilities are easy to implement. Don’t take it too seriously and have fun creating your unique culinary space.

Personalize Your Kitchen For You – Create an environment that embraces you and feels good as you walk into.

Bring In Your Five Senses – Bring in music, art, aromatic candles, low calorie tastes and treats and work with utensils that feel good to your touch.

Make Aesthetics More Important Than Food – Create an environment of comfort and beauty.

Make It Easy and inviting to reach for healthy snacks and difficult to find unhealthy or fattening food for you. Out of sight, out of mind.

Decorate In Colors that you love so that your kitchen is a place where you f…………… continues on citysuntimes

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Check out kitchen design trends for 2014
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It’s the one room in the house where everyone gathers every day. As the most popular spot in every home, why not make your kitchen the most attractive and inviting room, too? Here are some hot trends in kitchen decor:

The showcase kitchen

Without a doubt, today’s kitchen is much more than a place to prepare food. With the continued emphasis on lifestyle and food, the kitchen is more of a draw than ever. Contemporary design capitalizes on this trend with lots of exciting elements to make the kitchen more of a living space.

Take lighting. Out are those little glass pendants suspended over an island. In are sizeable lighting fixtures that make a splash in the middle of the room. A good example is the drum pendant light fixture now taking center stage in kitchen design centers and magazines. Simply changing your main fixture to one that’s brighter and more prominent may be all it takes to give your kitchen a welcome makeover.

Specialty-focused

Kitchens continue to be focused on features like sustainability, cooking options and ease of use. Trends that favor energy savings are a key development. Touchless faucets save on water and energy-stingy appliances can trim electric bills.

Integrated appliances are another important development. Topping the lists are appliances integrated into the cabinetry, making your kitchen more li…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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