Personalizing Your Apartment Kitchen

Your Carmel Pacific Ridge apartment features a large kitchen with designer quartz countertops, solid wood cabinetry, a gas range, and stainless steel appliances. There are many ways to personalize your luxury kitchen while still allowing these upscale features and finishes to shine, creating a space where you’re sure to enjoy both cooking and dining.

Add Art

Many people don’t think of the kitchen as an ideal location for artwork, but adding color and texture to the walls can really imbue this room with personality. Choose a color palette for your kitchen and find artwork or other items that tie in with this theme. Artwork doesn’t necessarily need to be in the form of prints or photos, either—consider displaying artistic pieces with a kitchen theme, such as aprons, dish towels, or painted pots and pans. Small statuettes, vases, and other items can also bring personality and color to your kitchen. Cookbooks with covers that pick up your kitchen’s color scheme can also serve as risers to lift decorative items a few inches off your counters. When adding décor to your kitchen counters, keep items to a minimum to avoid taking up valuable working space. One or two countertop items are all you’ll need to show off your kitchen’s personality.

Set Your Table

Just like a well-made bed, a beautifully-set table can set the decorative tone of your kitchen. Keeping your table set not only gives your kitchen personality, it will also discourage you from using the table as a catch-all space for keys, papers, and other clutter. Start with a tablecloth or runner that appeals to you and maintains the color or pattern theme of your kitchen. Depending upon the size of your table, purchase two to four decorative place settings in a color and style you like—and don’t forget placemats, chargers, and cloth napkins! Add a vase and flowers (they can be real or fake) to integrate additional colors that complement your place settings. Alternatively, you can use other decorative items as a themed centerpiece for your table, such as books, a statuette, or even colored kitchen canisters.

Show Off Your Collections

Do you collect mugs, teacups, or other kitchen-related items? Show off your collection on small section of your countertop or by placing a pedestal, curio cabinet, or shelving unit in your kitchen. Floating shelves or wall hooks are another great display option if you want to conserve floor space. Place items in a unique arrangement that shows off the elements you like best. If you have a large collection, don’t try to set it out all at once. Rotating items will keep the amount of belongings displayed at any one time under control while still allowing you to enjoy your entire collection, a few items at a time.

You’ll love customizing your Carmel Pacific Ridge apartment to create a luxurious San Diego retreat made just for you. We invite you to take a look through our gallery and features page to discover why you’ll love living at Carmel Pacific Ridge. Our apartment community features a personal on-site concierge service, community gardens, plenty of greenspace, and a variety of upscale apartment features and finishes you won’t find anywhere else. Click through our website to learn more about life at Carmel Pacific Ridge!

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