Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kitchen Themes : Choosing one for your kitchen

Redecorating your kitchen involves making lots and lots of decisions. One of the very first decisions you would need to make would be to choose a theme for your kitchen.

Why is that so very important?

Simply because kitchen themes decide just about everything about a kitchen. The color of your walls, the kind of accessories you will need to buy, art work - just about everything that makes your kitchen pretty is almost decided once the theme is chosen.

That's how important the theme is.

Which is exactly why you should invest a significant amount of care in choosing a theme.

That said, many people seem to be looking for some kind of rule book that specifies what themes a particular kind of kitchen needs to have. They want the decision made for them.

It does not work that way.

You see, there's no such rule book that specifies what theme you should choose. No matter what theme you choose, you will not be breaking any rules.

What's more - themes are changeable. They aren't set in stone, so to speak. If you feel you made a wrong choice, you can choose a different theme and redo your kitchen in a week. So do not be scared to experiment.

If there's really a rule when it comes to choosing a theme, it most likely is this :

Choose What Inspires You

That's as simple as that. Were you captivated by the sights, sounds and colors of sunny Tuscany on your visit to the enchanting place? Choose the Tuscan theme.

It does not really matter that you live in a Victorian style mansion or a trendy condo. If that's what makes you feel really good, just choose it.

There are so many themes to choose from ...

Tuscan, French country style, New England, Greek Island, Rooster and hens, Fat chef, Grapes, Paris, Coffee/Café, apple and a lot more.

Even once you choose a theme, you do not have to be constrained by what "experts" say it should look like. Let your creativity flow. You can borrow what you like from different themes and create a unique flavor of your own.

If you are hard pressed for ideas, it would definitely help to flip through kitchen décor magazines. See what designs are featured, what critics have to say about the various designs and what appeals to you. There is also a ton of stuff you can learn online about designing kitchens to look pretty and yet be functional. It does take time and effort, but if you really enjoy doing this, you will be able to learn a lot pretty soon.

Do this for a while and you will be able to generate your own ideas for what your kitchen should look like.

This way, you will be able to add your very own touch to your kitchen, make a unique style statement - and have loads of satisfaction of having designed the look and feel of your kitchen yourself.

Here's a nice video you will want to watch if you need help generating some actionable ideas ...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CPA Salaries : What Are The Trends ...?

CPA Salaries : What Are The Trends ...?

Ever wondered what the average CPA starting salary could be 5 years from now ?