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5 Ideas to Steal from 5 Celebrity Kitchens

Discover design ideas and kitchen layout tips

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

As the heart of the home, the kitchen also serves as the place where family members and friends get to bond over cooking and good food. How many times have you lingered in the area just to have a first taste of Dad’s specialty? Do you still remember the hours you’ve spent by the stove watching how each dish is prepared and cooked?

If you hold the kitchen close to your heart, you may want to consider giving it a brand new look! There’s no need to search far and wide for pegs as we’ve got five celebrity spaces that you can check out. Take note of the things that you loved about each and save up for your own kitchen makeover:

Aside from the relaxing lanai and inviting living area, Nikki Gil’s modern tropical home also has a clean and streamlined kitchen that you can use as peg.

Idea to steal: Keep it simple with only the essentials.

Think about your cooking needs and habits and decide on the must-haves that you would need. After purchasing a refrigerator, you would need a quality stove and maybe a microwave oven or a toaster. Don’t fill the kitchen with appliances that you won’t be able to maximize as these items can only turn into clutter and can create a cramped space. As seen in Nikki’s kitchen, you can also opt for white cabinets for a clean and uniformed look.

Photo by Rene Mejia | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Ryzza Mae’s kitchen maybe small but it has everything the family would need to be able to work around efficiently.

Idea to steal: Consider having a unique backsplash.

A kitchen maybe compact but it doesn’t have to be dull and boring. A mosaic backsplash can add an interesting touch to a plain cooking space. Choose vibrant colors that can liven up and add personality to your space.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | Click here to see the complete home tour.

I love the Victorian and traditional feel of the kitchen found in Alex and Toni Gonzaga’s family home.

Idea to steal: Keep it homey with a touch of wood.

Wooden elements can give your kitchen a warm and inviting vibe. If you’re not too keen on having wooden cabinets, you can have wooden shelves and accessories instead. Pair it with a white countertop for a classic look.

Photo by Mike Dee | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Doug and Chesca Kramer’s kitchen is spacious—perfect for their growing family. The kitchen island serves as an extra space where they can prep ingredients and display a bowl of fruits and other decor.

Idea to steal: Invest in a kitchen island or breakfast nook.

Use the island or breakfast nook as an extension of the counter or dining area. Aside from serving as extra prep space, you can also accommodate guests here so you can still hold a conversation with friends even while cooking.

Photo by Jun Pinzon | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao’s white kitchen is an open and sophisticated space that you can easily recreate at home.

Ideas to steal: Go white and have a small dining area.

White can be a tricky choice for the kitchen since it can get dirty easily but if you live in a small space, it can help open up the area and make it look bigger. If you feel that white cabinets can be a bit boring, liven it up with washi tape, wall decals, or quirky knobs and handles.

For those who live in apartments and condo units, maximize the space by placing your compact dining set near the kitchen. Opt for foldable chairs and tables so you can easily move it around when needed.

Photo by Dairy Darilag | Click here to see the complete home tour.

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