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Kitchen Upgrades: Spice Up the Heart of Your Home

Kitchen Upgrades: Spice Up the Heart of Your Home
For most people the kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. Whether it’s preparing meals, doing homework or chatting over a cup of coffee, the kitchen and dining room are always family favorites.

Whether it's to gather around as a family to start a new day or wind down and catch up before bed, the kitchen and dining room are always family favorites.

Since the kitchen tends to be one of the most used rooms in your home and a place where people typically gather, it only makes sense to take both functionality and style into account when deciding whether an island or table works best for you. Both options are welcome additions to the heart of the home, but how do you decide if one, the other, or both is best for you? Here at Meadow Blu we have the best selection of coastal, modern, retro and transitional seating options, as well as table and dining chair combinations to fit any aesthetic.

The kitchen island is often the centerpiece of the room and in some cases can take the place of a kitchen table. Islands tend to work best in large spaces, but can accommodate a variety of kitchen sizes and needs. It can be used to prep food, as a beverage bar, a casual dining space for your whole family, or for serving appetizers before retiring to a formal dining room when entertaining guests. Kitchen islands are great if you're looking to add cabinets and drawers for storage, and even shelves to display cookbooks, collectibles and other decor.
Choosing the right stools can set the tone for the whole room. The clear acrylic, King Bar & Counter Stools from Gabby bring the perfect retro look to your kitchen! These stools feature a stylish mix of materials with a geometric metal base and clear Lucite acrylic creating a modern, sleek look. Or redefine your contemporary style with the Axl Bar Stool & Counter Stool from Regina Andrew. With an artist's eye, their construction skillfully mixes modern with rustic, elegant with casual, romantic with relaxed. They have an eclectic vision that resonates with natural style.
No space for an island or prefer open spaces?  A kitchen table can provide homeowners with more flexibility than islands when it comes to floorspace, design and functionality. They provide a comfortable and convenient place for casual dining and can create the illusion of an open, larger floor plan, especially in smaller kitchens. If you're working with a larger space or an open concept, tables can be used to separate your living spaces. The Adler Extension Dining Table is beautifully crafted out of gray Acacia with natural grooves and saw marks for a natural finish. This extension dining table features two 15.75" center extension leaves that can be used together or one at a time. Paired with the best selling Loom Collection Taupe and White Dining and Arm Chairs, Adler can help create a clean, sophisticated look for your dining room or large kitchen.
Set the table and set the mood with the chic character of this statement-making table. Coastal elements blend swimmingly with the modern silhouette of the Rishi Dining Table. Its substantial Acacia top is perched above two extraordinary cone-inspired rope bases. Accented with luminous bronze details, each leg features textured rope that lend another layer of depth and drama. While grand in scale, this table feels light and inviting. An elegant oval top ensures the view from this unique table is always beautiful,  while its 120-inch width ensures you always have room for the entire party.
Elegant, chic and unique, buffets, credenzas and sideboards from Meadow Blu are the perfect, golden touches to any dining room. Whether you store all your best China, silverware and trinkets or want a beautiful display for all to admire, a cabinet is the stunning accent piece to your room. Available in two door and three door options, the Delvin Cabinet by Made Goods offers a fantastic mix of materials. A faux raffia finish paired with front-facing bleached oak and slatted gliding doors, give a nod to mid-century design while the buffet's textured material makes it organic and contemporary. Drawing inspiration from Florence Broadhurst's Pyramids wallpaper pattern, the Pyramids Credenza from Selamat features a three-dimensional geometric motif carved into four push-to-open doors. The white wooden frame and brass-colored base lend a modern touch, and hidden storage to your home.
If you're working with smaller spaces and don't have room for a large dining room table, a dinette set might be the perfect option for you. A smaller size table doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Perfect for enjoying a home-cooked meal or a family game night, Tia Rectangle Dining Table in antique white is an investment in classic design. Crafted with a walnut finish, it complements any décor with its warm hue. If your space is more suited for a round table, the Roxie Concrete Dining Table is bold, stylish and super versatile. Crafted for indoor or out, Roxie offers glamorous, clean-cut simplicity and the ivory color will complement and pair beautifully with your choice of chairs.
The finishing touches come down to flatware, table linens, bar carts and decor. Bar carts with a mirrored top and lower shelf, like the Worlds Away Hugh Bar Cart, accent your chic style. A rolling bar cart like the modern Hugh delivers a conversation piece as you entertain guests.
Whether you like your China on display or a more casual table setting choosing your dinnerware should be fun! The shape and feel of the Marcus White Salt Glaze Collection by Blue Pheasant is so accessible, you can almost imagine its journey from the potter's wheel to the kiln, to your weekend brunch tabletop. The collection's organic silhouettes are heightened by its textural, antique clay glaze, a beautiful combination of raw beauty and technique. Use it to set a rustic farm table for an earthy look guests will love.
Kitchens are not just for cooking anymore. With the increasing busyness of family life and the popularity of open concept floor plans, the kitchen has slowly become the new living room and Meadow Blu has all you need to add a little extra spice to the most used room in your home.