Let’s not waste time, let’s make our homes better places! A kitchen is often a centerpiece of your home when you cook, gather, and spend a lot of time, and it should look really nice and inviting. Black is a timeless color and since atmospheric decor is trending right now, it’s even more popular. It’s great to rock in any room, it’s very compatible and if you’re thinking of how to incorporate it into your space let’s start with kitchens – black kitchens are ultimate and super edgy!
Color schemes and textures
Black kitchens don’t just mean that everything is black. You can also use different colors, shades, and textures for a bold look. White and gray are the most obvious pairs for black, but you can also try red, green, navy, gold, and any shade of wood. Add cool metal fasteners, make tile, concrete or stone back walls, choose marble or concrete slabs, think of brick walls or even wallpaper to make the kitchen cooler. All the decorations and colors you use will depend on the style you have chosen: contemporary, minimalist, industrial or otherwise.
Furniture and decor
The most popular idea is a minimalist black kitchen, that is, sleek black cabinets with no handles, built-in lights and appliances. Imagine a statement and an oversized kitchen island that would also include a dining room and you can make it stand out. If you want a contemporary look, add contrasting wood and marble or stone to the decor. If you’re industrial, you can rock brick, metal cabinets, stone and concrete countertops, and bold pendant lights. Remember that black is dark and you will need more light than usual – choose large windows, skylights, and multiple layers of light. Check out the ideas below and get inspired!
If you are a lucky cat owner, you may need furniture for your pets to entertain, entertain, and make them feel at home. Scratching posts and cat towers are great for climbing, scratching, sleeping and much more. Cats love to stay up somewhere. Here are some ideas on how you can make cool scratching posts and cat towers yourself without wasting money!
The tall, narrow tower with a wide base fits easily and inconspicuously in a corner or in front of a window. Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to build a cat apartment that kittens can climb, scratch, and nap in - just read the tutorial and do it for your pet or pets! The project does not cost you much and the result is no worse than a bought one.
Common scratching posts are not about real trees, this is just a name. But this piece is inspired by realistic looking scratching posts and looks accordingly! The resulting piece is a scratching post that really looks like a tree, and there are even rocks that mimic a landscape! The rocks are big enough that the cat will understandably mistake the floor for a litter box, nor attempt to eat it. The stepping stones allow them to walk around the base and will help keep costs down as they are so much cheaper than the rocks.
Here's a simple and easy scratching post with parts that are carpeted for comfort and an IKEA hack. Isn't that what we all love? This scratching post consists of an old kitchen unit, a carpet pipe, artificial turf and 3 x Sindal mats from Ikea. The tree was made over a weekend and is endless fun and games for 3 cats (or more).
Large scratching posts are nice, but very expensive. But you can make one a lot cheaper for less than half the price! Even if you build one too and don't have all of the materials, you can get them for just a few dollars. Read the tutorial, personalize the tree however you want and make your kittens happy! Don't forget to add the ladder and let your cat explore! The small base can be slid around so you can hold it on its side or create an angle that doesn't take up as much space. Let your pets enjoy!
Use everyday objects to build a fancy cat jungle gym! Create a bespoke kitten play area by reusing old dresser drawers. With so many different areas to explore, curious kittens will never get bored. What I absolutely love about this cat apartment is that it brings a cozy, rustic feel to the room with these baskets. Watch the video tutorial and make a scratching post yourself.
This project has detailed instructions on how to build a cool scratching post. This is a perfect item for any kitten when you consider the parts it contains. The scratching post contains a cool house as most cats love to hide and fit into small places that make them feel safe and warm. If you're a little unsure, feel free to climb to a point as high as possible so you can keep an eye on things. Read how to put each piece together and keep your pets happy!
Whether you have multiple cats or just one, they all love and want to climb. With that in mind, building a multi-part wall scratching post is a great idea. This tutorial will show you how to reuse some IKEA Frosta stools and make a great wall-mounted kitten tree. If you don't have woodworking skills this project will be difficult, but if you do - no problem!
This scratching post is another IKEA hack and has several functional parts: storage, a cat feeding station and 2 beds as cats prefer to stay higher. The whole piece is made of IKEA lacquer tables and also shows some scratches, so this piece is very multifunctional. The project itself is very simple, stacking and appending tables is not that difficult.
Scratching posts and condos are pretty expensive, but if you are willing to work and spend some time, you can get it for some money. This cat apartment is made of MDF and is covered with fabric and jute for more comfort. There are different levels for kittens and since this is a rug your cats can use it as a scratch. Let them enjoy!
This cool scratching post is inspired by Star Trek! This tree is featured with Enterprise and Romulan Bird of Prey and if you're a fan or a geek you should too. The parts are carpeted and other parts are jute to make the entire item completely scratchable. Such a creative item won't spoil your interior, it looks geeky and fun!
The last but not least is this sisal rope scratching post with two platforms. This is a fantastic, inexpensive, and easy to make cat seat / scratching post that can be built for as little as $ 15-20. This particular example is more expensive because of the sisal rope, but a nice fabric substitute will lower the cost, not the aesthetic value or attractiveness of your cats. Enjoy!