Your kitchen is likely one of the most utilized rooms in your home. Families and friends often gather in the kitchen to enjoy cooking, eating, and spending time together. Do you love your kitchen, or are you feeling like it’s time for a change? Are you tired of the look and feel of your kitchen? Would you like something new, but can’t spend a lot of money?
There are several ways to update the look and feel of your kitchen, ranging from low in price to high, and from a little effort to a lot. Here are some suggestions to get you started in making your kitchen your favorite place to be!
A splash of color can make your kitchen feel like new. Whether it’s a sleek grey, classic white or a bold blue, a change of color can do a lot to update the feel of a kitchen. Painting the cabinets is a great way to create contrast and personality in the kitchen. If you don’t want to paint your entire kitchen, you can add color in another way. Consider adding a bright tile backsplash, or hanging some colorful designer plates on the wall. Even just growing some colorful herbs in a window is a simple way to add a splash of color to your kitchen.
Many times when we tire of our current kitchen, it’s really the outdated appliances that are holding back the look of the kitchen. Updating appliances with a sleek new range and refrigerator can add style. You can also consider adding extras such as a pizza oven or wine storage rack. If buying new appliances isn’t in your budget right now, look into something smaller, such as a brightly colored mixer or sleek new toaster to add to the feel of the room.
Kitchen floors are an integral part of the kitchen experience. Not only are they one of the first things people notice in a room, but the type of floors you have play a big role in the ease of cleaning as well. You have many choices when it comes to floors. There are tile and wood options. With the green movement, a popular choice is a sustainable wood, such as bamboo click flooring. Bamboo is stronger and harder than many hardwoods. Bamboo is also very visually appealing.
New lights can change the mood and look of a kitchen. There are many options to choose from, including the prism pendant, adjustable pendant, chandeliers, and hanging lights. Depending on how much natural light you have from kitchen windows, you will want to consider placement and amount of lights.
Cabinets are a major part of the kitchen design. Making an update to the cabinets can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. Something to consider with cabinets is your need for storage space. Often with kitchen cabinets you can double your storage by extending them to the ceiling. If storage isn’t an issue and you like a more open feel, upper cabinets can be replaced with shelves.
Possibly the easiest way to bring some new life to a kitchen is to add some accessories. Whether you choose a glass bowl, bright new dishcloths, or a designer coffee maker, you can add a few simple touches to revive the look and feel of your kitchen.