Most of tend to consider the kitchen as the best room in the house. It’s the heart of any family home; where everyone comes together to eat and cook. In fact, it’s probably the most used room in the house. For that reason, it tends to wear down over time. It doesn’t take long to feel shabby and outdated. But, don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do to spruce the kitchen up. You don’t necessarily have to spend thousands either. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the five steps to your new kitchen.
Replace the counter tops
Rather than ripping out the entire kitchen, why not just replace the counter tops? It’s a cheaper alternative, with much less hassle involved. With a brand new granite countertop, you’ll give the kitchen a modern feel. It will look brand new, but you’ve only changed one thing. The counter tops make a powerful first impression, especially if you choose a bold quartz finish. You can finally replace the old counters, and breathe new life into the room.
Paint the cupboards
Again, we’ll try to avoid ripping out your entire kitchen units here! Rather than buying new cupboards, simply paint the old ones. So long as they’re in good condition, a lick of paint will give them a new lease of life. We find that pastel colours work especially well in the kitchen. Soft blues and greens give your kitchen that homestead feel. Best of all, you can do this entire project in less than a day.
Replace the fixtures and fittings
If you’ve done steps one and two, but it’s still not right, there’s another trick up our sleeves. Simply replace the fixtures and fittings of your repainted kitchen suite. By that we mean the door knobs and additional fixtures. Every good interior designer knows that the devil is in the details. These small alterations will make a huge difference to the overall feel of your kitchen. They’re nice and easy to get your hands on, and you can try a few different finishes.
Most of us have had the same kettle, toaster, and microwave for years. They very quickly look old and shabby on our kitchen counters. They’re one of the things that people see first when they enter, and they might be letting your kitchen down! It’s easy to find modern, aesthetically pleasing appliances. Treat yourself to a new kettle, and make a statement!
Lighting and accessories
Many people forget about accessories when it comes to the kitchen. We’re busy kitting out the living rooms and bedrooms with extra accessories, but why not the kitchen? Get creative with a new table runner or table cloth. Invest in a thick statement rug for the kitchen floor. Choose ambient light sources to soften the harsh lines and cold features of the kitchen. These subtle changes make an enormous difference.
These five simple steps will transform your kitchen into a homely, comfortable room you’re proud of!