5 Ways To Refresh Your Kitchen
If an entire kitchen redesign or remodel isn’t anywhere in your future, how about a little refresh? Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Family meals. Casual entertaining. Sunday morning coffee and paper.
It is the hub of the house, so if you are looking for a few easy ways to refresh this well-used space, read on.
The fastest and most cost-effective way to change the look of your kitchen will be with a quick paint. Tiles are commonly the backsplash of choice, and many kitchens simply don’t have a lot of wall spaces to repaint, however you can achieve a major kitchen refresh by painting your cabinets. This will give the room an instant boost in appearance and also change the atmosphere of the room.
Light colour such as white opens the space up and creates an illusion of a larger room, while dark, rich colours creates an intimate and cosy atmosphere.
Beyond painting, changing the cupboard handles are another cost-effective approach to refresh your kitchen. It is amazing what small altercations can do to change the look of your kitchen. Your choice of handles is extensive and varied with respect to size, shape, style and finish.
Popular finishes include burnished bronze, copper, satin nickel, brushed and satin brass, as well as classic stainless steel. Circular and oval knobs, wide pulls, and modern linear hardware offer numerous design choices sure to inspire, if not totally confuse you.
Lighting alone is a great way to change the mood or style of the kitchen without breaking the bank. Just this simple step can make a big difference in the overall impact of the space. Another great idea for a kitchen renovation is to replace the old light fixtures with something more exciting and modern. Your choice of lighting fixtures are vast and can be customised to suit the look, feel and budget of your choice.
Clutter can make its way to kitchen countertops and the best way to deal with this will be to declutter. Essential items can be stored in jars or storage baskets.
Consider your kitchen crock. Do you use everything in it regularly? If not, keep in it only the five items you use most. Relegate the rest to a kitchen drawer.
Another new kitchen trend is to use open shelving. Removing the doors from an existing cabinet and creating a display area in an open cabinet offers the same effect as open shelving. Open shelving a creative way to open up the space in the room and also create more storage space.
Adding hooks to the bottom of cabinets can be used to hang cups or keys, while the shelving can be used to store crockery. The possibilities of open shelving are endless and is really your choice.