Home upgrades for your kitchen
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and with a hungry family it certainly is, but perhaps the way your kitchen is right now isn’t working for you. Don’t despair, there are a few things you can do to refresh your kitchen and make it feel like a brand new space.
Change the lighting
Brighten up the space with some new lighting options and you’ll be surprised at the difference it can make. Downlights over your workspace in the kitchen are a great option for opening it up and making it so you can really see what you’re cooking – for example, check out these fantastic LED downlights from LED Hut. It can be easy to neglect something like light fittings but if you choose the right style for your kitchen, you will really notice the difference.
Upgrade your cupboards
Replacing all the cupboards and cabinets in a kitchen is expensive and messy, but there are some ways you can make them look brand new, without the mess and money. One easy option is painting the cupboards to give them a new look and a fresh lease on life. Or, if you want a real statement, you could get patterned vinyl and apply it on your cupboards, backsplash or tiles. This alone can transform your kitchen, but to take it one step further, replace the handles and drawer pulls and you can change your kitchen cupboards from drab to fab.
A kitchen is a practical place, so you want to be able to get to everything you need easily, but at the same time, clutter on the sides can make it feel really cramped and horrible. There are so many clever storage ideas that will allow you to access the items you need quickly but without having them constantly on show. A simple example is shelf risers which double the amount of space you have in a cupboard – perfect for putting away plates. Hide your bin in a cupboard to keep things looking tidy, or install a sliding spice rack in that awkward sliver of space next to your fridge. Think creatively.
Make something of your appliances
If you have to have your kettle and toaster on display, make them part of the decor. You don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds on designer options as there are plenty of cheaper alternatives, but as long as they go with the theme of the room, you can proudly display them and not have to worry about putting them away, or them ruining the look.
Until you can afford a full kitchen-of-dreams remodelling, these small tips and tricks can make a massive difference to the feel of your room overall and help you fall in love with your kitchen. Hopefully, it will allow you to see it as more than just somewhere that washing up waits for you and crumbs are always on the chopping board!