Kitchens are the heart of the home, providing a space to socialise, cook and entertain, so making sure they represent your style and personality is really important. However, a full kitchen re-fit can be expensive, not to mention how time-consuming and stressful it can be. Luckily, we’ve put together our 9 top tips to help refresh your kitchen and help you to inject your personality into a space to be proud of. Give your kitchen a new lease of life with some of the tips below.
For a while, the modern, minimalist style ruled kitchen trends, but now the open storage ‘cottage’ style is back in full swing. Instead of hiding away all your crockery and baking supplies, put them out on display using open shelving. Not only does this give your kitchen a refresh, it is unique to each and every home, allowing you to proudly display your finest pottery.
Your cabinets are one of the most prominent features within your kitchen, so why not give them a refresh by changing the colour, style or finish? There are a few options you have when it comes to your kitchen cabinets. You could completely change them, perhaps go from wooden to a super glossy finish? Or you could give your existing ones a new look with a coat of paint, or cover them in adhesive vinyl. You might even decide to create a ‘feature cabinet’, using a darker cabinet that stands out from the rest, and creates a real stand out feature within your kitchen. The styles and combinations you can create are endless!
A really simple way to uplift your kitchen is to inject some new lighting into the space. By using ambient lighting, you can create dramatic shadows or add bursts of colour into your kitchen, changing the overall feel and mood within it. LED strips under kitchen cabinets have become a popular trend in recent years and it is a highly cost-effective option. If that isn’t really your style, you might decide to add new hanging or standing lamps that provide both light and a new feature for the room. There are lighting solutions to match every kitchen style.
Adding new hardware to your kitchen cabinets can give them a whole new look, and it’s a quick, easy and cost-effective method to really refresh your kitchen. Make sure you pick a style of handle that fits in with the overall style that you are trying to achieve and you can’t go wrong! Finishing touches are everything.
One of the simplest, yet most effective ways that you can refresh your kitchen is by giving it a lick of paint. Whether you want to choose a completely new colour to change the look and feel of the room, or simply refresh with a similar colour but just brighten up the place and give it that fresh clean feel, repainting will enable you to do this.
In the same way that wearing accessories adds something special to your outfit, soft furnishings give a new look to a room. Think about the overall style, and theme of your kitchen then have a look for new furnishings to work towards this idea. It could be something as simple as a tablecloth, rug to go down or new blind; the little details in a room make such a huge difference.
Forget paint to create a feature wall in your kitchen, think about using pictures to create a similar effect. Source a range of your favourite art, family photos or food-related prints and display them using different frames and fixings on your wall. An art wall is a great way to add a touch of personality into your kitchen and give a totally new look to the space. If you use pictures and prints you already have, it’s a really cost-effective kitchen refresh solution!
Bring some life into your kitchen is by introducing plants in and around the space. Here, you’ve got so much choice to work with, whether you want to add handing plants from your shelves, or something much smaller like a succulent or cactus in your window, you can find a plant to fit in with your style. You could even create your own herb garden so that you’ve got access to fresh mint and thyme to cook with, the possibilities are endless.
Looking at the way you handle storage in your kitchen is a great way to not only reduce clutter but also give your space a different look. Look out for containers that suit your style, whether that's floral tins, wicker baskets, glass jars or sleek stainless steel containers. Find a storage solution that works for you, and is not only functional but looks great in the kitchen.
Posted on: 26th November 2018
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