Is your kitchen outdated, lacking luster, and distracting you from cooking amazing homemade meals? If so, it may be time to update it and turn it into that space you’ve always dreamed of.
A kitchen remodel might be the answer, but there are also many small, effective changes that will make a huge difference. If you’re looking for a quick, updated look to your kitchen, don’t worry about having to make permanent structural changes; there are tons of other ways to update it. Many of the changes listed below are things you can do yourself.
For starters, simply changing the paint color will automatically give the room a facelift. Paint is relatively inexpensive, and you can use it not only on your walls, but on your cabinets as well. Painting upper and lower cabinets in contrasting colors can add a fun design element.
Once you’ve painted your walls and cabinets, replacing or adding hardware can finish off the look. Switching out your current light fixtures throughout the kitchen can also change the mood of the space. Shop around for some new window treatments – opt for a natural look and change the interior lighting by removing old curtains. Furniture can also play a huge role. If you have a functional countertop or island, change out and/or add some bar stools. This will make the kitchen more inviting and give it an elevated ambiance.
After you’ve made the most practical changes, consider adding some new decor. Little things such as a utensil holder, kitchen towels, or even simplistic storage containers can really spruce up the space. If it seems a bit bleak, add extra decorations such as a live plant or open storage shelves.
If you’re ready for a total remodel, keep in mind your kitchen should reflect your lifestyle. Make sure it will accommodate your cooking needs, provide adequate space for dining and entertaining, and allow for plenty of storage. Kitchen decor should coordinate with and complement your home’s architecture and aesthetics. And while there are plenty of factors to consider with a total kitchen renovation, the first step should be hiring the right contractor.
Whether you’re ready to take on small projects or opting for a complete renovation, with a good plan, it will soon become the dream kitchen you’ve always hoped for – without breaking the bank.
Ashly Bloore is a freelance writer