The kitchen is the heart of any home and, as such, speaks volumes about the people living there. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or have been living there for the last 10 years, odds are there are things that you would like to change, but you just have no idea where to start.With us spending more time at home due to Covid ,I personally am finding that I want to make my home look better and create a new space to live and work in.
February will be two years since I moved into my own home well a flat actually.Moving from a large home to a smaller space has been rather tricky and we are constantly trying to find storage solutions and getting rid of things.My current kitchen space forms part of an open plan living area which includes my lounge as well which then opens onto my balcony.The kitchen is rather close to the enterance to the flat.Currently everything is tones and shades of white and grey.I am hoping over the holidays to try update the look and feel of my kitchen.I came across these handy tips :
Tips to update your Kitchen :
- Add a splash of colour
Depending on the design of your kitchen, there’s a lot you can do to add colour. Why not paint a statement wall in a trendy hue? Grey always looks modern and stylish, or opt for sea green to add a calming touch. Feeling daring? Consider using wallpaper to create that wow factor. Whether you choose dramatic florals or an understated pattern, it will be something special.I am considering using mosaic wall tiles and cladding to add a pop of colour and interest to my kitchen.Currently my toaster and kettle are shiny cherry red but the kitchen needs more colour.
Depending on how much of a change you would like to make, you could also repaint your kitchen cupboards. It’s amazing what a difference a coat of paint can make to tired cabinets. And if your tiles are looking a bit outdated but you can’t face ripping them out, consider painting them instead. It’s a cost-effective solution that will give your kitchen an instant facelift – just make sure you prep the tiles properly and use the correct paint.
- All about the walls
From framed posters to floating shelves and even vintage cooking items, your walls can be adorned with essentially anything that reflects your home, your family, and your cooking style. Decorating doesn’t need to be expensive – visit second-hand shops to find budget-friendly items to ramp up your decor. Adding a chalkboard looks great, and you can use it to write the weekly shopping list.
Just be sure to place any decor out of harm’s way. That means keeping objects away from open flames and heat from the stove, or water from the sink.As I do not have any wall space I will add fridge magnets as my fridge is rather large and black so it makes a statement.
- Shed some light on the situation
New lighting fixtures can add an entirely new dimension to your kitchen, giving it a more welcoming feel. Fluorescent lighting doesn’t make anyone look good, and there are many cost-effective ways to upgrade your lighting style with minimal effort. Look for pendant lights, lanterns, or even standing lamps to add a little something stylish.Lighting is defo something I want to change in my kitchen as I am not too happy with the current lights which give off a yellowish glow not great for Food photography.
- Add some greenery
We don’t have to tell you that indoor plants are having a moment right now. Hanging plants, vertical gardens, and windowsill herb gardens are a great way to breathe actual life into your kitchen, and they’re often really easy to maintain. If there’s a specific herb that you’re always using, it’s also an excuse to have fresh plants available to add to your cooking. Always burning yourself? Why not add a beautiful aloe to your kitchen that can double as a burn dressing? Choose plants that are practical or ones that are simply pretty to look at. Either way, your kitchen will thank you.Unfortunately space is my problem so my herb box will be in balcony.
- Display it
Display-style cabinets are a great option for people with impressive cutlery and crockery collections. Replacing cabinet doors with glass can add character to your kitchen without creating clutter, and they help the room look more open. They also make it easier to find things when you’re in a hurry, and allow house guests to look after themselves without rummaging through your stuff.
Take it one step further and invest in a fridge that also has the benefit of display cabinets. LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door fridge brings a modern and stylish aesthetic to every kitchen – and you can even catch a glimpse of what’s inside by simply knocking on the door to illuminate the contents, almost like your display-style cabinets.Now how cool is this !
When it comes to home improvements, the sky is the limit – depending on what you’re looking to do and willing to spend, of course. To stay up to date with the latest trends, try keep structures like walls and fixtures as simple as possible so you can upgrade fittings and accessories to reflect this season’s styles.
This break I defo want to spend some time updating my kitchen using some of the tips above.Will you be trying out any updates in your kitchen let me know 🙂
Be Inspired !