It’s not always necessary to replace your whole kitchen and empty the contents of your wallet in the process in order to get a new look for your kitchen. Giving your kitchen a new look can have many benefits, from lifting the atmosphere, brightening the space you have and also creating a really fresh, welcoming feel. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, and therefore it’s important to ensure your kitchen feels and looks good!
Switch up the Cabinets
Your units are collectively one of the largest features in the kitchen, and how they look has a large impact on the kitchen overall. Dependent on the material of your kitchen units, one cheap yet very effective option is to re-paint them. Re-painting your kitchen cupboard doors instantly adds a brand new look to your kitchen, which will lift the atmosphere and make you feel as though your kitchen is brand new. If you don’t think re-painting is the option for you, staining your kitchen cupboard doors is just as effective, as some materials will work better with wood stain or varnish than they would do with paint.
Replace Handles, Knobs and Pulls
Your kitchen units aren’t complete without a shiny set of handles or pulls to finish off the look, and sometimes these parts can become worn and dull. Investing in a good quality set of handles, pulls or knobs for your kitchen units, doors and other places that may require some ironmongery will benefit your kitchen hugely. Small changes such as these often have larger impacts than would be expected, adding a new burst of character to your units and emphasising your kitchens style. If your current handles are still in good condition, but look slightly worn or unloved, giving them a quick polish will bring their life back and create a fresh look for your units.
Introduce a Lighting Feature
Many kitchens today use spotlights or diffused lighting, which both work really well. If you feel your current lighting is doing the job, but looks a little plain, introducing a new lighting feature will completely transform your kitchen and add a touch of character. Your current lighting will work perfectly alongside a statement lighting feature, such as a chandelier or even a simple shade that has a little bit of character and style to it. If your ceiling lighting is fine the way it is and you’re not sure that a new statement feature will work for your kitchen, you could look at introducing smaller lighting features such as standing lamps or even lighting for the centre of your table or worktops. Adding this kind of lighting will enable you to keep your kitchen lit and inviting without having to have all of the lights on at the same time. Your lighting plays a huge part in the overall feel of your kitchen, adding to the atmosphere too.
Adding New Appliances
Whilst replacing all of your kitchen appliances would become a very costly task, there may be smaller items in your kitchen that have lived their lives and are ready to be replaced. Items such as your microwave, toaster and kettle can often become worn and faulty after lots of use, so it may be time to invest in a new set of appliances like these. You could even look at introducing new appliances such as a smoothie machine, blender, coffee machine and so on.
Your home’s interiors are the one place where your personal style and interests can shine. Your home will reflect you and your family in many different ways, which is why it’s important to create a home that is well suited and right for you and your family. There are a number of ways in which you can inject personal style into your kitchen, and add bursts of character and life. Decorative touches can be cost-effective and still create a strong impact, such as introducing features such as paintings, or photographs. Items like these emphasise the style of your home and will tell a story about you and your family to anyone who visits your home. Other additions such as candles, cookbooks, organisers and small touches like that will not only help you with your daily routine, but also add to the homely feel that your home has, and create a cosy, inviting atmosphere that is ideal in any home.