The kitchen is the heart of the home and should reflect both the personality and the style of those in the home. The kitchen is where we gather for meals, children do their homework and we sit and chat.
It is important for the kitchen to remain clean and be a nice place to spend time. Although, after a few years, the kitchen area can begin to feel drab and common.
This is when home owners can take initiative and redesign the kitchen. Many home owners feel as though a redesign is expensive. However, this is not the case. With a little imagination and creativity, you can redesign your kitchen to have a new look and you will enjoy the room each day!
One way to add character to your kitchen is with lighting. There are many ways that lighting can affect your kitchen. Most kitchens have lighting available around the breakfast nook, the middle of the kitchen as well as over the sink.
One way to change the look of your kitchen is to purchase new light fixtures. You can spend a small amount of money to be able to change the amount of lighting you have in the home. You can add new fixtures which have more bulbs or you can add additional lighting to give the kitchen a brighter feel. To stay on budget, purchase one light fixture at a time so you can change the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
You can also spend less money and change out the shades if you have lamps or a ceiling fan with lighting. A simple colour change can bring new life to your kitchen for a very small amount of money.
Another way to change up your kitchen is with colour. Paint is very inexpensive and can change the look of your kitchen. You can choose to repaint the entire kitchen or you can choose to add an accent colour, such as one wall.
There are many ways to use paint to change the look of your kitchen. You can choose to go a step further and paint your cabinets to really give a new look to your kitchen. Be open to paint colours and choose an option that looks great. You can be brave and choose to use a very bold colour to have a very new look in the kitchen! Don’t be afraid, it can always be painted again!
Another way to change up the look of your kitchen is with accents. For example, if your kitchen is currently a fruit theme with fruit style accents, you can completely change the look of your kitchen by removing these items and adding something new.
For £50 or less you can purchase new items and completely change the look of your kitchen. It is best to stick with the current colour scheme you have if you only want to change accents in the room. So go on the hunt, shopping is the fun part!
Contain the Clutter
Another option for redesigning the kitchen is containing the clutter. Over the years, the kitchen tends to gain more and more clutter. Take the time to de-clutter your kitchen. Purchase bins or baskets to make the items you need in the kitchen look nice.
A simple rearranging of cabinets can make the kitchen look better and make you feel better when you enter the room. No one else may know your cabinet situation but you know that when you open them, they will look nice, which can ease your mind and make your kitchen more enjoyable!