The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home. We can spend a lot of time in there; the whole family can. So it needs to be an area where we can enjoy being in. Having a stylish kitchen is something that we all have on our wish lists, I’m sure. You don’t need to clear out or gut the whole of the kitchen to make changes, though. There are a few small changes you can make; that will make such a difference. Here is some inspiration to get you started.
Update the Cabinets
If your cabinets are looking a little tired, how about revamping the doors? They could be sanded down and painted a great new colour. A pastel colour would look amazing in a country style kitchen. You could always just varnish the cabinets again, so they look as good as new. Sometimes, replacing one or two of the unit doors with glass doors can look so amazing. It will look like a whole new kitchen when you see the glassware or plates on display, through glass doors. While you are thinking about the cabinets, how about adding some new drawer pulls or door knobs? It is surprising how much difference a small thing like that can make.
Consider a new Oven Range
If your kitchen is feeling a little tired, you might feel much more inspired if you had a new oven range installed. It is the main feature in the room, so it makes a kitchen look so different when you have a new one. If you can’t stretch to the whole oven being replaced, you could add or change an existing splashback. A stainless steel one adds a bit of a sparkle and a modern edge to the kitchen. You could choose a tiled one for a more classic look. You could also consider getting the hood extractor replaced. As it sits over the oven, it does make a difference to the feel of the room. You could go for a stainless steel range hood if your kitchen is more modern. Choosing a wood range hood would work better in more vintage style kitchens.
Adjust the Lighting
If you have one main light in the kitchen, it might be worth changing the light fixture. You could go for an ultra modern pendant light or perhaps go for a chandelier style if that suits your kitchen better. If you are able to, then adding LED undercabinet lighting makes such a difference by adding light to the work surfaces. You could also add LED plinth lights, it is an attractive option if you are thinking about selling the home too. Potential buyers would love having different levelled lighting in a kitchen.
You could add pops of colour by painting a feature wall. You could even paint a blackboard wall to display a menu each week. Colour can also be added by the accessories you have. How about a matching cherry red food mixer, toaster and kettle? Let your appliances work for you and make the kitchen look good.