The kitchen is where you are for most time of the day. It’s where you cook. It’s where you sometimes choose to dine. It’s the heart of the home. It’s where the party really is. So it’s hard not to notice if it’s unappealing and needs a little upgrading.
But renovating your kitchen to make it more inviting doesn’t always have to cost a fortune; just some slight creative touches here and there. Here are ideas to make the place cozier and more enjoyable.
1. Look for ways to declutter
First, look for ways to make your kitchen look more organized and clutter-free. Take out all sticky notes, junk mails, old framed photos and decorative arts, as well as any messy-looking cluster of pots and pans hanging overhead. This way, you will free up more usable space and create a calmer atmosphere that instantly revamps the look of the kitchen.
2. Make it natural and cozy with a few plants
You can never go wrong with a dash of nature in interior décor, as it gives the space a clean, cozy and relaxing air. Placing some hardy and low-maintenance plants, herbs and flowers in the right spot brings in a sense of soul and extra decorative flair into the kitchen.
3. Add a pop of colour
A warm, natural coat of color is an excellent way to add personality and character to your kitchen, even if you decide to splash it onto one wall.
In addition to paint, decorative towels, wall art and ornamental pieces are other creative ways to to add color and vibrancy to your kitchen space.
4. Rethink the lighting
Warm and natural-looking bright lighting can help add more sparkle and life to the kitchen. It’s actually easier than it sounds and doesn’t have to leave a hole in your pocket. For a more imaginative lighting upgrade, in addition to overhead feature lighting, also consider under-cabinet lighting and fixing light bulbs in other hard-to-reach areas.
You can also explore and get creative with natural lighting, allowing the right amount of morning sunshine or setting sun into the kitchen to add more interest and an inviting vibe.
5. Upgrade your kitchen fixture and appliances
You’ll be surprised how much change and appeal an upgrade to the latest fixtures and appliances will bring into your kitchen. Fixing a new faucet, introducing an elegant coffee maker, and buying the best blender of the year will not only make your kitchen more functional, but also more arresting and modern-looking. But before buying a new kitchen fixture or appliance, make sure to check on a good review site such as GadgetReview to make sure you’re getting value for your money.
5. Your cabinets too
The cabinet is one of the most instantly noticeable features in the kitchen and its state has an uncanny way of reflecting on the look of the entire kitchen. So, in addition to the wall, adding some touch to the kitchen cabinet is a great way of transforming the space. The good news is that you don’t have to go the whole hog. Simply changing the cabinet doors and being creative with it by, for example, by providing variety with the door colors, will add fun and interest to your kitchen.
6. Clean your sink
Hygiene experts say the sink is the most germ-ridden place not just in your kitchen, but in the home. A spick-and-span, nice-smelling kitchen sink will do wonders for your kitchen and could keep you lingering even longer. You’ll achieve a quick and clean makeover sprinkling your sink with baking soda and scrubbing with a sponge doused in white vinegar. Then rinse well with boiling water.
7. Consider a nice, decorative art on the wall
One common misconception about art and decorative pieces in the home is that they should be exclusive to the living room. Well, in a modern home setting, the kitchen is just as important as the living room and can go a long way to reflect the beauty and appeal of the home. To make your art more fitting and inspiring, chose a food-themed print or consider placing your kid’s art in an open, focal space. Now, that’s creative!