The kitchen is the hub of the home, as we all know. It’s the place of social interaction, cooking, chatting around cups of tea or glasses of wine. It’s the focus at parties and dinners and the place in which you will likely pay the most attention when you are searching for a home to buy. Your kitchen is where you will likely renovate first, with things like appliance and worktop upgrades. The appliances that you find will make or break your kitchen and there is always room for new changes.
Changes and upgrades in the kitchen can improve the look and space as well as giving your home extra appeal and value, too. Here are some of the best ways that you can change up your kitchen and enjoy the space in your home!
Too many accessories in your kitchen can look incredibly cluttered. By thinning them all down, you can ensure that your kitchen looks and feels more spacious. Accessories add colour and fun to the room but too many of these fun, bright colours, and you cramp the space and create a room that is suffocated and a potential hazard all at the same time. You can add art to the walls, change the curtains for blinds at the windows, and you can even swap out your cups, plates and bowls. Kitchen accessories can take up a lot of space, but if you have enough storage you won’t have to worry too much about it.
A great way to upgrade your kitchen is with a refresh of the walls. Painted kitchens stand out as brighter, more vibrant spaces to be. Painting the walls white, for example, adds cleanliness to a kitchen. You could go a little funky, with brighter colours and quirky ideas, and feature walls really do have a place in kitchens! You can maximise the room and if you want to do something a little extra, why not add blackboard paint to one of the walls? You can write lists, menus and affirmations and use wall stickers to add a cheeky frame around the blackboard painted area!
Kitchens that have enough room can really benefit from upgraded counter spaces. You can change up the materials you use, add and take away entire worktops and even get an interior designer into your kitchen to change the way that the entire space looks. You could change the layout completely, which makes a drastic difference and the designer can help you to plan out which surfaces would suit your kitchen. You could add a breakfast bar or kitchen island with built in sink, cooker or fridge, to add a luxurious touch!
Kitchens are very often tiled spaces. Sinks need good, waterproof splashbacks, and flooring tiles can be practical and change how a kitchen looks, too. Floor tiles can be any colour you like, and so you have way more scope for changes when you want to alter the kitchen. Small, mosaic tiles in the kitchens by the sinks, as well as larger, block colour tiles on the floor will compliment each other. Kitchens can get messy, and low-maintenance flooring is far better than carpets and flooring that is harder to clean. You can bring a little of your personality to your kitchen in your colour and tile style choices.
Fixtures & Fittings
You may not have the budget for a full renovation for your kitchen – and that’s okay! Fixtures like door handles, cupboard door knobs and window fittings can all be changed and upgraded and your whole kitchen is transformed with one small change. It’s a little-known alteration to any room in the house, but it’s one that can make a huge difference.
Changing up your kitchen should be fun and planned properly. You can make as big of a change as you like, and when you come to selling your home, an investment in the kitchen can ensure your home is worth more on the market! Kitchens deserve to shine and anyone can enhance theirs… Make a plan and choose some colours and features as a starting point – your kitchen is about to come to life.