Do you want the benefits of a kitchen remodel without needing to fork out the cash that it takes to have one done? You’re in luck, because today we are going to discuss a few ways you can go about updating your kitchen without going overboard. It truly is amazing how even the smallest and quickest of changes can fool people into thinking you have a completely new kitchen when all you did was mix things up a little bit here and there.
Make Sure Everything Has a ‘Home’
The kitchen is one of the many places in a home that tends to get a bit messy. Over time, you can accumulate a bunch of stuff and a lot of it may not necessarily be needed. Certain items may not have a home as they once did because things either aren’t put away at all and are left on the counter for easy access or you have a busy schedule and simply cram things into the closest drawer or location that will hold them.
The first thing you should do when cleaning up your kitchen is go through every single item within the entire kitchen. Figure out what you want to keep and you are bound to find items along the way that you didn’t even realize you had or that you no longer plan to use. Many things may be able to be donated so you can feel good knowing you’re giving your things away to someone who could use them.
You want to make sure everything has a place within your kitchen. Find fun ways to store the items that you plan to keep on your countertops. You may want to store cooking utensils in decorative bins or baskets or even hang items from the bottom of your cupboards that you plan to use most often.
A Bit of Color Goes a Long Way
If your kitchen seems a bit dull these days, it may be time to re-paint. You can choose to either paint the entire kitchen again or simply add an accent wall. Find colors that are going to bring all of your appliances together in perfect harmony. Especially if you spend quite a bit of your time in your kitchen, it’s important to choose colors that you personally enjoy, as well. Not want to pay full price on paint? Go to your local home improvement store and you are bound to find paint on sale that was mixed but not what a customer was looking for or colors that the store is trying to get rid of because they aren’t selling. Just because someone else didn’t want a specific color doesn’t mean it can’t be exactly the color you are on the hunt for.
The same goes for your cabinets. If they are looking a bit under the weather these days, it may be time to refinish them. Why spend a ton of money replacing your cabinets when you can simply update the ones you currently have? It’s not only going to save you money but also a lot of time. Painting your cabinets can also add a fun and fresh look to your kitchen’s atmosphere; no one has to know they are the exact same cabinets as before.
You may even want to consider adding flowers or plants to your kitchen for some natural color. The smell is also going to liven up the space as a whole. Adding a painting here or there or family trinkets or photos can also add life to your kitchen; making it feel more like your own.
Change the Atmosphere with Lighting
Maybe your kitchen needs a bit more light, or you want to take the light you have but spice it up with decorative lamps. It truly is amazing what such a simple change can do to your room. Whether you want to focus on accent lights that add attention to various places of your kitchen, task lights or even lights underneath your counters; you will definitely notice that your kitchen is going to be a much more exciting place to be. Even adding a single mirror to the correct location in your kitchen can drastically increase the amount of light available to you as well as make the room seem much larger than it actually is.
Add Additional Counter space
Do you feel as though your kitchen never has enough space for you to get things done? If you are looking for extra counter space then you may want to consider buying an island for your kitchen. There are actually kitchen islands that are movable and even foldable so you can only bring them out during those busier times of the year and store them when they aren’t needed.
James Barry, the author of this guest post, is a well-known home improvement blogger from Fargo and provides his audience with sensational tips on home renovation. He recommends visiting Thompson Homes in Fargo for affordable home luxury.