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Your kitchen is arguably the hub of the home. So much can happen in there. From preparation of meals to children doing their homework. A meeting point in the morning or a place to gather and unwind in the evening. When it comes to giving a makeover or update your kitchen, it’s a good idea to have a plan of what you want to do and achieve. This allows you to stick to exactly what you want. A plan also helps when it comes to the budget that you might have. Your kitchen plans need to include a layout of how things are going to look, and it might be worth noting down a couple of your ideas.
This is your chance to add any extra storage you want and create a workable space for you and your family. However, whether it is big or little changes you make, there are so many simple ways you can make the kitchen a space to be proud of. With that in mind, here are a couple of ideas to help you update your kitchen successfully.
Don’t be afraid of colour
The kitchen is a great place to express your personality through colour. You could do that by changing the colour of the walls or adding a brighter colour to the kitchen itself. A great way to do this is through the kitchen cupboards. You could paint them a different colour, or have a contrasting colour on the top cupboards versus the bottom.
Change the cupboard doors only
If you are happy with the layout of your kitchen, and the structure of it is still workable then you may want to consider just replacing the cupboards. There is a great selection of kitchen unit doors these days that can totally change the look and style of your kitchen area. For example, you may have a country wood style door, but want to change something more modern. This can be a great way to give the impression and feel of a new kitchen without the new kitchen price tag.
You could also look at making smaller and simpler changes to the cupboards in your kitchen, just by changing the handles. It can be a great way to help you add a different look to your existing units.
Change up what is displayed on the work surfaces
We all like to have a few things out on display when it comes to our kitchens, and often these are electrical appliances. Many people use these as part of the colour scheme within the kitchen and it can bring the whole design together. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that changing these things can also help to improve the overall look of your kitchen. Whether it is a new kettle or toaster, a microwave, or fridge freezer. Changing the appliances, the colours, and the style could make a big difference.
Striking focal points
When giving your kitchen a makeover, it’s a great idea to have some striking focal points in the room. After all, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. It deserves the same treatment as any other room would get. Maybe make a feature out of the sink by changing the taps you have, for example.
Also, you could consider a feature wall with shelves or prints. A portrait wall full of pictures will always be a striking focal point to the room and a talking point. The sink as well can also be a focal point to a kitchen. Going for something more unique and unusual.
Can you create a dining area?
It depends on the size of your kitchen but if you can fit in some form of dining space in there, then you will reap the rewards. This could be a space to fit a table. Or adding an extension to the kitchen work surface which could turn into a breakfast bar. However you decide to do it, a dining area will always make the kitchen more usable and could add value if you ever decide to sell the house.
Think about the lighting
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home, so it’s essential to think about adequate lighting to match every use. A brighter light to help when cooking, and a lower light for a more calm end to an evening. Dimmer lighting could work well in a kitchen. Spotlights are also a popular choice.
Open up and update
Making the kitchen into a more open plan area is a great idea to make full use of space. You could also opt for shelves instead of upper cupboards. This can make a smaller kitchen feel much larger. The modern kitchen is all about updating and taking on different trends, and an open plan and being unique when it comes to the cupboards could help you to create the overall look.
Let’s hope these ideas inspire you when it comes to giving an update your kitchen or makeover.