After spending so much time at home in the last year, many people feel the need to refresh their space. However, extensive renovation projects can be costly and disruptive to your everyday lifestyle. You may want to try adding a few new pieces of furniture or repainting the walls in the room you would like to renovate. More minor renovations can make a noticeable difference in the rooms you spend a lot of time in, like the kitchen.
Here are some easy ways to fresh up your kitchen without blowing through your budget.
A fresh lick of paint
Paint is the easiest and most affordable way to refresh a space. You can paint the kitchen walls, skirting boards and door trims when they get splattered with food and dirt. Make sure to clean each surface with a damp cloth before you apply a layer of paint. Use a high-quality kitchen paint that will withstand the test of time – or opt for a tiled splashback for a new statement feature.
New kitchen cabinets can be expensive. If you have a wooden kitchen, you can repaint it in a new colour and completely change the feel of the room. Green is a popular choice for kitchens right now and looks amazing with most countertops.
Reorganise your units and countertops
The minimalism trend is still going strong. Kitchen counters have a way of collecting clutter over time. Keep your counter surface clear, so it’s easier to clean and cook around.
If you’re struggling to keep things tidy, it might be time to switch up your organisational system in the kitchen. Take everything out of the cupboards and drawers, remove anything you don’t use and invest in some clever storage to make your life a little easier. For example, you could use a lazy Susan for all your spices, oils and sauces.
Take off the cupboard doors
Open shelving is having a moment and can make a big difference to the style of your kitchen. Remove a few cupboard doors from your kitchen to change up the feel of the space and unlock new storage you never knew you had. Store pretty glasses and bottles on the open shelves and save your closed cupboards for big appliances and packets of food.
Stacked plates can also look beautiful on open shelving. Use your mismatched mason jars, mugs and patterned plates as a design feature in your kitchen and make the most out of them. Open shelving is a brilliant way to add colour and decoration to the kitchen without cluttering your countertops. Keep everything on display up high so it doesn’t get in the way of the practical side of a kitchen.
Change your lighting
Install some LED lights under the shelving units and change the ceiling lights to give your kitchen a more modern look. Perhaps opt for pendant lighting and industrial bulbs for a contemporary styled kitchen.
Play around with your kitchen décor and reap the benefits of a refreshed space!