It’s a very exciting feeling when you first get your brand new kitchen, not wanting to touch anything in case you made a mark, telling your family not to use any of the appliances because they’re still so shiny and new, it’s a feeling that stays with you for a very long time. Like everything, kitchens do eventually tire however, and you can become tired of the way your kitchen has worn and aged. It’s not often the whole kitchen however, and you’d be surprised at just how easily you can revive your kitchen and recreate that fresh, bright feel that your kitchen used to have!
Before you begin to make any changes to the décor or layout of your kitchen, the first thing you need to tackle is the general cleanliness of the area. Giving your kitchen a good deep clean will really help you to see exactly what has become worn or tired over the years, as well as discovering that some items may scrub up quite well and not need replacing after all. Kitchens are often one of the most used rooms in the home, and therefore can become really dull and used quite quickly, in comparison to other areas of the home. As a result of this, having a thorough deep clean simply enables you to brighten the room slightly, as well as having a clean, fresh space to work with. De-cluttering is also a stage of this process, as the amount of ‘stuff’ that builds up in the kitchen can always have a large impact on how the room feels as well as how it looks. Put things back into their rightful homes, or even rooms, and completely eliminate any rubbish or clutter that has accumulated, this will help you feel positive and the room will feel much brighter.
When it comes to updating the kitchen, many people worry that they’ll have to completely replace the whole thing. This isn’t the case however, as it’s very unlikely that the whole kitchen will be worn and tired. You can often make smaller, yet bolder changes, such as investing in some replacement kitchen doors. Your kitchen units are something that completes your kitchen, adding to the overall look and design of the room. If you feel your kitchen units look old or maybe they’ve become unfashionable, by adding some replacement kitchen doors you’re keeping your old units, yet giving the whole area a completely new look. This update will instantly lift the rooms atmosphere and brighten the space, as you can go for any colour or finish you want to design the perfect look for you. You can even add new features such as the door pulls or handles, as this will also refresh the current look and add a new touch of style to your kitchen.
How you use your kitchen is completely down to personal preference, and it can vary with each individual as to what they like to get out of their kitchens. Some individuals see themselves to be budding bakers, whereas others may prefer to use their space to create some exciting dishes that they’ve never tried before. Either way, it’s important to keep your kitchen right for you, with the right appliances and accessories. Simple changes such as adding new appliances can really make a difference to how your kitchen looks. If you feel your cooker, toaster and kettle are out of sync and don’t flow with the rest of your kitchen, you could look to purchasing some matching sets that stand out and add character to your kitchen. Similarly, you could look to adding some new pieces that you haven’t had before, such as a KitchenAid, espresso machine or even a slow cooker. These features may not make much difference to the look of your kitchen, however they will change the way you use your kitchen, and ensure you get the most out of it!
Once larger changes are out of the way, you can focus on the exciting decorative features that will emphasise your personality and style. Your home is a reflection of yourself, and for everyone who enters, they will be greeted with an atmosphere that will be suited to you. For this reason alone, it’s important to make sure that your personal style is clear, and that you don’t incorporate too many features that you’re not completely happy with. You can introduce so many different features to decorate your kitchens look and feel, such as adding artwork, family photographs, cookery books and even fun items such as plaques with quotes. If you’re an organised person who likes to keep lists, you may want to add a chalk board for your shopping items to be written down, similarly, if you’re into gardening or growing your own produce, you may want to purchase some small herb plants to place on your worktops so that you can grow your own Basil, Coriander and so on. These fun decorative features will create a new, fresh look that will lift your kitchens atmosphere and brighten your living space.