Our kitchen is the busiest room in the home and is in much need of some easy kitchen updates. We have been thinking about what we can do to keep our kitchen looking fresh and loved. As a busy parent, it can be challenging to keep the kitchen looking beautiful. Dirty dishes and messy play don’t always mean that you can’t enjoy having a stunning kitchen. Is your house in need of some easy kitchen update ideas?
A durable and safe kitchen floor is an absolute must in our home. Being practical and hardwearing doesn’t necessary mean that it need to look dull though. You can get some inspiration from the discount flooring depot website for some great looking flooring options. Other stunning flooring can include painted floorboards, geometric patterns and so, so many more. The possibilities are endless.
Painting Your Cabinets
A kitchen can be transformed by simply painting your kitchen cabinets. This is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to create a new look. It can be a good idea to paint them with a cream background so that the latest colours can be used to add to and freshen up the appearance of your kitchen.
Installing New Worktops
Existing worktops can be replaced to dramatically change the look of your kitchen. One of the cheaper options would be to purchase some laminate to change the appearance of your worktops. Added extras could include adding heat rods to fit to the surface for a permanent pan stand or by installing a built in draining board.
Considering Storage Options
I often spend hours re-organising my kitchen cupboards to make sure my everyday items are at the front of the lowest shelves. Putting the foods that you use every day in a more accessible place can make using the kitchen so much easier. Additionally, clearing worktops can free up space so that you can use the worktops more efficiently. Sometimes, extra storage systems may be needed, such as pull-out drawers in a cupboard, so that the space can be used to its full potential.
Changing Cabinet Doors and Handles
A few years ago, my Grandparents decided that they wanted a new kitchen. As they already had a good, solid basic kitchen structure that was in good condition, they decided to only change the cabinet doors and handles. It was a much cheaper and very effective solution for them. It looked great and we all thought that they had bought a whole new kitchen. There are many different types of doors that you can buy nowadays. From the inexpensive wooden or distressed doors to give a country look to the room; to the sleek white doors and handles that can give more of a modern look to your kitchen. Mixing and matching can be a brilliant option too.
Treat Yourself to Some New Appliances
Adding or replacing appliances can change the look and feel of your kitchen, without having to change the cabinets. As long as you measure to make sure that the new appliances are able to fit into the space, these appliances can make the space look fresh and clean. When buying new appliances, it is a good idea to look out for the more energy efficient models. This will help you to save money on electricity in the long run.
Choosing Wall Art
Wall art can add more of your own personality into your kitchen. Displaying wall art against a cool white backdrop and using bolder colours in the artwork can complement the accessories in your kitchen, that are of a matching colour. It can also help the wall art stand out much more. Primary shades can work well for this idea.