The kitchen is the heart of a home, so it comes as no surprise that people pay special attention to this room’s look and aesthetics. Apart from functionality, this part of the house should boast style as well. Besides, this is the room where the entire family gets the chance to get together and bond over a deliciously prepared meal, which is something not many people nowadays have the opportunity to indulge in. That’s why we’ve prepared a few helpful tips that will inspire you to redecorate your kitchen and give it the look it deserves.
Know your style
The first and arguably the most important step in any kitchen remodeling project is knowing your own style. This does not only refer to preferred interior design styles but to your own cooking style as well. Do you prepare all of the ingredients first, or you take them out of the fridge/cabinets and add them as you go to the meal that’s being prepared? Answering this question will help you come up with a kitchen layout that best works for you.
Leave connections in their current place
Relocating electrical outlets and plumbing is extremely pricey (the experts suggest increasing your budget by 5,000$ for every section of plumbing you wish to relocate) so try to keep all the connections in their current place and design a layout around that. With just a pinch of creativity, this won’t hinder your remodeling efforts at all.
Use high-quality materials
Some would argue that there’s no need to remind people about the importance of using only high-quality materials, but you’d be surprised to see just how many people think they will significantly save up by going second-class. Of course, this can’t be further from reality. That’s why you should always choose the best possible materials when redecorating. If you are settled to buy ready to install kitchen cabinets, make sure to get the best one. For example, a quality polyurethane coating will not only protect your freshly painted kitchen cabinets, but it will also give them a 100% glossy finish.
Go for the contrasts
Using contrasting colours can instantly elevate the look of any area, the kitchen included, making it look sophisticated and classy. You can either go for a monochromatic look or mix neutrals and bold colours. Either way, by doing so, you will be boosting your kitchen’s visual interest and highlighting the most interesting aspects of its design.
Make the backsplash pop
Apart from the kitchen island, and especially if you don’t have enough room to implement an island in your kitchen, the backsplash is another statement piece that should be featured in every kitchen. Therefore, when choosing a design, go for something bold and beautiful and don’t restrain your imagination. Again, make sure you only use high-quality materials to make sure that your backsplash is not only beautiful but also durable.
Less is sometimes more
If you are overall satisfied with your current kitchen, you don’t have to go crazy with the remodel. Sometimes, the smallest of upgrades can make the biggest difference. For example, consider refurbishing your chairs, adding new handles to your drawers and cupboard doors and replacing your pendant lights. Additionally, you can change your curtains and add a couple of new decorative pieces. These upgrades don’t cost much, are easy to implement but still have the power to completely change the look of your kitchen.
As you can see, showing your kitchen some love doesn’t have to include big, expensive projects. It’s enough to keep it clean and functional and implement some changes here and there once the current design no longer brings joy to you. And remember – you can never go wrong if you choose high quality, so don’t even think about making a compromise.