Whether due to how often we use it, or how important it is to keep this area cosy and neat, there’s no doubt that the kitchen is in need of a little fixing, replacing and organizing every now and then. However, when it comes to renovating or just changing something in the kitchen these days, you don’t have to splurge. There are many great ideas you can implement in order to make it look fresher and more stylish.
Add a Rug
Instead of replacing your laminate flooring or kitchen tiles, the easiest way to jazz up an old flooring is by adding a rug. Rugs are great for adding warmth and colour to a space, just make sure that the one you choose can complement the rest of the kitchen style. Ideally, a rug should be placed under the kitchen table. If for some reason that’s not an option, you can always place the rug around the kitchen cabinet area.
Note: Look for a rug that is water and stain resistant or at least one that is easy to clean. Since this is the place where we eat the most, you can surely expect to deal with spills and food stains.
Updating the Bar Stools
If you have an island in your kitchen, changing the bar stools can make quite a difference. Without a doubt, stools can bring the kitchen to life which is why you need to choose the right type. You can either choose stools that match the current kitchen style and décor, or you can opt for ones that can create the a contrast. Along with considering important elements such as height, design and material, you should also take into account the free space. If the space is an issue, you should go for simpler and smaller stool chairs. If possible, choose ones that can be tucked under the workspace/island in order to free up more floor space.
You can also get two smaller chairs that can be used as side chairs. They can be used when having friends/family over for dinner. These also come in different models, styles, sizes and materials.
Instead of going through the hassle of having to repaint all walls in the kitchen, you can do things the smart, not the hard way and invest in one of the many peel-and-stick wallpapers to add the much needed splash of colour. Since online stores give you the opportunity to compare different wallpapers quickly, you can easily find the ideal one for your kitchen. The key is to take into account some key elements that can ease your shopping process.
Update the Cabinet Handles
Whether you are in love with your kitchen as it is and just want to add a dash of glamour, or you are on a tight budget, updating the kitchen cabinet handles is always a good idea. Straight or curved, shiny or in matte finish, metal, black or in some more noticeable colour, the choice is all up to you. These small but mighty kitchen accessories can complete the look of your kitchen.
Change the Sink Faucet
If you are considering changing the faucet and the handles all at once, why not go for ones that have the same finish? What’s more, it’s important to get a faucet that has the same specifications as the one you already have. That way you can easily remove the old and install the new without having to replace the sink and without drilling new holes in the countertop.
If you enjoy the taste of herbs in your food, you can easily grow your own selection of them in the kitchen. This way, you can use them for a double purpose – for food and to revive the kitchen with their colours. And their smell…well, the smell they spread will only make you wish you could spend more time in your lovely kitchen.