How do we brighten a kitchen without investing a lot of money on a complete remodel? Unfortunately not many people can afford to spend thousands on replacing furniture and buying new electronics. Believe it or not, there are cheaper ways to change your kitchen’s allure. Here are 10 tips to help you transform a boring cooking space into the most appreciated room of the house.
- White accents
One of the easiest ways of bringing a kitchen to life is to adorn it with white accents. If your budget is limited, you can just use paint to revamp some pieces of furniture, such as the chairs or the kitchen island for example. Add white flower to freshen the room, and you’re done.
- Smart accessories
Sheer accessories are a great way of lightening your kitchen on a budget. Invest in glass fruit bowls, tall vases, glass tables or even glass chairs to brighten your cooking space and make it more inviting than ever before. If you can’t afford glass, sheer plastic is always the next best alternative. Translucent accessories welcome more natural light, therefore expanding a space and making it feel bright and refreshing.
- Make more space with great storage
Many people with tiny kitchens wrongfully assume that they can’t make more space. However, with the right ideas, you can convert a small cooking space into a bright room without a complete remodel. What does smart storage imply? Some convenient choices are chairs with compartments to deposit kitchenware, foldable table, and kitchen islands with shelves and underneath space for depositing chairs.
- Lighting fixtures – placement and intensity
Tiny windows make kitchens look cluttered and congested. When it’s impossible to make more space, you can use smart lightning to create the illusion of space. Opt for LED lights because they last longer and they come in all sorts of light intensities. Select an intensity that best fits your needs.
- Mirrors & glass
Who says you can’t have mirrors in your kitchen? Because you can; if your cabinets are facing the window, installing mirrors on the doors creates the illusion of two windows. More natural light will come in, and your space will instantly feel brighter and airier. If you want even more natural light have All Professional Remodeling install larger windows or skylights in your kitchen.
Not many homeowners choose to place rugs in their kitchens mostly because they get dirty too fast. Scrapers on the other hand are ideal choices to make your space seem bright and welcoming. Opt for a light shade and make sure the chosen scraper is made of rubber. The material is durable, practical and easy to wash.
- Sheer table cloths
Sheer table cloths create structure, and when selected in pastel nuances, they instantly change the overall aspect of a kitchen table. Match the color of the cloth with your kitchen drapes and the end result will exceed all your expectations. When balance is restored even the tiniest kitchens can look lively and interesting.
- Open – shelving
Kitchen cabinets add volume and they often take up too much space. If you’re looking for a smart way to widen and lighten your kitchen, remove the cabinets are replace them with shelves. This will open up the kitchen; it will appear a lot more spacious and elegant.
- Steel appliances and kitchenware on display
Steel reflects light, just like glass. But if you don’t want to replace the stove, dishwasher or oven, invest modest amounts in items like coffee makers, bread toasters and sandwich makers. Organize them properly and put other kitchen utensils on display. It’s done; now enjoy your urban kitchen!
- Pops of color
Changing your kitchen’s dominant color will make you feel like walking into a new dimension. Go for something light but striking, such as baby blue or light pink. Pastels in general, are excellent choices because they create the feeling of warmth and comfort. Think outside the box and paint the cabinets instead of the walls.
Sometimes the biggest transformations can be performed using the simplest ideas. Complete kitchen makeovers are complex and expensive. Rather than invest thousands on new furniture, why not repaint the one you already have? Last but not least, never underestimate the power of excellent accessorizing. With the right items, you’ll be able to make the most amazing changes.
By Peter Smith and Kitstone.co.uk!