5 Ways to Improve Your Kitchen
The kitchen can often be the sociable heart of the home if you’re a fan of good food and good company. Nothing improves a home-feel more than a great-looking kitchen. Improving your kitchen can often feel daunting, however, with so many design features to consider. Here are five suggestions that can help.
- Install the Right Lighting
The right lighting can improve anything, and within a kitchen, it can truly create a special kind of ambience if you get it right. You may want to consider adjustable lighting for your kitchen if you’re looking for bright light when you need it (such as spotlighting for cooking) and then warmer, more toned-down lighting if you’re trying to set a mood.
Under-cabinet LED lighting is also great for illuminating your space, and especially if the lights are colour-changing as this means you can set your favourite colour and tone. Under-cabinet lighting (especially around the floor) can also help your kitchen to feel much bigger.
- Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
Improving your kitchen doesn’t just have to be about the aesthetics; your kitchen uses a lot of energy for appliances, after all, so why not improve your kitchen by installing the most eco-friendly versions to keep costs down and help the environment? Especially if you are redecorating or refurbishing your kitchen, now is the time to install new appliances which are going to last in an efficient way.
- Transform Your Worktops
Your worktops can often be the centre of attention in your kitchen, as they’re mainly what you see when you’re cooking, using your kitchen, and moving around it. Worktops have the power to create the right tone for your kitchen, as well as provide a high-quality option that will last without compromising your ability to use your worktops. If you aren’t sure what to go for, granite worktops can be a popular option, and they always look high-quality.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Dress the Floor
Many people don’t think much regarding the floor in their kitchen, apart from installing quality tiling or flooring. However, there’s still potential to dress up your flooring with rugs to add a little more colour and personality. Bright rugs can really make your kitchen pop if it’s otherwise neutral in colour, and you can install rug grips to make sure they remain firmly to the floor while you’re busy moving around the kitchen.
- Update Your Cabinet Handles
If you want to improve the appearance of your cabinets without having to pay for a whole new kitchen installation, one great way you can do that is by updating cabinet handles. It’s a simple thing, but it can completely alter the look of your kitchen units. You may be able to find quirky handles in vintage stores which are sold individually to give your kitchen a unique look, or if ultra-modern is your style, then choose modern and simple handles built to last.
If you want to take it a little further, you could also give your kitchen cabinets a coat of paint or stain them (if you don’t want to completely replace them) to give them a new look.
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