Just like anything, when you decide to have a change it’s important to plan things out. It’s so important, as you need to plan how much you want to spend, what exactly you want to change and what you want to get out of doing so. Giving a room a makeover is always a great way to inject some new life into a room, as well as ensuring your home stays updated and feeling fresh. The kitchen, commonly known as the “Heart of the home”, is one of the busiest rooms of the house. With everything from appliances to work spaces and sometimes dining areas, there is a lot to consider when re-designing the style and feel of the room.
The colour scheme of a room is one of the most important features. If you choose a colour scheme that you don’t like, doesn’t suit the room or simply stands out too much then you may find yourself regretting your choices and spending extra money that you shouldn’t have too. Kitchens are often a very busy room already, so stick to simple colours and tones, try not to add too many patterns or different colours as you can end up making the room look busier and there could potentially be too much going on. Creams and pale colours are great for kitchens as they create a fresh, clean feel and natural light reflects well from them.
Your appliances are something that is seen 24/7 in your kitchen. They are also there for, hopefully, a very long time. Making sure that your appliances fit in well with the rest of your kitchen décor is really important. It sounds obvious, but if you have cream walls, with oak kitchen units and cream curtains you don’t really want to add any bright colours through your appliances. Stick to what will complement the rest of the room nicely and tie together properly. An even better way to making the room look complete and neat is to purchase appliances that match. Many brands now have ranges that are all of a similar, if not the same colour, texture and material. By having matching items your kitchen will draw together perfectly and look really stylish.
If you don’t already have them, you may want to consider adding some open shelving units to your kitchen walls. They work perfectly for storage, yet also add character to the room as you can display items such as cookery books, candles, flowers, photo frames and so on. By having this smaller area to create a display you are able to open up the space, having cabinets that are built high up the wall can sometimes create a sense of cluttering and too much going on. Shelving units are the perfect opportunity to open the room up a little more, and they aren’t very expensive either.
Handles and Pulls
You may not really think about the handles and drawer pulls that are used in your kitchen, but they do make a large difference to the look of a room. If you have really heavy duty, thick, dark handles on a light coloured, dainty cabinet then they may look a little out of place. Practicality is key with any door handles or pulls, you need to ensure that they are easy to use, keep clean and also look good. Simple yet stylish designs always work well, as they’re understated yet neat and add class and sophistication to your kitchen. Try and match the cupboard pulls and handles to the handles you use on your interior or exterior doors and windows, this way the whole kitchen design will look complete and stylish.
Making these small and simple changes to your kitchen will help you update the style and feel like you have a whole new kitchen, without spending lots of money. It’s so easy to keep a room looking stylish as well as being practical by making simple changes!