The kitchen is often the heart of any home, and it will be the room that every family member heads to before they leave the house in the morning, and when they arrive home after a busy day. Therefore, your kitchen space needs to provide the best of both worlds and be a functional space with plenty of interior design charm. Any room that has a lot of foot traffic, and daily use, is likely to suffer a little (or a lot) wear and tear over time. Kitchen spaces can become run down and look tired, making them an uninviting environment for you and your family. Sometimes, kitchens are the last interior challenge you want to tackle because they may seem like a mammoth renovation. However, with a few decisive changes, you can freshen up the space, making it look as good as new.
There’s no need to start tearing out cupboards and knocking down walls; you just need a weekend or so, some help from your loved ones (offer to cook them dinner when it’s finished), and some great ideas. Therefore it’s time to write your list, get to your local DIY or hardware store, contact the right companies for specialist jobs, and roll up those sleeves to create the perfect kitchen in your home. Take a look at some ideas for your kitchen interior and create a space that you can’t wait to get back into, whether it’s to cook, relax, or catch up with those you love over great food.
It’s often the tiles that are the first to go in a kitchen or bathroom environment; sometimes, it’s impossible to make the grout look clean and fresh, and chips, cracks, and stains create a tired and unpleasant interior. Therefore it’s worth investing in new tiles or replacing them with a glass splashback behind your sink and countertops. Companies like Art Form Living will give you plenty of inspiration, and you’ll be able to discover the colours and areas you can fill. You won’t have to worry about tired looking tiles anymore, and your kitchen interior will be given an instant boost.
Replacing every kitchen cupboard can be expensive and time-consuming; therefore, it could be time to give them a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and some new handles. Painting tired and dark cabinets with a light colour will instantly make the space look bigger, and your kitchen will feel new. You can add designer touches by sourcing unique knobs or handles, and visitors will be asking when you had the refit done. Take a look at sites like Pinterest and get some inspiration and ideas on how to update those old looking doors.
Character, Colour, And Fun
Even though kitchens are primarily functional spaces to cook and store items; you can still add plenty of personality and fun. An interior with your favourite fresh flowers, a shelf with some vintage kitchen items or personal touches, or neat jars proudly on display, will never look neglected. Therefore, it’s worth thinking about what you can display and where to add the finishing touches to your dream culinary environment.
It doesn’t matter what season it is, the kitchen is the hub of the home. It is where we all gravitate to because the buzz of activity is alluring. It is that place you go to butcher another Jamie Oliver recipe, where your kids pretend to their homework and where your significant-lover likes to hang out for no other reason except the fact you are in their, reading that book you were meant to start in the summer.
To put it simply, the kitchen is the most used room in the home, which is why you need to give it the makeover it deserves, and none is more on point right now than something sleek and utilitarian; cosy yet modern.
Now, most people’s reactions are to panic and fluster and think about how your bank balance. But there’s no need. All you need to know is a few accessorizing and styling tips and, voila, you’ll have that modern but lived-in vibe on show in no time at all.
1. Pretty In Pastel
Wooden cupboards no longer do it. They’re just so mundane and boring and what you want is something warm and lively. That is why you should add a splash of colour to your cupboard units by painting them in a light pastel colour, something like a soft duck egg blue or a mild shade of green. Warm and chic.
2. Rug It In
Kitchen floors never get the style treatment. It’s as if we think they have to be made of exposed tiles or wooden floorboards and anything else is improper. Well, screw convention because you have every right to liven up your floor, and the simplest way to do that is with a rug – something vintage-inspired. It could fill the entire space or it could be a runner; whatever pleases your palette.
3. A Modern Twist
Back in the day, every kitchen had a fireplace, something that has been lost over time, albeit for obvious reasons. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shake up your kitchen a little bit by adding a gorgeous gas fireplace. It’s giving your kitchen a modern twist in the warmest way possible. Just imagine how cosy you will feel, kicking back in your comfy kitchen chair, flicking through your Kindle as a roast cooks in the oven. Mmmmm.
4. A Beautiful Banquette
You rarely see banquettes anymore. They’re furnishings that are all but reserved for fancy restaurants these days. Add one to your kitchen space, though, and you’ll get that rustic family feel in an instant – especially if you pile up the cushions; that will make it extra welcoming.
5. Bigger Is Better
We’re not saying you need to supersize everything in your kitchen, or even expand the kitchen itself. All you need to do is supersize that subtle focal point – the kitchen sink. It’s a great way to add that country-chic vibe to your countertops, turning function into beauty. It could be that you go deep, or you could go wide. Either way, an oversized sink works wonders.