Almost every family agrees that the kitchen is an essential part of a home. The kitchen might be the heart of every household, but it is also the place where many people wish they can refresh. With our new kitchen I can totally attest to this! No one leaves the island I swear… Which is why refreshing your kitchen allows you to add value to your home and reduce energy consumption, especially if you replace old or broken appliances with energy-efficient ones. If you are in a place where you think you want to refresh your kitchen, here are some proven ways to do that even when you are on a budget.
With access to natural light from windows and the proximity to the sink, plants tend to do well in the kitchen. There are many benefits of filling your home with green plants. They reduce stress, improve the indoor air quality, and are pretty nice to look at. Consider filling your kitchen with colorful succulents, luxurious houseplants, and fresh herbs.
Having plants in your kitchen tends to increase the humidity in your kitchen and reduce respiratory issues. Also, plants are known to increase the concentration of people. So, filling your kitchen with a few plants might as well help improve your cooking.
Invest in a Fancy Kitchen Faucet
Give your kitchen a fresh look by switching that old kitchen faucet with a fancy one. Having a new and ornamental faucet can improve the functionality of your kitchen because modern faucets come with features that can simplify cooking and cleaning. Consider going for trendy faucet finishing like stainless steel or fashionable brushed brass to achieve a modern look.
Ensure that you keep an eye on any signs of wear and tear. And if you are having a hard time with your faucets, the problem might be with your home’s plumbing and not the faucet, consider getting the help of professional plumbers.
Update your Kitchen Cabinets
Generally, kitchen remodeling entails the installation of new cabinets. However, you don’t have to use a lot of money buying new ones when your current cabinets are in decent shape. If you have wooded cabinets, a few upgrades can leave them looking fresh and new. Some various upgrades to consider when updating your kitchen cabinets include the cabinet pulls, smoothing, and painting.
You can update your cabinet pulls by replacing the knobs, hinges, and pulls with contemporary hardware. Also, ensure that your wooden cabinets are sanded to eliminate scratches, oily stains, and a color that isn’t fit for your design pattern.
Remember that natural wood can get stained. So, after sanding the cabinets, consider painting them in your preferred color.
Paint the Kitchen Walls
Besides painting your cabinets, consider painting the walls of your kitchen to give it a fresh and new look. Painting is a cost-effective way to spruce up your kitchen because you can do it yourself without hiring a professional painter. When choosing a color for your kitchen, consider going for colors like cobalt blue or white. And for an immediate touch of intricacy and depth, paint the walls behind your updated kitchen cabinets with a rich shade like charcoal gray or navy blue.
Dreaming of having a new kitchen is one thing and paying for the renovations is another. It might be worth it to get your dream kitchen if you have the money. However, these simple upgrades can help you achieve the look that you want to refresh your kitchen. Make your kitchen family-friendly by organizing it, adding seats (I’m in love with these), having multiple counter heights, and adding some plants.