Don’t you just love that feeling of awe when you enter a kitchen that looks so fresh and new you immediately think that’s a real cooking oasis? Well, you can trigger that emotion in your own home if you follow some simple steps. Not only will they make your kitchen look nicer, but they will also lure you into cooking more often. So, let’s see what you need to do to make that cooking magic happen once again.
Let there be light
From all sources. What every good cook needs is proper lighting, and we’re not talking just about those lights over the counter. Take a look at your windows. Are they good enough or do they need replacing? Natural light is essential for your good mood, and no lunch has ever turned out to be delicious if it was prepared by a grumpy cook. Also, just by replacing the blinds or curtains with new ones you can change the complete appearance and feel of the space.
Take a look above and hang an interesting chandelier. That’s right, a chandelier. You can find a wide variety to choose from and they can add a bit of luxury to this space.
If you really want to go all the way, go with granite. Everybody loves it, and so will you. It’s both timeless and beautiful. On the other hand, if that material is a tad too pricey, fear not. You can find something as wonderful among other available materials, though probably not as durable.
Even if this is the only thing you change about this space, you’ll feel as if you’ve redecorated the whole room. That’s’ also what you wish to inspire in your visitors, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home someday. Kitchen renovations rank highly on the list of strategies how to add value to your home. Real estate experts agree “that it’s the kitchen that ultimately sells the home.”
A stylish faucet
In order to make cooking more pleasant, replace your old faucet and sink with something more modern or perhaps vintage, if that’s your style. Washing fruits and veggies will be much more pleasant.
A cooking nook
Perhaps there’s a corner of your kitchen that isn’t used to the maximum. Take a look around. Isn’t there some nook, perhaps by the window, where you could fit on a small bench, some pillows, maybe a blanket? It may seem tiny, but it will soon become your favourite place for having coffee, especially while waiting for something to boil.
Redecorating your cabinets needn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Buying new kitchen cabinets (or perhaps only their doors) is the most effective method, but if you’re a fan of DIY projects on a budget, get ready to do some painting!
A new coat of paint will give your kitchen a fresher look. If you even change the handles during the process, you’ve got yourself a brand new room. Usually, the nuances you can’t go wrong with are pastels and beige.
While you’re at it, take a look at the walls. Could they use some paintwork, too?
Wallpapers – why not?
The primary purpose of this room is cooking tasty meals, but that doesn’t mean it should look uninteresting and sterile. Choose a wall which you believe would look stunning if it were decorated with some ornaments, and pick the right pattern. True, wallpapers aren’t that common in this area of the house, but that only means you’ll get that wow effect easier.
Whenever we buy something new, we just can’t wait till we test it! If that’s a new cooker, imagine what will start happening.
Perhaps the reason why you’ve been reluctant to cook was the fact that everything in it looks old and shabby. Buying new kitchen appliances can’t be a bargain, but considering the energy efficiency of the latest generations, a new fridge or a washing machine should pay off in the long run.
Even though it’s sometimes time-consuming, cooking is a wonderful way of taking care of yourself and your family. In this hectic world, it’s nice to have a place of your own which will inspire you to enjoy making meals, from morning until night time. Try some of these tips, and soon enough your indulgence will be that special secret ingredient to your dish.