Few rooms in the house are subject to wear and tear quite like the kitchen. That’s hardly surprising given it’s the heart of the home and family hub. This functional space is used so much it can quickly become shabby and in-need of some light restoration.
Thankfully, there are some ways to bring style back to the kitchen without breaking the bank, or undergoing major design changes. Try one of these five tips for a quick and easy way to spruce up this room with striking results.
Replace the splashback
If you’re kitchen cabinets and draws are looking tired, there is another solution aside from having to replace with expensive new ones. Instead, try simply replacing the splashback which is pleasantly affordable and doesn’t require much work.
Small mosaic tiles in grids are easy to fit and look especially good in pastel shades. Compliment by painting your cabinets in a lighter colour and you’ll give the appearance of a full kitchen re-fit.
Declutter and create space
Years of family clutter can soon mount up and create a space which is neither friendly nor relaxing. Spending half a day clearing out all the unnecessary junk may seem like a chore but you’ll be more than pleased with the results. Use this opportunity to give the room a thorough clean. To remove stubborn grease and leave a relaxing scent, mix two teaspoons of eucalyptus oil with hot water and a teaspoon of washing-up liquid.
Install new fixtures
Just like the new splashback, there’s simple tricks to give the finish of a brand-new kitchen without the added cost. Replace old faucets and fixtures with brand new chrome fixtures. Attractive lighting can also make an impact, especially if these include a dimmer setting which gives a cosy and friendly vibe.
Other aspects that may seem redundant can be replaced such as the radiators. By opting for one of the striking contemporary styles such as a wave design or flat panel, you can add a contemporary and eye-catching finish.
Bring the outside, in
What better way to bring some life to your dull kitchen than planting an indoor garden? This trend is fast becoming mainstream thanks to its rewarding benefits and attractive appearance.
Not only do these plants looks great along your window sill or hung from rustic jars attached to the ceiling but they provide a constant supply of cooking ingredients too. Plant a selection of common herbs such as basil, thyme, mint and rosemary. These smell great and you’ll never be short of flavour when creating tasty meals from scratch.
Make a display
Consider the items in your kitchen which grab the attention of guests as they walk into the room. If there’s nothing remarkable, it could be worth investing some time and a little money on a centrepiece.
While most opt for a striking piece of art, why not unleash some creativity and install your own display? Paint an old dresser in a vintage shade of white and use this piece to showcase unique antiques or items. Add treasures which co-ordinate in colour and include a vase of freshly cut flowers to instantly draw the eye.