UPDATING YOUR KITCHEN FOR THE NEW YEAR
My kitchen is the central hub of the house. The place where we not only cook but also eat, have lazy morning coffees and gather with friends. For us we spend a lot of time in the kitchen, we love our food, and we love to cook. We fitted our kitchen when we moved in 4 years ago and made sure that our kitchen is our favourite room in the whole house. The new year is the perfect time to create that dream kitchen of yours; there’s always a few simple ways to update your kitchen without investing in remodelling the interiors. So if you have fallen a little out of love with your kitchen or if it could use a little facelift these tips will help you when updating your kitchen for the New Year!
Tiling is a DIY project that is far easier than you may be thinking. Me and my husband love tiling projects together, our first project being our kitchen backsplash. A great way to make a statement while adding function to your kitchen is to add a backsplash. We have found that it helps keep our kitchen clean, and there are so many tile styles to choose from! To get some ideas for tile formats and finishes shop Porcelanosa at Tiles and Bathrooms. Backsplashes have become so popular. They can be a bright statement or a chic, sophisticated or textured design that adds personality and makes your kitchen unique.
NEW YEAR, GO GREEN!
I love having plants in my home, they clean the air and make me happy. It is a little hobby in our kitchen to keep herbs and plants around. It stops us needing to buying more and fresh herbs are delicious! We are no gardeners, but we are keen to learn. Adding a few plants can brighten up a space and make it warm and inviting. We have also been spending 2019 thinking about the planet a little more and making more ethical and environmental changes. A great way we have done this is with a compost bin. Any uncooked food waste or card goes in this little kitchen bin before being taken outside. Composting helps to cut down on our general waste. A very inexpensive way of making compost through scraps.
Kitchens are the worst room for accumulating clutter. You can quickly build up drawers full of every kitchen gadget going which can make your kitchen feel overwhelming and harder to clean. Personally, I prefer clean, white, clutter-free spaces. It makes me calmer and forces us to stay tidy. When decluttering I would definitely recommend looking into the Konmari method. Decluttering can turn a space that you hated into one that you love. Remember, not all gadgets have to be out on display taking up counter space – I can luckily hide my microwave and toaster in the pantry.
Make do and mend is coming back in style in a big way. If you enjoy what you have, treasure it or make it even better. Doing something as little as changing the cabinet door knobs will give your space a completely different appearance. Give your cabinets a fresh new look with a hairdryer and some fablon or alternatively a fresh coat of paint. Fablon or paint is a great, easy way to add some colour or completely change the look of your existing kitchen.
Sometimes all a kitchen needs is some new decor. Consider putting up some artwork on the walls; a stunning piece can create a focal accent wall. Art on the walls is a great way to inject your personality and add character without a hefty price tag or hours redecorating. Lighting can be a big game changer in a kitchen; no one enjoys a dark kitchen. Consider soft overhead lighting and under-cabinet lighting to create some dramatic effects.