It’s a vicious circle. Redecorating comes with a price. New cabinets, kitchen islands and paint cost. Fortunately, there are ways to make your kitchen come to life and not to go on a spending spree. All you need to do is to pay attention to details since they are the ones which make a room a warm and lively place to be. Beauty is in the small things, as they say.
A pop of colour
If you are tired of dull colours of your walls, try painting only one wall with a different colour. You can complement the colour of the wall with the colour of the kitchen cabinets. Painted wall stripes are also a good idea. Installing tiles on only one portion of the wall will make a huge difference. Finally, wallpapers come in all colours and patterns, so you can opt for them, as well. There are also kitchen-themed wall decals for those bold designers.
White clean surface
If you repaint the kitchen, the best option is to have white countertops to tone down the colour palette. You can change the countertop, or repaint it in white. Granite is the most common material used for countertops. Alternatives include soapstone, engineered stone, concrete and tiles. All these materials have their advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you talk to professionals before you consider any of them.
High-quality and beautiful kitchenware contributes enormously to the atmosphere in the kitchen. There are so many different kitchen tools on the market, complementing them with your kitchen design will not be a problem. Food lovers especially love cute kitchen gadgets as they can make preparing food fun and interesting. From a Nessie soup ladle and a ferry silicone steaming lid to custom engraved rolling pins and mitten ice tongs, you will enjoy cooking even more with them.
A lot of light
Natural light is extremely important in the kitchen. If you have the disadvantage of not having a lot of windows, install more lighting fixtures. Task lighting should provide the direct light above the kitchen island and the sink. The scones can be installed below the cabinets, as well. The pendants above the dining table are a good choice for ambient lighting. The wall lamps are recommended as decorative lighting.
Organize a kitchen party
After you have finished decorating, it is only logical to organize a kitchen party. Prepare an interesting menu, delicious wine and you are good to go. If you want to host a regular party, we all know every good party ends up in the kitchen. Showing your new kitchen is unavoidable, as you can see.
To sum up, do not look for expensive redecorating ideas, when you can make any kitchen beautiful with small details. At the end of the day, any kitchen which has a touch of you is a perfect one.