The kitchen is the hub of the house. It’s the room that brings everyone together, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s also one of the rooms that goes through the most wear and tear for this reason. Its where countless dishes are washed and freshly cooked, hot meals are made. You may even be due and update. If you’re looking for advice on your kitchen remodel, look no further. Below are some style and money-saving tips to help.
Redesigning a kitchen can be costly, even if you’re making simple updates like panelling and painting your cupboards. Plus, while it’s being refurbished, it will be out of bounds for some time which is why it’s a clever idea to go for something a little more timeless. “Shaker” is a style that we often refer to as it’s been around since the 1700’s and just as popular today. It has a certain classy and cottage-like feel as it focuses on minimalism and neutrals. What defines it are its clean lines, tapered legs, and minimalist designs.
Consider Painting and Not Replacing
It’s not masking over your problems; it’s giving what you have a new lease of life. If your cupboards are perfectly fine with no warping or chips, a great way to spice things up (no pun intended) would be to just paint them. It’s much more eco-friendly as there is less waste and it will save you a small fortune as cupboards can be painted yourself. There’s also minimal down time as the most work that you will need to do is wait for paint to dry and reattach the doors to their hinges.
Think About Safety
The kitchen is not a place that you want to play games with. It can get hot, and things can become flammable easily. Sometimes it’s best not to skimp on price if it means also compromising on quality. While some say that they are heat resistant, sticky splash backs are a prime example and should be investigated carefully.
Last but by no means least is lighting. Lighting can seriously transform a space, especially if it’s small. You don’t want to blind every passing visitor but adding further light can help to create dimension to a small or boxy room. They can be added lower down to the base of your cupboards, beneath your overhead cabinets and as spotlights.
Do you have any plans for upgrading your kitchen?