The kitchen is undoubtedly where we spend the majority of our time.
Whether we are cooking or talking or hanging out we as families and even as individuals spend most of our time in our kitchens.
That being said wouldn’t you assume we would also spend the most time and energy into making sure the kitchen looks and feels like we want it to?
With the recession in full spring and unemployment at over 10% we all don’t have the extra money lying around to remodel kitchens, replace sinks and buy new stove tops. You can, however through minor and simple changes and updates, give your kitchen a completely different feel.
Paint your cupboards. This is the single easiest way to completely change the look and feel of a kitchen. White is a great color to go with if your cupboards aren’t already white.
Painting your cupboards white will give your kitchen a light, airy and bigger feel than it already is. Or you could consider painting your kitchen cupboards yellow or really any color you wish.
However, think of the feeling you want to portray in your kitchen and think of the accent colors. A bright yellow may be nice for awhile but after time the yellow may be tiring on the eyes.
Try rearranging the things on your countertops [Kitchen countertops]. Switch the coffee pot with the canisters and switch the dog’s treat jar with the toaster.
Move things around so that the next day you have to remind yourself where things are. This will definitely help you feel like you have redone your kitchen.
How is the lighting in your kitchen? Is the only source of light the overhead light which was there when you bought the house? If that is the case chances are the light fixture is outdated and very drab and boring.
Although it may be a little more expensive than painting cupboards or moving around kitchen appliances you may want to look into new light fixtures for your kitchen. A new lighting approach can and will completely redo your kitchen and make it more modern, more enjoyable and very bright.
If you are handy or if you know a handy man you should consider adding tile backsplash. Tile backsplash would go between the counter tops and up about 1 ½ to 2 feet until the paint on the wall begins. Tile backsplashes are becoming quite popular and look great when done correctly.