You have probably heard a million times that your kitchen space is the most used space in your house. This is where you prepare meals for your family, where you bake, where most people gravitate toward during a party or simple family function and where the family typically hangs out in the morning as they take breakfast before everyone goes out to face their day.
The problem with the kitchen is that, because it is used so much, it’s very easy for it to lose its beauty. Things fade and grow old from wear and tear, and hardware soon becomes obsolete or just plain ugly. The space where you spend so much of your time should be anything but depressing. There’s always that pressure to improve the kitchen space and make it beautiful enough that you enjoy your time there. Luckily, there are ways to do it without breaking the bank.
1. New Paint
This is so easy that you don’t even have to hire a professional to do it for you. You can totally do it yourself. The simplest way to start is by painting the cabinets. Since they are the most prominent element in the kitchen, giving your cabinets a new paint job will immediately improve the look of your kitchen. If your kitchen has a dark and broody look, go for a light paint job that brightens everything up. You can even play around with two or three colors to give the illusion of a wider or narrower space as you see fit.
2. Splash on the Backsplash
If you’re going to be spending any money on upgrading the look of your kitchen, then you might as well spend it where it counts. The backsplash happens to be the most visible part of your kitchen and can do a lot to give your kitchen the character you want it to have. There are lots of modern-looking materials that you can use on the backsplash to give it a clean, modern look, including stainless steel, glass, marble or colored ceramic tiles. Most of these are also simple to maintain.
3. Make Use of Flowers
Flowers are some of the cheapest and most effective elements you can add to your kitchen to make it look beautiful. One of the simplest ways to make any space look beautiful is to add a touch of nature, and your kitchen will benefit immensely from a natural look. You can start by decorating your kitchen island with some tall branches like dogwood or cherry blossom. They make it look like some of the outside found its way in. You can also add some elegance with potted orchids and water them with ice cubes at the base.
4. Get New Hardware
Kitchen hardware is like jewelry for your kitchen. By getting something as simple as new handles or pulls, you can knock off an entire decade from your kitchen. The same goes for your cabinets and sinks and so on. Go for sleeker and smoother hardware that gives your kitchen a clean, modern look. It’s always possible to get a great deal on new hardware and save some cash in the process. If you’re a do-it-yourself enthusiast you can even have some fun installing the new hardware yourself.
5. Buy New Appliances
If you’ve got a little bit of extra money and want to go the extra mile, then getting new appliances to give an update to your old appliances could do the world of good to your kitchen. A good choice is to get stainless-steel appliances, which are not only versatile and practical but have also become a requirement in any modern kitchen.