The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. If like me you’re looking to make some changes to your kitchen, this post could be a real help. Bespoke Interiors specialise in designing and installing stunning kitchens in homes of all shapes and sizes. They wanted to share some tips if you’re looking to make changes to your kitchen this year!
Don’t be afraid of colour
Kitchens can be rather muted in their colour schemes. As with bathrooms, it can be easy to go with white and other light colours, but this can often create a rather dull kitchen, even when executed to a very high standard. Having some different colours in your kitchen can help make it a more visually interesting room. While for most people, having a mix of lots of different colours isn’t appealing, there are some colour combinations which work well.
One of the best ways to bring colour into your kitchen is through designated sections of the room. Because of the fact kitchens need to have certain elements; cupboards, fridge, shelves, worktops, sink, etc., there is often a natural separation between these elements. This can help bring colour into the kitchen in specific places. Having a brightly coloured fridge or section of coloured tiles to make up the backsplash can work really well to inject some colour into your kitchen.
If you’re not installing a totally new kitchen but rather looking to add some colour to your current kitchen, painting the cupboard doors is a great way to change up the look of your kitchen quickly and easily.
Go for the best cupboards and work surfaces you can
Having a new kitchen fitted can be expensive, and as such it’s understandable to want to save money on certain aspects. Areas you shouldn’t do this is with the cupboards and work surfaces. This is because you will come into contact with these areas all the time, and they are also two of the most prominent features of your kitchen. While you might not think twice about saving some money and going for a lower quality finish on the cupboards and worktops initially, believing you won’t notice the difference, over time you will likely start to notice. Obviously, you should choose the worktops and cupboards you like most, and if that happens to be the cheaper option, that’s great!
Make the most of the space
Unless you are building a house from the ground up, we all have different size limitations we have to work around with our homes. The kitchen, because so many of the element need to be custom made and fitted is often limited by what can fit around the essentials. The two areas previously mentioned, worktops and cupboards have to be designed intelligently to make the best use of the space available.
Depending on your taste and the kitchen’s layout, it’s often popular to add cupboards onto the walls to increase the storage capacity. While this will give you more storage space it can, in smaller kitchens, make the room feel even smaller. To get around this, glass cupboard doors provide a lighter feel and help keep the kitchen from feeling cramped.
Having more cupboard will also allow you to free up space on worktops and give you more usable space when you’re cooking and preparing food.
Change up the floor
Getting the right kitchen flooring is really important. The floor you choose should be able to handle lots of foot traffic but also withstand any food or liquid being dropped or spilt without causing a stain. While function is important, you can easily find flooring options which also add to the style of the kitchen.
Bold geometric designs are becoming more popular for kitchen floors and while it can be tempting to go conservative with your flooring, making a bold choice can make a big difference to your kitchen just by changing one element.
The kitchen is often called the ‘heart of the home’ and having a kitchen you love can really help you enjoy the space even more. No matter if you’re getting a totally new kitchen or just updating your current kitchen there are lots of tips and tricks to transform the space into something you’ll love!