You know the old adage “no matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best”? The kitchen is the heart of the home, serving as a space for food preparation, eating, entertaining, and even working.
Your dream kitchen should be both functional and aesthetic, meeting all your storage needs and serving as a welcoming space for family and guests alike. A few simple changes can upgrade the feel of your kitchen space without breaking the bank.
If you’re looking for some simple ideas to revamp your kitchen, read on!
Planning Your Dream Kitchen
The key to a successful redesign is planning. Before making any changes, think about how you want to change the space. This means considering how your kitchen meets your needs and where it falls short.
Do you have a large family or do you entertain a lot? If your kitchen lacks adequate seating, you can add this to your list of complaints.
Do you have a lot of appliances and gadgets? Evaluate how well your kitchen stores your kitchen tools. Do you need more cabinets?
Do your kids like to do homework on the counter? Maybe try adding more storage containers to free up counter space for them.
Furthermore, consider the styles that you like, and come up with a few descriptors like “modern” or “cozy.” You can even look for some kitchen inspiration and kitchen ideas online. Think about these terms when you’re shopping for kitchen furniture or appliances, and see if your potential purchases match the vibe your shooting for.
Change Your Layout
For bigger changes to your kitchen design, draw up some new layout ideas on graph paper first.
Always think about kitchen furniture that can serve double duty as a preparing surface and storage space.
Consider adding islands for more storage space and casual seating. If you add islands on wheels, you can change the layout for different events.
One idea is to add a cart to hold liquors and drink mixing supplies. During parties, a bartending cart is always a hit. The rest of the time, it makes a great storage island.
A Superficial Makeover
You can create a dramatic change in space with a few simple, surface-level changes!
By replacing appliances and handles, you make your kitchen feel more cohesive and modern. Pair new metallic handles with a different color scheme, and your kitchen is transformed.
With a fresh coat of paint on the walls and cabinets, your kitchen can achieve a different feel. You can hire someone to paint kitchen cabinets or walls, giving your kitchen a more polished feel without spending a lot of money.
This is also a great opportunity to get some new kitchen furniture. Replacing chairs, handles, and paint isn’t a lot of work and completely revamps your kitchen!
Design Your Kitchen
Hopefully, now you’ll have some ideas for how to design your kitchen for a new feel. Your dream kitchen is within reach. All it takes is a little bit of inspiration and planning!
If you’re looking for more design advice and how-to guides, check out the rest of our blog for more!