Redesigning your kitchen space can be an absolute joy to do, and you shouldn’t let anything get in the way of that. For many it can be a logistical nightmare; trying to work out where to put certain appliances and white goods while figuring out what cupboard space you have available and where you will put essentials that you have already acquired isn’t everybody’s idea of fun. But it is your chance to let your creative juices flow and make what is often regarded as the most sociable and important room in the house into your food haven.
Provided you aren’t eating out or ordering in for the majority of the week, the kitchen is often one of the most used rooms in a house. It takes the brunt of all of the different environments that come with cooking; from hot blasts to humid conditions, this room has to withstand a lot. What you use to paint your kitchen can be the difference between you having to redecorate when it’s necessary or when you want to. Wouldn’t you much rather do the latter? Invest in a good quality kitchen paint and remember to follow the guidelines to achieve a perfect and durable look for your kitchen.
Leave It For Later
For the things that you ‘leave for later’, consider getting an appliance that will do the job for you. A classic example is investing in a dishwasher instead of doing the washing up. With advancements in technology, you can now get dishwashers to suit any need in any kitchen, whether big or small, and sometimes they can actually be more economical than washing dishes by hand. If you live in an area with hard water, a water softener would be an ideal purchase to make sure that your dishwasher is in tip-top shape to avoid any unwanted bills in the future. Other tips and tricks you can use for saving space and making life just that touch easier include buying stacking saucepans to steam your vegetables, asking to look at innovative cupboard storage solutions and ditching any unnecessary crockery that is purely for ornamental display – it’ll always need cleaning if it’s just left there!
Think Outside the Box
When you think of decorating a kitchen, you have mainly … well, kitchen-type-stuff in your head. Ceramic pots containing herbs, spice racks, little quotes relating to chefs – we all know the ones. Showrooms are now encouraging those who are designing their own kitchen to think outside of the box and draw inspiration from other rooms. Instead of the herb pots, why not bring in another, more colourful plant? Mirrors and frames can adorn the walls (make sure to wipe down regularly to prevent grease buildup) and there are certain pieces of decor which can be altered to really give the room some ‘pop’, such as lampshades, blinds and even doorknobs. Thinking about countries that you have visited, or wish to, can also help set a theme to the style of kitchen that you want.