Your kitchen is probably the room in the house where everyone congregates. From guests to family, it’s the hub of the home and you want that hub to be as pretty and as practical as possible. It’s a balance that is not impossible to achieve and as long as you put your mind to it, you can work on your kitchen and stick to budget. A kitchen can be a little cold as it’s a space that is function-oriented.
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The trick? Use the same amount of care and attention in this space as you would in every other room of the house. It is likely that you will be so in love with your new kitchen you won’t want the family to get together in any other space in the house! So, how does a kitchen become inviting? What can you do to make the warmest room in the house look that way? As always, I recommend calling in a professional Interior Designer first. Below are several things you can do to make this functional space, inviting.
Keep It Clean
A dirty kitchen is not one anyone wants to go into. No one wants to spend time looking at sticky counters, crumb covered floors and dishes stacked next to the sink. If you clean as you go during meal times you can stay on top of the odd jobs that seem to build up really quick. Clean smelling and sparkly surfaces reflect how much you look after the space and if your appliances are dull and grimy, it’s not being looked after.
If you have a certain color in your kitchen, stick to the theme. Neutral walls will allow you to change out small appliances and accented colors when you grow tired of them. Prefer a specific pattern? There’s plenty of fabric choices out there for your custom window treatments to introduce pattern or color. It doesn’t have to be all chrome and white. Get online and upgrade your appliances to give your kitchen an overall spruce up and if you check websites like Oven Shopper you can compare the best small appliances for your kitchen.
Let There Be Light
The light in the kitchen isn’t all about what pops out of the ceiling. Your windows let in natural light and the bigger the windows, the more natural light you will have flooding the room and brightening up dark corners. If you have dark colors on the walls, it’s time for a makeover. Kitchen counters that are black are fine, but if you match dark counters to dark walls you are going to create a murky looking space. You want to encourage warm colors and bright counters and cupboards so your kitchen looks like somewhere you want to sit and not a cave.
Potted plants and flowers are always placed strategically so people catch a whiff of the bloom as they enter a space. In kitchens, flowers are well placed on windowsills and on the scrubbed table. Inviting, beautiful and a little nature brought into a space that is full of clean lines.
Your kitchen can be as warm and inviting as you’d like it to be and by taking note of our tips, you won’t go wrong.