Your kitchen is the place where family and friends gather to enjoy meals, discuss the day and visit with each other. In fact, it is common for families to spend more time in their kitchen than any other room in their home. Since this is one of the most used rooms in your home, it makes perfect sense that it will need an occasional upgrade. Not everyone has the budget for a full remodel, or you might already love your kitchen, but feel it needs a few small touch-ups. A few small changes here and there can create a big effect on how your kitchen looks. The good news is that updating the look of your kitchen doesn't require you spending a lot of time or money. Here are a few great ways to upgrade the space this summer without an expensive overhaul.
Upgrading or adding pendant lighting is a quick and easy way to change the look and feel of your kitchen. Pendant lighting is a popular choice when it comes to easy upgrades because they are inexpensive, yet provide an ambiance and great task lighting. Some great places to add or change your current pendant lights include, over the sink, over the stove and in the dining area. If you don’t want to install additional pendant lights, simply changing the bulbs to LED bulbs or adding a different cover will make a big difference in the appearance.
Without a doubt, one of the easiest upgrades for any kitchen is getting organized. Many people choose summertime to clean out their closets and get rid of old clothing and the clutter, but don’t stop at the closets! Just like cleaning out the closets, your kitchen drawers and counters also need a decluttering. Start with the counters and remove all the small appliances and gadgets you don’t use every day, and then work your way to the drawers. Keep all accessories to a minimum and add some drawer organizers, which will not only make the kitchen more inviting, but you won’t spend time fumbling through drawers to find the items you need.
Install a Chalkboard
Chalkboards have been utilized in educational institutions, offices, and restaurants for years as a way to convey notes and information. Chalkboards are now getting very popular in homes everywhere as an easy way to decorate an empty wall or cabinet door. They’re great for grocery lists, measuring conversions for cooking and even motivational quotes for your family. There is a big range of chalkboards on the market — from fun shaped boards to a magnetic surface. However, if you really want to customize a chalkboard to suit your family, you can make your own with these easy to follow instructions.
A few small changes here and there can create a significant effect on how your kitchen looks and feels. Sometimes, it only takes the addition of a few small accessories, such as a new soap dispenser or paper towel holder to add that extra, personal touch to the kitchen. Regardless of your style, with a little creativity, you can create a beautiful, organized and comfortable kitchen.
Ready to upgrade your kitchen? Call us at Kitchen Tune-Up today! We look forward to creating the kitchen of your dreams.