Whether or not you consider cooking to be one of your hobbies, it is clear that your kitchen is somewhere that you will undoubtedly spend a lot of your time in. Unless you are somehow ordering a takeaway every single day, it is a necessity that you will spend time cooking and cleaning in your kitchen for a significant amount of time each week. On top of this, if you are frequently inviting guests to your home then you may wish to impress them with the design of your kitchen.
If you believe that your current kitchen design is lackluster, or that you aren’t using the space to its full potential, there is nothing to fear! In this article we will be going through a few ways that you can breathe some much needed life into your kitchen, by focusing on the way you use your space in your kitchen, you may make yourself enjoy cooking and cleaning more than you ever thought you could. Although these tips are aimed at smaller kitchens, many of these ideas can be applied to a kitchen of any size.
As a room in your home that you spend so much time in, it is important to make sure that you have created a happy space that you would be happy to spend in. Although redesigning your kitchen can give you an incredible level of control, allowing you to design your kitchen based on your specific needs, rather than that of the previous homeowner, there are many simple steps you can take to improving your kitchen. For example, by adding a few plants to your kitchen, you can create a much more homely and natural feel.
Time to Reflect
It may seem incredibly obvious to some but as well as actually freeing up space in your kitchen, there are also ways to increase the perceived size of your kitchen. This next tip can be used throughout your home and is often used to great effect. Simply put, by installing large mirrors or even mirrors across one entire wall, you create the illusion that your kitchen is much bigger than it actually is. If you ever want to imagine how this works, just imagine yourself in a changing room with mirrors on the wall and you will immediately understand the feeling.
If you are not keen on having mirrors in your kitchen, making sure that your kitchen is facing windows is also a great way to make your kitchen feel less small. This goes extremely well if you also pair this with a glossy finish on your kitchen counters as the light that bounces from the windows will create the feeling of even more space.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
If you haven’t cleaned in a while, you may feel that you can’t even move due to how messy the room is. Although cleaning your dishes and throwing any rubbish in the bin is a great start, there are also a large number of items that you don’t constantly need out on your kitchen worktop. With items such as toasters and blenders you only need them out if you are going to be using them, while you are not using them, you can make a lot of extra space in your kitchen by storing these items in your cupboards.
Use Storage Space Effectively
This final tip leads from the previous one. Although it may seem like a great idea to store your items away when you are not using them in order to free up some much needed space, it is therefore also essential that you have enough storage capacity in your kitchen. You can do this by installing shelves above your appliances or generally just using every place available in your kitchen.
So there we have it, we hope we have opened your eyes to the many ways that you can help to improve your kitchen with a few changes. Whether you have a large or small kitchen, there are many ways that you can make your kitchen stand out and impress your guests. After all, we spend too much time in our kitchens to warrant settling for second best.
About the Author
Jack McGivern works for Mode Designer Kitchens and Bedrooms, offering services for kitchens in Stoke-on-Trent.