Give Your Kitchen A Facelift
There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as a new interior design project. One of the rooms offering the best potential for investment is the kitchen, where there is a whole host of possibilities open to anyone with an imagination.
Here’s a look at some of the best ways that a kitchen can take on a new identity without breaking the bank:
Add Or Change Lighting
Modifying or changing the lighting that’s used within the room is a great place to start. A new set of lights can take a room from contemporary cool to comforting tradition with ease. You’ll need to do a bit of research to make sure you don’t end up with a clash of styles or color, but it’s well worth considering this modification. The energy efficiency of modern lighting will keep costs down, too.
Update The Hardware
Updating or changing your hardware is another effective way to give the room a new spark of life. Even changing all of the doorknobs and drawer handles from gold to silver can make a big difference to the way a room looks. It’s also worth considering the fact that hardware is quite often the part of the kitchen that ages first, meaning that you can often present the impression of a brand new room just by changing it and leaving the rest!
Add Or Change An Appliance
Just as the ideal accessory can change how an outfit is presented, so a brand new appliance can make a difference as to how the kitchen looks. Even something like a coffee machine can help make your kitchen look more stylish and contemporary. Take the time to experiment with different appliances.
Replace The Faucet
Replacing the faucets around the kitchen is another excellent way to help give the room a new lease of life. Because they’re traditionally presented in silver or reflective finishes, faucets tend to age quite quickly – certainly more quickly than other hardware. It’s a small plumbing job that won’t take long or cost too much.
Replace The Disposer
Newer disposers are quieter and tend to use less energy.
Add A Pantry
If you’re looking to free up a little more room in your kitchen, then it might be worth looking into the value of a pantry. This will present additional space that can be used for almost anything, and will leave your tabletops free.
Add A Rug
The value of a good rug should never be underestimated. A good quality rug can add a real sense of warmth to a kitchen that otherwise seems cold. Obviously, it’s essential to do a bit of research so you can make sure that the rug suits the rest of the kitchen’s design, but it’s worth taking the time to do so.
Swap Out The Switch Plates
Change the dull plastic covers hiding all those electrical connections that are a vital part of every kitchen. Replacing them with decorative bronze, pewter or copper switch plates is a great way to bring a touch of luxury to the kitchen — at a low price.
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