It happens to most homeowners at some point—you take a look around your kitchen and realize that it looks tired and dated. To change the look and feel of your kitchen you’ll have to renovate the entire space, right? In the vast majority of cases, this is not true; all you will need in order to create a modern kitchen is a focused approach that helps you to create a classy look that doesn’t break your bank account. Kitchen renovations can be done on a budget that is low or where the sky is the limit, depending on your personal goals. Either way, the following tips will help you to get started.
Choose a Colour Scheme
If you are going to be renovating your kitchen, plan ahead of time by choosing a colour scheme that fits in with the rest of your home and that gives your kitchen an updated, modern look. Choose colours that are classy, brighten up the kitchen, and create a welcoming atmosphere.
Kitchen counters can become magnets for unpaid bills, unopened mail, and other items that make the space feel cluttered. If you keep office supplies, like pens and paper, in your kitchen, dedicate a drawer for these supplies. Store mugs, tea canisters, spices, and other kitchen items in dedicated storage spaces. Removing clutter will help you to create a sleek-looking kitchen.
If you have the space for it, create a focal point in your kitchen with a kitchen island. A kitchen island can be used to store away supplies, which will reduce clutter. You can add a few chairs to a large kitchen island. This will add a warm touch to your kitchen that makes it more of a social environment instead of just a place to cook and do the dishes.
Add a Touch of Luxury
Even if you are on a budget, you can make small changes to your kitchen that will give it class and add a touch of luxury. For example, an updated stainless steel sink, a modern splashback, or any other type of addition that you believe your kitchen needs the most.
Create an Open Space
If possible, open up your kitchen space to the living room or to your outdoor garden. Knocking out a portion of the wall between the kitchen and living room can make all the difference in the overall look and function of kitchens. Extra windows to your garden space or a patio that extends out from the kitchen will add light and plenty of character to your kitchen.