As life goes on, it can become harder to keep the kitchen decluttered and looking the way you want it to. Because that’s life. So maybe it’s time to recapture that beauty with an all-new upgrade!
There are so many ways to show your space some TLC and add some more You to the space. Here are 8 different ways to simply and effectively upgrade your kitchen:
1. Declutter With Cabinets
If the main reason you’ve stumbled upon this article is that you’re frustrated by the lack of space in your kitchen, here’s a solution you might not have thought about yet: linen cabinets. A well-placed linen cabinet in your kitchen can make a huge difference in how to efficiently utilize the space.
What’s convenient about these cabinets is that there are options with doors to cleverly conceal your clutter or without doors for an open-air look. Either way, these kitchen linen cabinets are both extremely useful and classically stylish. Choose from beautiful warm wood shades that will fit seamlessly in your kitchen, and create space without the ordeal of a major reconstruction project.
2. Invest In All In One Tools
The best kitchen updates are the ones that make our daily habits easier. Investing in exciting, useful cooking gadgets like a multi-function smart oven might just be the most exciting thing to happen since bento box-style lunch boxes became trendy. With a tool as cool as a countertop oven that does everything from baking to dehydrating, and so much more in between, cooking becomes relaxing rather than a hassle.
Picture it: easier school lunches, convenient family weeknight suppers, and more accessible extravagant dinners on the weekend. What would you cook if everything was much simpler to plan? With a small boost of modern technology, it can feel much easier and, honestly, funner to be in the kitchen. You won’t have to dread the question, “What’s for dinner?” because a tech upgrade creates a streamlined system that will save mealtime on even your most hectic days.
3. Accessorize with Vintage
Adventuring to local estate and garage sales on the hunt for heirloom accent pieces is becoming a very popular hobby. There’s a certain thrill that goes along with finding a one-of-a-kind decoration or antique piece of furniture. These rarities can bring a lovely retro update to your kitchen, so be on the lookout for fun items to utilize in your kitchen. Upcycling old furniture you find at a sale or is passed down in your family can be a fun DIY project to spruce up the space.
4. Stock Up On The Good Stuff
Take your kitchen to another level by elevating the way you pack your pantry. Order gourmet food online and discover an entire marketplace of exciting artisanal treats. Even just a few specialty items show that you’re not messing around when it comes to the tasty stuff. Artisanal hot sauces and other local goods can be a fun method of switching up your daily routine, especially when it comes to how you experience mealtime and shopping. It’s fun to try new things! Indulge in your favorites — you deserve your dream kitchen stocked with pantry essentials that you are excited to experience again and again.
5. Brighten with New Colors
A bright backsplash or accent wall can completely change the energy of your kitchen. Paint yourself a kitchen you’re excited to be in. Red, yellow, or maybe a pale green. Don’t be afraid to experiment with all the swatches that pique your interest. There’s a color out there for everyone. It just needs to make you feel excited to gather and create a kitchen that actually makes you want to cook. There are lots of peel and stick backsplash options, as well, for a less permanent change. Mimic the look of tile or go for an exciting design you love. There are so many convenient and affordable options to choose from!
6. Experiment with Minimalism
Ever find yourself having a chaotic day and even the rooms in your home that should bring you joy only add to the stress? If you answered yes, it may be time to peel back the kitchen design elements to the basics.
Minimalism is the timeless trend of owning very little as a way of decluttering life. Imagine a kitchen that actually brings you peace of mind when you’re in it. Updating your kitchen in the mindset of ‘less is more’ is a rewarding journey. Another way to ease into minimalism is to design your kitchen through the lens of feng shui: the art of placing objects in a way to create balance and positive energy. It is believed this energy, chi, can improve your quality of life at home. Update your kitchen to be a place of happiness every day.
7. Start Small
Every kitchen, no matter the size, can feel like a breath of fresh air with an effort to decorate. Start with one thing to feel an immediate difference. Deciding on a theme or aesthetic can help narrow down the types of decor you’re looking for and makes home shopping less stressful. If you don’t know where to start, the internet is your best friend. There are so many resources for decorating small spaces. Seasonal shopping can also be a fun way to consistently update your kitchen throughout the year, plus it’s fun to buy holiday decor. Updating your kitchen doesn’t need to be rushed or extravagant; go at your own pace, and the beauty will come!
8. Spice Up the Lighting
Make a statement with your kitchen update in a subtle way by replacing your old lighting fixtures. Bask in newer, brighter lighting that’s perfect for reading recipes or doing homework at the table. Which trendy style could you see lighting up your kitchen? Accent wall sconces, sleek track lights, elegant mini chandelier, or ambient lighting? Noteworthy lighting can take an ordinary kitchen over the top, so don’t be afraid to explore all the gorgeous options that could best serve you.
Get Your Dream Kitchen Today!
Your dream kitchen is closer than you think. The trick is solid planning and prioritizing the most changes that would enhance your daily life. Once the ball is rolling, there’s no limit to how you can transform the family space — so get ready to see your transformed kitchen!