Culinary Creativity – 6 Tips For Quickly Transforming a Lacklustre Kitchen
Guest post by Hubert Dwight
The kitchen is the heart of the home.
No matter how you spruce up your living room our outdoor spaces, people always gather in the kitchen.
Whether guests at a party, or hungry teenagers, the kitchen is the most natural gathering place in a home.
The design and functionality of the kitchen can make a huge difference when packing in people, or even just providing a meaningful meal for your family.
The word “remodel” can induce anxiety in some home owners, for it often means big budgets and long timelines, however, this doesn’t have to be the case.
With the right resources and support, you can transform your kitchen from a lacklustre room to your dream kitchen.
Read on for 6 tips to transform your kitchen.
1) Seek expert advice
It is easy to get lost in Pinterest boards and online blogs on how to remodel your kitchen.
Why not save yourself some time and begin your renovation journey with the experts?
Find a trusted company with good reviews and a lot of years in the business.
A favourite of mine is Brentwood Kitchens, a company with over 30 years in the business.
Here you will find the option to browse online, or visit a showroom.
Working with a trusted, experienced company from the beginning will save you time, energy and frustration and will ensure to get you that jaw-dropping dream kitchen.
2) Make the most of what you have
A kitchen transformation doesn’t have to mean tossing everything you have and starting from scratch.
That is often an expensive and wasteful way to approach a renovation.
Take some time in your kitchen, and see what you can bring with you into your new kitchen.
What can be spruced up? Repainted? Refurbished? what will be able to transfer into the new style you are hoping to create?
Once you know what can stay and what must go, you can begin refurbishing, replacing and designing!
3) Refurbish cabinets
Before you go tossing out your cabinets, assess whether they are worth refurbishing.
Often, cabinets are made of high-quality wood, the style is just a bit dated.
With a good sand, prep, prime and paint, even the ugliest cabinets can become a tasteful centrepiece for a stunning kitchen.
4) Replace Hardware
One easy and surefire way to give your kitchen an immediate facelift is to replace the hardware on the cabinets.
If your cabinets are a bit outdated, chances are the hardware is even more so in addition to having a lot of wear and tear.
Replacing all pulls, handles and knobs can be a fun first step to testing a new design theme in your kitchen.
5) Embrace imperfections
If you need to replace your kitchen appliances, but your budget doesn’t allow the super high-end models, there is another option.
Often, appliance stores will run a “scratch and dent” special for appliances with mild cosmetic imperfections.
This is a great way to be able to go up a step in quality without paying the high price tag.
The right lighting can be considered the jewelry of your kitchen.
Lighting offers the opportunity for style and function, acting as both a centrepiece and an accent.
Getting the lighting right in your kitchen will boost both your culinary and conversation experiences in this well used room.
The key to great lighting in a kitchen is to combine natural light with overhead and under cabinet lights.
As the sun moves through the kitchen and eventually sets, various lighting options can ensure everything well lit in a comfortable and functional style.
Try as you may to put all the snack trays in the living room, people will still gather in the kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of a home where friends and family naturally gravitate.
You will never regret giving your kitchen a mild or wild transformation, and lucky for you there are options for all budgets and styles.
Before wasting too much time find a specialist that can help guide you in the direction of your dream kitchen and off you go!