I just moved into a new kitchen this past week. It has been quite the adjustment getting it set up. I’ve had to spend a little money getting it set up the way I need it to be.
I asked Cheryl Byler to share with us a few of her ideas of how you can change up your kitchen with spending bare minimums like I did.
Here’s what she has to say-
When you want to make changes to your kitchen, it’s difficult to know where to start. Sometimes you wish you could rip out everything and start all over again to create the kitchen of your dreams. Unfortunately, when most of us look at our bank accounts that simply isn’t possible. Luckily there are a few things you can do to make your kitchen look like a million dollars while spending the absolute minimum…
Change Your Handle And Knobs
If your cabinets are starting to look a little old fashioned, you might want to take a sledgehammer to them so that you have an excuse to get completely new ones, but before you do that, take a deep breath and consider what else you could do to make them look good. The answer is, usually, changing the handles and knobs.
Go online to pick different ones. Maybe you want sleek stainless steel, or perhaps pretty colored china ones for a completely new look. Get inspired by your friends’ kitchens. Remember that a lot of home decor is about the extra touches that you add. You don’t need to change the core furnishings for a different, new vibe.
Buy New Equipment
One of the reasons that a lot of us tend to get frustrated with our kitchens is that things simply don’t work as well as they used to, so we want to change everything. You might find that if you go for usefulness over decor and buy some new kitchen equipment, you’ll feel a lot less frustrated with your kitchen space.
Check out sites like Zozanga if you’re trying to figure out what new blender, food processor or pressure cooker you might need – it lists a lot of reviews that you can look through so you can pick out which specifications will suit you. New equipment will make your kitchen feel like a dream in no time.
Change Your Lighting
It’s important that you can really see what you’re doing while you’re cooking – after all, you want to make sure that all your fingertips are still intact by the end of dinner. Make sure that the lighting is good and invest in brighter bulbs. You could even buy a stand up lamp for more light. Or you could go for lighting under your upper cabinets that shines on your worktops.
Create A New Seating Area
Finally, it’s time to start treating your kitchen as a family hub instead of just the room where you prepare dinner. Make sure that it’s comfortable – if you have kids and you like to be able to help them with their homework then invest in a big table where they can sit to study while you’re cooking in the evening.
If it’s just you and your partner then why not go for a breakfast bar which you can also use as a food preparation space? It might just take up less space so the room feels more airy and less crowded.