Does your kitchen have a case of the blahs? Liven it up with one of these ideas, like kitchen cabinet updates or wallpaper. Make your kitchen look as delightful as your homemade meals taste.
1. Install Task Lighting
Whether you’re slicing strawberries or chopping chilis, the proper lighting can make any work in the kitchen a lot easier. Install under-cabinet lights to make it easier to see what you’re doing on your countertops. Hang pendant lights over your island to brighten it up. If the inside of your cabinets looks like dark caves and you lose track of what’s stored in them, LED strip or puck fixtures are an excellent way to shine a little light on your shelves.
2. Paint Your Cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little worse for wear or they’re still the same color they were in 1988, paint is the most cost-effective and impactful change you can make. Of course, it will take a little elbow grease and a few coats of whatever color you choose, but the result will be bright, clean cabinets that will make your kitchen feel brand new.
3. Add Glass Fronts to Your Cabinet Doors
Break up the look of solid-front cabinets by adding glass fronts to a few of them. Add puck or strip lighting inside the cabinets to highlight your prettiest dishes or colorful glassware. Adding glass fronts will bring light into your kitchen, and kitchens can never have too much light.
4. Replace the Hardware
An easy update for your kitchen is to replace the handles and pulls on your cabinets and drawers. To make it as simple as possible, find replacements that are the same size with the exact hole placement as those you are taking down. There are so many fun and fashionable styles to choose from to modernize the look of your cabinets.
5. Use Wallpaper as a Backsplash
Subway tile is fine for a backsplash, but why not take it up a notch and add a pop of color and pattern with wallpaper? You can use a small amount of wallpaper for your backsplash, or you can go big and wallpaper the entire kitchen. If you decide to go with a wallpaper backsplash, you can have a piece of plexiglass installed over it to protect it from splashes and splatters. In addition, there are a lot of peel-and-stick wallpaper options if you want something removable.
6. Add Open Shelves
Kitchens need decorating as much as any room in the home to feel personal and comfortable for the entire family. A few open shelves are perfect for favorite cookbooks, school art projects, or even family photos. You can also display large platters or bowls or glass jars of different color dried beans which would add an earthy and warm touch to your kitchen.
7. Get a Rug
If your floors are a little worn or outdated, you can easily add color and style by getting a rug. There are many options in the marketplace for rugs that you can toss in the washing machine that are perfect for kitchens. Indoor/outdoor rugs are also a functional choice for a kitchen – you can take them outside and hose them off if they get dirty. Finally, don’t skimp on size when adding a rug to your kitchen – with the durable choices available, you can cover most of your floor without worrying about stains.
8. Let the Sunlight In
Dated window treatments will immediately make your kitchen feel old and lacking style. Heavy curtains or dark blinds weigh down any room, but they can have a significant impact on the way you use your space in a kitchen. Light won’t get in if a window is blocked, leaving darkness where sunlight is much preferred. If you need something to keep the sun out at certain times of the day, light-blocking sheer window treatments allow filtered light in all day long.
9. Change up Your Storage System by Contacting Art of Drawers
With helpful storage solutions from Art of Drawers, you can update your kitchen and make it work for you. Art of Drawers will create a space so you’ll be able to meal prep, cook meals, and clean up messes with ease. With a customized organization system, your kitchen will feel like a brand new space.
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