Before you go thinking this is simply not possible, let us stop you right there and say … it can be done! Seriously! Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a huge budget and a massive makeover to achieve the modern, hype and functional look you desire for your kitchen. Simple changes can go a long way when it comes to one of the most important rooms in your house. Are you ready to consider some simple upgrading hacks? Here we go.
Work on a budget
Rather than dreaming with a gourmet, top-notch Master Chef level kitchen, get down to reality and go through your expenses before you decide to upgrade your kitchen. Even the smallest detail could represent a huge dent in your pocket. So be practical and establish a budget you will be able to stick to.
Keep it simple
What is the one thing you want to change every time you wake up and walk into the kitchen to make breakfast? Remember some parts are more expensive than others. The countertops are usually among the most costly things to change or repair so think twice before changing those as they might hurt your budget severely. The same rule applies to plumbing. So if counters are a major issue, stick to simple yet sophisticated wooden cupboards or go for a modern twist and choose stainless steel.
You can choose from a variety of materials like limestone, granite, wood, engineered quartz, carrara marble, soapstone, concrete, glass or stainless steel. Granite looks devilishly good but it is the most expensive material you can go for.
Add free-standing furniture
Wine cabinets, shelves and mirrors can help your kitchen look stylish. Free-standing furniture is both attractive and highly functional, especially when optimizing storage space.
Add accessories to the different units
Use a decorative item or accessory to create a focal point in any desired area of your kitchen. From a colorful bowl to a centerpiece that could complement your kitchen hues, the right accessory in the right place can brighten up a whole room and inspire peace while encouraging visitors to share the space and enjoy the house more.
This is the part when creativity comes in handy. Upcycle old furniture and refurbish it into functional decorative accessories, and give your kitchen that warm, home-made touch.
Choose the proper lighting
The lighting sets the mood for not just your kitchen, but for any room in the house. For this reason, it’s essential to do some research to see what kind of lights go better for your kitchen and how you can improve the ones you have in order to give the area a bigger and bolder impression of brightness, without spending a great deal.
Paint the walls
Talk about a fresh new look! An old rugged kitchen could look as good as new with a coat of paint in shades of pastel colors. If your walls are currently dark or black, brighten them up with pastels and accessorize with the correct lamps that make it feel like a dining room instead of just a kitchen.
Cover the floors
A floor is so important for a kitchen that it can either make it or break it. Refresh the room with a new, eco-friendly floor setting. A rug can also do the trick. You’d be surprised to see how much the whole ambiance changes.