These six design tips will help you bring out the best in your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Paint with Contrasting Colors
If your cabinets are dark, seek a contrasting color that adds a pop of color to the walls. Conversely, darken up the walls a bit if you have very light cabinets. Creating a contrast between these two important elements of your kitchen can help bring everything into crisp detail and accentuate the natural beauty of the room. A good contrast will keep the mind intrigued and your eyes racing.
Spruce up the Cabinets
Sometimes, a new coat of paint or stain can make your kitchen look new or give an antique look. If your cabinets look aged, stained or permanently dingy, paint them with a new color scheme and watch your kitchen come to life again. You might even want to replace them entirely with help from the professionals at Lang’s Kitchen and Bath.
Lighten the Flooring
Like paint, a new floor can make a big difference in the look and feel of your kitchen. With so many quality choices in flooring these days, you can choose a new floor type that fits your taste and your budget. You can opt for the hardwood finish or a nice laminate with designs that you love or even a sturdy tile option with grout that will make it really pop.
Match the Appliances
Appliances are a costly investment, but if it is about time to replace yours, seek out matching sets to create a cohesive look throughout the kitchen. Stainless steel is popular, but colored options are available as well. Remember to choose something that will look good even if your kitchen colors change.
Choose Décor that Complements
Carefully selected décor can really add pizazz to a room. For a country style kitchen, gingham curtains and seat cushions cannot be beat. A more modern style might include abstract paintings on the wall or a new light fixture. Nothing can ruin a kitchen faster than out-of-place décor so make sure you are congruent with the theme.
Change out the Linens
Perhaps the most cost effective way to create a new look in the kitchen is to change out the linens. Adding new towels and other linens that will be on display can add a finishing touch to your design or breathe new life into an old style.
With a little thought and a small investment, you can create the kitchen of your dreams and a room that is both inviting and practical. When your kitchen reflects your style and the needs of your home, you have a place you can find sanctuary and create the stuff of great memories.