Ideas To Refresh A Tired Kitchen
We spend 13 hours a week cooking, 13 hours a week! Whether you’re a food fanatic or a ready meal connoisseur we have some hints and tips to spruce up your kitchen.
We live in a time of Ikea, with its flat-packed creations and love of MDF taking over homes across the world. Recent years however have seen an increase in the use of Oak wood for kitchens. People are enjoying the ‘vintage’ look and a connection to wood that has been used before (reclaimed wood). Used extensively in the 1990s country-style kitchen, this look has been updated and teamed with colour including black, white, blue and grey. It is especially popular in kitchens due to the vintage look which can be achieved easily by simply replacing kitchen cupboard doors and drawer fronts. Image courtesy of Sebring.
Add An Island
Want to make a subtle change and gain additional prep space at the same time? A centre island could be just what you need. With additional drawers and underneath storage for all your pots and pans it’s the perfect space saver whilst updating your kitchen look. You could even try giving it a splash of colour to jazz up your overall look.
Add In Steel Accents
The cold, harsh look of steel kitchens that came with the new wave ultra-modern look from recent years is on its way out. Now people are in favour of steel highlights teamed with soft colours and wood. Rose gold accents and accessories with elements such as a stainless steel backsplash and solid wood counters provide a wonderful balance between old and new. Image courtesy of Decoist.
Think Clever Storage
More slow cookers, nutri bullets and blenders than you know what to do with? Gone are the days when a cupboard was enough to store your kitchen essentials. Now we need extra storage in our extra storage! Have you considered pull-out shelves in your kitchen cupboards and islands? By making use of an extra bit of awkward space like the image below, you can include a pull-out spice rack or wine storage unit tucked neatly away.