Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about textures, use of colors, materials and design in general. Let your imagination go wild before you restrain it by thinking about the budget and real possibilities. There is usually a cheaper way to achieve the same effect. Let yourself go!
To help you come up with the perfect design for your Easy Kitchen Update!
There is such a grand variety of materials, textures and colors to use nowadays. Combining them to create contrast can be very interesting. It also helps separate, unconsciously, a space into clear different areas.
Give yourself a treat. There are cheaper and good versions of everything nowadays. You can achieve incredible effects. Give yourself a treat and get a real marble countertop, for example. Enjoy the process, it is for you.
Kitchens are also a fabulous place to decorate because you can display all sorts of collections. Whether it is framed images of food, all types of jars, tiny bottles of liquor or anything else that might interest you. Displaying your objects will also free up storage space, which is always handy.
Strong contrasts can be used to your advantage. Notice that the upper cabinets have glass on the doors to display what is inside. This gives the dark cabinets a lighter look than if it was solid.
A coat of paint and new knobs, pulls and hinges can give your seemingly old cabinets a refreshing new look.
If too many cabinets stresses you out, here is an original way to dealing with them. The creamy color on the white wall makes it all very light. The plate rack is so beautiful. The black countertops catches your attention at once.
If you want to give yourself a treat, get yourself one of these amazingly large industrials stoves. Cooking has never been more luxurious.
The warm barnwood beams look stunning with the dark modern lamps. Some kitchen islands end up looking sterile or cold, this proves that it doesn’t have to be.
White is our best friend, especially when combined with black knobs and wooden countertops. Classic and lovely all at once.
There are so many different objects in a kitchen. Don’t let the opportunity to do amazing recycling projects, pass you by. In this case, the lamps were made with antique milk-glasses.
Cups and plates are so colorful and fun nowadays, that it is a shame to keep them in closed cabinets. Here is a way to display them all.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up. Different style furniture can be combined with colors and themes to make it all come together.
Any piece of material or furniture can become the inspiration for your kitchen update. This kitchen even used pennies as tiles!
Don’t be afraid to mix modern and classic. The classic country style white cabinets and the wooden island work well with the modern appliances.
The devil is in the details. Well, actually, your personality can be in the details. Don’t think you need to make big changes to add your own style. Sometimes, smaller unique and original details are all that is needed.
Sinks come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. We have to say though, the extra deep farmhouse sink is our absolute favorite.
Color. Color is in and can be used very wisely. If you like old 50s style, this one is for you!
Of course, certain features apply to all rooms. An accent wall or rich wall, can add character and warmth to your kitchen.
If you have enough space in your kitchen, adding a small window seat or space where your friends and family can sit down with you while you cook. Or vice versa!
The island in this kitchen is made with a repurposed cast-off hardware-store counter. The whole kitchen comes together wonderfully.