We all know that the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home and, as one of the most important rooms in the house, it needs careful planning if you’re to ensure that it both looks good and functions as it needs to. So, if you’re planning a kitchen makeover, here are five stylish and practical kitchen makeover tips to make sure that you get the best out of your space:
Select your style
There are so many styles of kitchen cupboards, tiles, floor surfaces, backsplashes and appliances on the market at the moment so, before you embark on a kitchen makeover, think about what you want the end result to look like. It’s time to get creative, and consider the different colors and textures that you can incorporate into your kitchen, which will not only reflect your personal style, but which will prove to be practical in such a well used area of the home.
Keep it low-maintenance
If your kitchen is the place in the house where all the action takes place, it makes sense to keep the room warm and welcoming. However, it also makes sense to make it as low maintenance as possible. Choose wall and floor coverings that are easy to clean and ones that will stand up to continuous use.
Consider adding a kitchen island
Whether you choose to go to a store and buy a custom made kitchen island, or you chose to repurpose a cabinet or kitchen table, a kitchen island can not only make the ‘traffic’ flow of the room easier, but it can provide extra storage, extra workspace and an extra area for people to sit. As long as you have room to move around it comfortably, a kitchen island is an excellent way to break up the space, and can be both stylish and functional. The Aspen Kitchen Cart pictured below I got at Target.com and it’s exactly what I needed for my kitchen!
Add a statement backsplash
If you can’t afford to redo the whole of your kitchen, adding a statement backsplash can give the whole room a fresh, new focal point and bring your decor up to date. Whether you prefer to give your room a homely feel with a brick backsplash, or add a dramatic touch with a tiled or glass splashback, it will give a new feel to your room. Tying in your splashback with the work surface of your kitchen island is also another good idea.
Change your flooring
An easy way to add impact to your kitchen is to replace old flooring. Ceramic tiles and wooden floors are always good options in kitchen areas. They’ll not only keep their nice-looking appearances for longer, but they’ll cut down on cleaning time too. Or, if you like the rustic look, why not consider a stone floor? With their unique patterns and textures, they’ll add interest to any kitchen.
Whether you’re planning to stay put in your newly remodeled house, or you’re looking to try an online estate agent to help you to sell your property, a few choice improvements in your kitchen can help you to massively increase the value of your home.
Paint Your Counters
Yes, you read that right. Paint your countertops! If you are tired of the color of your countertops, consider getting a Giani Countertop Paint and change the look of your entire kitchen instantly! All it takes is a little bit of time and some elbow grease to brighten your kitchen with this cheap and easy solution. I painted my ugly burgundy laminate countertops in my kitchen with Giani Countertop Paint Kit in White Diamond and the results were truly stunning. It’s a great solution when you want a quick fix and you are on a tight budget!