For most people, their fondest memories center on food and the kitchen. Think of the sounds and smells you associated with your childhood home, and then perhaps your first apartment. The kitchen is, in many ways, the heart of the home. It is not just the place where you cook meals, but also the place you learn to put the worries of the day to rest, as you stir and simmer on the stove. There are plenty of kitchen makeover ideas for you to consider, irrespective of your budget.
Turn on the Light
Irrespective of how big or small a kitchen is, you can transform it just by increasing the light in this part of the home. Bring in natural light to brighten up your space, and it will begin to look bigger than it did earlier. You can also consider adding ceiling lights, under cabinet lighting and pendant light fixtures. To control the amount of light in the kitchen, you can add dimmers.
Personalize Your Space
Create a breakfast nook that is suitable to the amount of space you have available. You can build a low wall that can serve as the dining space, or you could bring in a table and add chairs or benches for the seating area. Add some cushions, pull back the window treatments to allow sunlight to come in, and you have a cheerful space to enjoy.
Make Best Use of Space
If you have a small kitchen, it is important that you make best use of the available space. Replace the pantry to door with a sliding door, to save space and create a sleeker look. If you have the budget for it, you may wish to consider improving storage space by adding pull out trays that make it easier for you to access your pots and pans. You could also invest in a stainless steel sink that has a faucet that swivels easily and makes cleaning the dishes an easy chore.
Other kitchen makeover ideas include changing the cabinets. If your budget does not permit so, do not worry. Simply change the handles and knobs for a new, improved look. Use your cabinet space well, so as to avoid any clutter on the counter. Add cabinet liners to protect the wood, and to give your cabinets an organized look.
You could paint the cabinet doors to offer the kitchen a fresh look. It is a good idea to keep to two or three colors. If you have a small kitchen, paint the cabinets the same color as the walls to offer a consistent and uniform look. And finally, use open shelves for appliances and to display your beautiful tableware.