Good food is what brings a family together and that’s why we say that the heart of a home lies in the kitchen. Kitchen is not merely a room to prepare food but a special gathering place for the family. From quick bites to heart-to-heart conversations, many good memories are made in the kitchen. It is probably the most used area in your entire house.
If you are looking for kitchen remodel ideas it can be confusing as you may not know where to begin, or what to change. Even though your kitchen is one of the most loved spaces in your home, you might not want to spend too much money on a renovation. The good news is that kitchen renovation will not cost you much unless you are planning to have a complete makeover. You can go for easy kitchen remodelling solutions like a fresh coat of paint on the walls, adding some cute planters or a new artwork. So whether you are renovating an existing kitchen or planning to deck-up a new one, here are 8 simple kitchen renovation ideas you can try without burning a hole in your pocket.
1. Wall Art
Spruce up your kitchen walls with some vintage paintings or a few personal artworks. Take advantage of those empty kitchen walls to display your creative work or favourite family pictures. You can also create your own canvas art with a favourite phrase or quote to bring a positive vibe. Hanging ceramic designer plates is also another new trend in kitchen décor. If you like to have a wall clock in your kitchen, pick up a fancy or vintage designer clock.
2. Open shelving
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update your kitchen is to replace wooden cabinets with open shelves. These open shelves can be made of wooden slabs or glass. You can utilize the open shelving in your kitchen to display fancy utensils and collectibles. Add a personalised touch by arranging photo frames, flowers and your favourite cookbooks. So if you have some vintage crockery or precious souvenirs, don’t hesitate to show it off in your kitchen.
3. Glass cabinets
If you love transparency, replace solid wooden or metal cabinets with designer glass cabinets for a stylish new look. The benefits of having glass cabinets are many. The first advantage is that you will be able to see the contents and so it will help you to locate things easily. Modern glass cabinets give you the privilege to safely exhibit your precious glass and kitchenware.
Using accent lights to highlight the contents enhances the overall appeal. If you like to have some privacy, you can also opt for frosted glass or tinted glass doors which doesn’t reveal the stored contents.
4. Paint it
Adding colour is the easiest way to remodel your kitchen. So, if you had been longing to have a kitchen revamp, simply go for a fresh coat of paint. White, ivory, yellow, red, green, blue and grey shades are all popularly used for kitchen walls and accents. If you would like to go trendy, choose colour pops for the kitchen cabinets and wall shelves. If you wish to make a small kitchen look more spacious and elegant, try an all-white kitchen theme. Yellow colour can make the room look bigger and brighter. It goes well with white and grey shades. It is believed that warmer colours such as red stimulates the appetite and are best suitable for kitchens. Green is a soothing colour that can present an earthy vibe to a kitchen when paired with wooden accents.
5. Indoor plants
Add more life to your kitchen by introducing cute planters with indoor plants. Growing herbs and leafy veggies will not only bring an aesthetic appeal to your kitchen but will also present edible stuff to add in your recipes. You can try growing mint, basil, parsley, spinach and curry leaves. Keep the pots near the window sill to ensure a daily dose of sunlight. If your kitchen sink is facing the window, keep the planters near it so that you will never forget to water your plants.
6. Backsplash trends
Kitchen backsplash is the space between the countertop and the bottom portion of the wall cabinetry. Backsplashes protect your walls from splashes and spills. It is a space which is often overlooked while considering a makeover. Getting a new tile backsplash is one of the most cost-effective ways to style up your kitchen. The options to experiment with colours, patterns and texture here are endless. You can introduce materials like natural stone, glass, patterned tiles, coloured glass or wood to pep up the overall appearance of the kitchen. Ceramic, glass tiles and porcelain are ideal choices for kitchen backsplashes because these surfaces are heat-resistant and easy to clean.
7. Use bar chairs
All modern kitchens are now integrated with a functional dining space. If there is an existing island in your kitchen, you can introduce a few bar chairs to create a stylish dining area. Bright coloured bar chairs will add some personality to a neutral kitchen.
You may also choose a colour which is in contrast with your kitchen walls. These barstools come in a variety of designs and materials. Rustic wooden stools and colourful metal bar stools are in vogue nowadays.
8. Bring Patterns
If you like to play with patterns, go for a designer rug sporting geometric or floral patterns. You can also try bright and patterned wallpapers for the kitchen walls. When you choose the wallpaper, make sure that it pairs up perfectly with the colour theme of your kitchen. If you are planning to revamp the floors, try patterned tiles to add a vintage touch.
Hope you will try these simple kitchen renovation ideas to bring a new look and feel to your kitchen. If you are planning to buy a new house, look for homes that feature a spacious and well-ventilated kitchen layout. If you have any custom design ideas or colour choices, it is better to speak with the builder beforehand. Victoria Realtors, one of the leading builders in Kerala, has a range of luxury villas in Palakkad. Drop into our project site to get a glimpse of our architectural designs and complimentary amenities.
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