Whether you really love to cook or not, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home and the place where people come together to share and create memories. However, for many of us, the mere thought of setting foot there for a while fills us with dread. From space that’s too small or dark, to not finding anything and just the general feeling of being cluttered, sometimes our kitchen just isn’t a fun place. But what can you do?
You might think that revamping your kitchen space requires spending a lot of money, but in reality there are little things you can do today to breathe new life into the room without having to spend a lot of money. Little things like adding color and light can make a huge difference and make you want to get in there and prepare a few little things. Whether you’ve lived in your home for years or just got the keys to it, we give you five easy-to-do tips that will help you fall in love with your kitchen again today.
Declutter and organize
The main thing that makes a kitchen feel jaded and unnecessary is all the clutter and disorganization. Cabinets filled with trash and unable to find the things you really need can fill you with unnecessary stress and frustration. You can fix this as soon as possible by simply throwing out the things you no longer need and getting more organized to make your kitchen work. Organizing companies like NEAT Method offer great advice on how you can DIY your kitchen.
Create a focal point
Unless you’ve designed it from scratch, most kitchens have bland white walls that say nothing about your personality and style. Use the backsplash to make a statement using sticky and peel contact paper to add pops of color and create a focal point in the space. And don’t worry, it’s not an expensive fix, brands like Wayfair sell stylish contact paper for as low as $ 30.
The kitchen is the heart of the house. Make it a lively and inviting place by adding a small countertop speaker to play your favorite tunes. Not only will this add to the decor, but the added rhythms can encourage conversation, dancing, and good vibes.
All those beautiful dishes and glasses that you locked in the kitchen cupboard? Free them up by removing the doors and showcasing them as part of the decor. Organize by color, add cute tea cups, whatever you feel shows your style.
Something as simple as changing your light fixtures can breathe new life into your kitchen and is a DIY change that won’t break the bank. If you live in a rental, just be sure to check with your building management before going ahead with your new look.