You spend a lot of time in your kitchen, and it can start to feel tired and old after a little while. You don’t want to spend a ton of money and time to make it feel new again, but there are still some things you can do. Here are a few easy tricks to give your kitchen a breath of fresh air.
Chalkboard Command Center
Purchase chalkboard paint or a chalkboard at your local craft store, and transform one of the walls in your kitchen. You can use this area for your children to create masterpieces, meal plan for your family, or keep a list of what you need to grab next time you are at the store.
Change Your Cabinets Up
Changing your cabinets is a popular kitchen renovation, but it takes a lot of time and money. Instead of replacing your cabinets completely, just change the color. You can stain your cabinets a different color, or you can add a fresh coat of paint. Replacing knobs and handles can also be fun, especially if yours are worn or falling off.
Create a New Backsplash
Your backsplash protects your walls, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. There are lots of fun ideas for different designs or colors. Different textures or shapes can be eye-catching and cool. If you have a favorite vintage look, you can contrast that with your cabinets to give it a contrasting feel. If you are feeling really fancy, you can even create a mosaic.
Your appliances can make or break your kitchen, so updating your worn-out pieces can be a lot of fun. Matching your new kitchen tools can create the finishing touch that really ties your kitchen together and makes cooking seem more fun. If you don’t have a lot of money, start with smaller things that you have wanted to get for a while.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Organizing often has a negative connotation, but when done properly it can be invigorating and even fun to do. Start with a small area, and then move to the bigger parts of your kitchen. Purging and cleaning out while organizing is a necessity and before too much longer, you will have more space and storage than you ever thought possible.
You don't have to become a contestant on a TV show or spend millions of dollars to update your kitchen. These simple steps will make you fall in love with your home all over again, and you won't have to break the bank while doing so.