Improve Your Kitchen

Kitchens are such an important part of the home. Everybody needs to eat, and as a result we will all spend a lot of our times in the kitchen. Making the kitchen a more enjoyable area to exist in will motivate you to cook and love the time that you spend there.

Not everyone can afford to remodel their kitchen, but there are some simple things that can be done to improve the overall feel and look of the room.

Reface or refinish the kitchen cabinets

Changing the kitchen cabinets can be one of the most noticeable things you do to improve the look of the kitchen. Changing the look of the cabinets can be as simple as refinishing the wood, or making a change to the doors. If you can, painting them can be a great idea as well.

Get an island
Some kitchen islands are expensive, but there are many lower cost models that you can purchase. If you don't already have one, an island can really change the appearance of a kitchen and give it added functionality. An island will give you more counter space for preparing food, and also give you additional space for putting things away.

Paint the walls
If this is the only thing you do, this can often be enough to improve a room. Perhaps your walls are boring white, or the color doesn't speak to your personality at all. Change it!

Change your countertops
Much like fixing the cabinets, the countertops appearance can really improve a kitchen. If you have wooden counters a refinish will work nicely. For other materials, you can get a laminate countertop which is also very cost-effective.

If a complete remodel is out of a question, buying new nicknacks and helpful things for the kitchen is a great idea. They can change the appearance of the kitchen, keep it updated, and get you excited about using all your new tools. The things you can get are endless, If your spices are everywhere, a spice rack can help you manage the wreck. Drawer dividers can keep all of your utensils organized. Smaller appliances can make a huge difference as well. Get a new toaster and microwave. Treat yourself to a new coffee maker, because we both know you're still using the same one from 95. For those who spend tons of time cooking and baking, a stand mixer can be a great addition to any kitchen. You can check out some of the best stand mixers here to get some ideas.

Change your hardware.
Simply replace the handles and the pulls of your cabinets for a new shiny look. If you have wooden door handles, why not go for something more sleek and metal? If you're really tight on money and your door handles are wooden, new glaze or a paint job can be just as good a way to get a fresh look for less.

Improve your lighting
We buy lamps and lighting for all parts of the house, but the kitchen can often go neglected. Changing the light fixtures is a great way to bring a fresh new look. Adding a couple of lamps can improve the lighting in the kitchen and change the look as well.

Inspiring Kitchens