Tips & Ideas for Transforming Your Kitchen

11 January 2019

Making over your kitchen and turning into a space that’s more fitting and better suited to your needs is a big task. We all want a kitchen that works for us because we all use our kitchens in different ways. But no matter how we use them, most of us understand that the kitchen is perhaps the most important room in the house, so getting it right is a matter of urgency for many.

There are many ways to go about transforming your kitchen, but we’re going to look at some tips and ideas that you definitely need to take into consideration when tackling this challenge. But first you need to create a budget for your renovations. You'll want to figure out what needs prioritising, what you can do yourself and when you'll need to hire professional renovators. From here you can include additional labour costs along with materials into your kitchen budget. Due to this it’s important to think things through carefully and not rush into anything before you’re sure that it’s going to be the right way forward for your kitchen. So read on now and learn more about the tips and ideas that could massively benefit your kitchen.

Create Light and Easy to Clean Walls with Ceramic Tiles

The walls of your kitchen are obviously very important. If you want to make a kitchen space that feels light, you should think about adding ceramic wall tiles to one of the walls. This is good for cooking and things like that too because it makes the wall much easier to clean. When you're doing a lot of cooking, the wall on the side of the room can get dirty pretty easily, so being able to wipe it down and making the whole space feel lighter and brighter at the same time has to be a good thing.

Connect Your Kitchen Diner to the Garden

Your kitchen will feel much more usable and suitable during the summer months if that kitchen dining space opens out onto the garden. You should install some big bi-fold doors if possible because they’ll really break down the barriers between the kitchen and the outdoor space where you might want to dine with family and friends when the weather is good. Anything that helps you to connect the indoor and the outdoors like that is massively important during summer. There are many ways to achieve it so find the solution that works for you.

Make the Design Consistent

The design style you opt for in the kitchen should be as clear and consistent as it can be. You don’t want to end up with a big mix of styles and themes because that just makes the whole room feel messy and inconsistent, which is obviously not what you want at all. It’s worth planning things out in advance and brainstorming ideas before you start putting them in place. That way, you can make sure that your design choices are consistent before you actually make any changes.

Install Lighting Under High Cupboards

Having lighting underneath your cupboards and above your countertops is a really nice way of shining a light down on your countertops as you use them for things like food preparation. It means that you’ll always be able to see what you’re doing as you prepare food, even if the main light in the kitchen isn’t shining down on that part of the room very brightly. These kinds of lights are very small and easy to install nowadays, so don’t put off the changes any longer.

Write Messages on a Chalkboard

Writing messages on chalkboards can be a fun way to remind yourself of things that you need to do or leave messages for family members when you’re in and out of the house at different types due to differing schedules. You can very easily add a small chalkboard to your kitchen and it makes a real difference to how you use it. It can also be a fun way to add some unique decoration to your kitchen as well, which is never a bad thing.

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Consult Trusted Professionals

If you’re not sure about how to tackle the kitchen makeover process, you should consult professionals who know what they’re doing and have the necessary experience and expertise to help you out. The best Kitchen Designs are the ones that are planned out, and there’s a lot of help out there you can get for that sort of thing. Don’t rush into things if you’re unsure or you don’t really know what you’re doing because that will only lead to regrets later on and that’s not what you want to be left with.

Increase the Outlets

The number of outlets available in your home is obviously a big concern for many people. If you don’t have enough outlets, all of your appliances will not be able to be in use at the same time. On top of that, you might also want a place where you can charge your phone and things like that. So do what you can to increase the number of outlets because it will really have a big impact on how you use your kitchen on a day-to-day basis.

Use Drawers to Make Recyclings Easier

Having one drawer that pulls out and can be used for recycling is definitely a good idea. This allows you to have a space that’s within reach and it means you won’t have to take up vital floor space with a second big for recycling. You can add a small bin area inside a cupboard that pulls out to reveal the recycling bin space, for example. Ideas like this are great for helping you save space. We all want to recycle more, so why not allow your kitchen to make it easier for you to do that?

Create an Island

Creating an island in the middle of your kitchen and dining space will provide a hub that you can all congregate around in the kitchen. It’s things like this that can really turn your kitchen into a social space where you actually want to spend time each day. Make the island durable by using strong materials like marble, and have some tall chairs and maybe some lights hanging above it to make it more usable in the evenings. It’s a great addition to just about any kitchen.

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Increase the Countertop Space if Possible

The more countertop space you have in the kitchen, the more you’ll be able to do with it. It’s one of those things that can make a difference to your cooking and just about everything you might need to do in your kitchen. Try to find a way to extend the countertops if you can; even if it seems like you have no room for it, changing around the layout of the kitchen might prove you wrong. It’s definitely something that’s worth looking into at least.

Use Light Colours to Make the Space Feel Bigger

When it comes to choosing the colours on the walls of your kitchen, you should choose lighter ones, especially if your kitchen is on the small side. Dark colours just make spaces feel smaller and that’s obviously not what you want. Adding a mirror can also add more depth to the room and improve that light feeling. It’s about doing what you can to naturally make the room feel more spacious than it actually is in reality.

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The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s a social space where the family can get together to enjoy food and share conversations at the start and end of the day, so ensure your kitchen facilitates all of that. It’s what any great kitchen should be able to do.

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