Is your kitchen boring and dreary to look at? Are you looking for ways to spruce it up without spending a fortune or having it totally remodeled? With a little imagination and creativity, you can give your kitchen a brand new look. Read about six ways to breathe new life into your tired kitchen.
Never Underestimate the Power of Paint
We often underestimate how much a fresh coat of paint can do to a room or just one wall, for that matter. Paint is a very easy and effective way to give your kitchen a bright and cheery look. When you’re done painting, you may want to consider putting wainscoting on the bottom of one wall to give it a unique and stylish look.
Create a Bar
Make your countertops much more than just countertops. Snack bars have become very popular in recent years and they’re very easy to create. Since you already have a countertop, why not get a few stools and turn your countertop into a bar or just some extra sitting space. The kids will love eating at the “bar” and, you’ll find it’s convenient for light lunches.
Transform Your Cabinets
On the subject of paint, ever consider painting your cabinets? Paint is a great and inexpensive way to give your cabinets a fresh new look. If you’re an organized person who puts everything in a certain place, why not take the doors right off your cupboards? Open cupboards with painted frames are also popular and will give your kitchen an old time appearance.
Plants Encourage Life
Seldom will you find a kitchen that doesn’t have at least one window, making it the perfect room to grow a few plants. Whether it’s your favorite flowers or a small homemade herb garden, you’ll find that plants not only brighten up a kitchen but also can help it smell heavenly.
What about Countertops?
Although you may be trying to save money, consider buying a new countertop. Countertops are a drop in the bucket compared to the price of new kitchen cabinets. However, a new countertop will give your kitchen the appearance of new cabinets. Today, you can find countertops in various colors and styles at online furniture stores.
Rugs Can Make a Floor Look New
Rugs have and will continue to be an easy and cheap way to brighten up any room. A few colorful throw rugs will brighten up the room, protect your flooring and give the kids someplace to wipe their feet.
Upgrading your kitchen doesn’t have to be a big deal or cost a fortune. With these few tips, you’ll find you have a kitchen that will be the envy of your friends and one you’ll never want to leave!