Ask any homeowner and they will tell you how well-used their kitchens are: They are often considered the “hub” of any property. And they are usually the place where householders congregate in the mornings and evenings of each day.
Not only do they serve as a cooking area, they also get used for doing the washing. And cleaning muddy shoes after a long walk at a nature reserve. The thing about the kitchens in our homes is that they often need a revamp after a few years.
Even if your kitchen is still considered stylish, it will doubtless show signs of wear and tear from constant use and abuse. If that sounds like a familiar tale, I’ve got some good news for you. Today I will give you some tips on how you can modernize your kitchen with some simple tips. Here is what you need to know:
Install Appliances with a Stainless Steel Finish
OK, so a stainless steel look on appliances might not be to everyone’s tastes but there is a method to my madness. People with busy households will tell you how much of a challenge it can be to keep a kitchen clean.
One of the biggest selling points of appliances with stainless steel finishes is that they are easy to clean. They also don’t show up every particle of dirt like black or white plastic fascias. That’s good news if you don’t want to spend all of your spare time keeping your kitchen spotless.
Upgrade to LED Lighting
We all know of the benefits that energy-saving bulbs have over incandescent and halogen ones. But, what you might not be aware of is the fact that LED lights are better than all three bulb types for several reasons.
First, they don’t use much power and are more efficient than energy-saving lighting. Kitchen Perfection Auckland Ltd reckon that LEDs have come down in price in recent years. Therefore, they are an affordable upgrade for any kitchen.
Second, they offer crisp and bright lighting. That makes sense for kitchens that are otherwise dark for most of the day, or aren’t painted in a light color like white.
Lay Down Flat Floor Tiles
I’m sure you’ve come across some attractive floor tiles that have a sculpted finish. Yes, they may look good in any kitchen but they are a nightmare to clean. Trust me; I can testify to that fact.
If that’s what your kitchen has, I recommend fitting “flat” floor tiles instead. Especially if you are the owner of one or more dogs that like to spend their time walking in mud.
Remove Some of Your Upper Cabinets
When you need to store your kitchen utensils, cutlery, and other items, you would do so in a cabinet. Most kitchens have cabinets that are hung from the wall and are at face level. They make good use of the available space in any kitchen area.
The only downside is that they can make the room smaller than it is. If you have the heart to do so, I recommend removing some of your upper cabinets.
You’ll soon benefit from having a light and airy kitchen without doing much work.
Photo by Dominik Martin