Kitchen and dining areas were pretty much already operating as a singular space pre pandemic, but we are embracing the open concept that is contemporary living more than ever. If you are thinking that your space could do with a bit of a makeover, nothing works quite as quickly or effectively as brightening up your kitchen/dining area and there are several ways to do it.
Here are a few ideas:
Unless you have been living under a rock you cannot fail to have noticed that splashback is the current kitchen buzzword with a capital B. If you have the old, boring tiles between your worktop and top cabinets that have been there for aeons its time for a change. Glass tiles are very much the current hottest trend and can make a huge difference to your kitchen.
Lift the Lighting
Even the most stylish of décor can love its effect when the sun goes down if your lights aren’t up to scratch. Lights bring life to a room in the evenings, simple as that. As far as the kitchen is concerned forget those old fluorescent fittings and replace them with a few recessed or flush mounts. Under cabinet lighting will illuminate your worktops where you need it and if you have an island add a modern pendulum fitting and a stylish and contemporary chandelier is the finishing touch to your dining area.
The Kitchen Doors
A lot of kitchens can be transformed with replacement kitchen doors. They’re a lot cheaper than many of the alternatives when it comes to a kitchen refurb and can truly give your kitchen a lease of life.
A pot of paint and a brush will give your kitchen/dining an instant makeover. Not only that but you don’t even have to paint the whole room, maybe just a create an accent wall which you can tie your accessories in with to complete the look.
Any accessories you have should add something to the aesthetic value of your kitchen or dining area. Cast your eyes around the space and ask yourself: Does that ugly plastic kettle detract from the classy kitchen around it? Is that tablecloth faded beyond recognition? It’s these little finishing touches that make or break a room, it’s up to you to ensure yours does the former.
Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona