Do you need to freshen up your kitchen for spring?
Did you spend half of Christmas in the kitchen? Has labour intensive winter cooking kept you chained to the oven? If you’re nodding, you’re not alone. At this time of year people come to us for a new kitchen because they’re sick of the sight of the old one. The good news is that spring is here and meals can start getting lighter and easier to prepare.
If you’d still like to make a change, here are our top five ways to give yourself a new and improved kitchen.
Change your colours
There are lots of ways to change the look of your kitchen by introducing some different colours. You could give the whole room a fresh coat of paint or a new patterned wallpaper with some bright spring colours. If you want to choose something really bold try focusing on a single feature wall. You can also get this effect with tiles, either with a feature wall or a bright new splashback around your sink.
Replacing your kitchen blind is a quick and easy way to try out a new colour. If you don’t use a blind already it’s a great way to save space and give you back your windowsills for some decorative touches or extra storage.
Finding a home for everything sounds simple but can be really daunting. The first step is to clear the clutter. Are there mugs and glasses that never get used taking up space in your cupboards? Getting rid of the things you don’t need gives you space to put everything else away. Then, you can decide what you really need to have out on your worktops. The cooking implements you use all the time can go into attractive containers. The beautiful china that you couldn’t see because of the clutter can decorate your room sitting on an open shelf.
If you really want to get your kitchen looking and smelling fresh and lovely, sort out your bins. Local council recycling gets more confusing by the day, but you can make your life easier by separating your rubbish out in advance. Proper closed containers mean that you won’t drown in plastic bags and boxes and everything is tidy and out of the way.
Bring in some greenery
To us, spring means fresh greenery and bringing that into your kitchen couldn’t be easier. A couple of plants on your windowsill will cheer the place up, or you could go for an artificial one if you struggle to keep real ones alive.
You could also take things a step further and have some herb pots. These can sit happily on your windowsill and you can snip a few whenever you need them, so your cooking gets a boost too.
Make it feel like home
Sometimes it can feel as if you spend all your kitchen time working. If you have the space, try making it somewhere you can relax too. A small sofa or easy chair can give you a new place to escape with a magazine and a cup of tea.
Of course, if you want to make a complete change you can always invest in a brand new kitchen to give it a whole new look.
Are you ready for a kitchen makeover or are you already making changes? Let us know in the comments below!