Feel like changing the overall look of your kitchen and adding more atmosphere to it, but don’t know how, exactly? Confused by the endless possibilities and decorations to be found? Don’t know what color you really want and what kind of accessories go with it?
If you want to make your kitchen a really nice place, the first thing you’ll have to do is accept that things will change and that you need to dedicate the rest of your life to it. A rack for your pans and spoon requires a little extra attention. A vertical garden requires water every day. And a marble countertop will always need to be cleaned if you spill something. In short, be aware that you have to live with the changes you choose.
There are so many things that look stylish and great, but usually they end up as a burden, rather than a lasting improvement. An open cabinet can look nice, but is usually a place where too many things are gathering dust. Suspended lamps certainly look beautiful, but be careful in the kitchen, because you’ll soon bump your head.
Smart fridges, dishwashers, built-in ovens or even a built-in coffee maker are a regular part of the kitchen these days. You can install almost anything and that ensures a tidy look and a good use of space. An additional advantage is that your appliances are not all different in color, size and shape. Smart appliances are there to make your life easier and more beautiful, so consider whether it’s worth the investment.
Minor changes are the key to feeling good in your kitchen. Is the paint on the wall white and uninspiring? Let it come to life with some texture and patterns. Stones, color gradient and much more is possible. Organize your storage racks so they look like they are made for certain cutlery. Or replace the single color chairs with something more colorful, but make sure they don’t interfere with the theme. Something that stands out gives life.
Then light. Lighting in your kitchen can vary from hanging lamps to LED strips. Depending on the color theme, more or less light is needed, but avoid putting light everywhere, that’s why dimmable light is always worth the extra investment. When hanging lamps are used, make sure that they spread enough light. If you choose LED’s, you can dispose of them as trips under table and kitchen worktops and in or above kitchen cabinets to create depth. However, the most important LEDs belong on the ceiling because falling light has priority.
Finally, the smell of the kitchen is what gives the kitchen its true identity. Besides the look, the taste of the food and the natural smell is a key element. The choice is between artificial and natural smells. Potpourri works as a dried scent, but you can also bring life through scented plants, such as a citronella. If you have a hanging garden, consider mint, which in addition to the smell, is also a practical ingredient.
Built-in trash bins are the standard nowadays. If you don’t have one yet, then it’s definitely worth the investment, because it also benefits your health. In addition, keep the bin away from the most important places in the kitchen and empty it every other day to prevent smells.