It’s always so important that you can happily spend time in your own home. Especially in today’s day and age when Covid-19 is forcing so many people to spend time at home due to quarantine or lockdown. The problem is that this doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Experts are predicting second waves across the globe, meaning even more time stuck at home. This means the home should be somewhere you’re happy with. Somewhere to spend an extended period of time with your family.
It’s easier said than done, especially if you don’t really have the money. Yet, there are always things you can do to brighten your home up. The kitchen is one of the most important places in the home. Some use it just for cooking, others use it for socialising too, with stools and chairs around often use tables. It should be somewhere you like and somewhere you can enjoy spending your time. Although all personal circumstances are different, these tips should help you get the most out of your kitchen!
Keep An Eye For Appliance Upgrades
Sometimes you don’t have the money to buy whole new appliances. They’re expensive. But what if you think one is going to break, or you think you might need an upgrade? For a start, you can fix what’s wrong instead of just going and buying a new one. Some good parts can be found here. You might be able to install yourself, if not ask someone to repair it all for you. It’s annoying having to pay the cost, but cheaper than having to actually buy a whole new appliance. If you do need a new one, consider near new models, or even display models. There are always other models which will be going for slightly cheaper. Keep an eye on these and you won’t regret the saving you make.
Upcycle Your Cabinets
It’s important to upcycle where you can. This might mean just painting them and giving your kitchen a completely new colour. It’ll feel fresh and new without having to get completely different and new units in place. Just make sure that when you take them off you do it properly so nothing gets damaged. Also, test the new paint on the inside of a cupboard first just to make sure you actually like it. Otherwise, you might be a little disappointed when it’s done. Remember, paint usually dries a bit darker than applied, especially on wood.
Change The Floor
Sometimes changing the floor is easy. If you haven’t got tile, and instead use a kind of lino, this is really easy to swap out. If you do use tile, it’s far more expensive. However you can get tiles slightly cheaper if you look in the right places. You can also, if you have the time, tile the floor yourself. It can take a while and you’ll have to rent the right tools to get the job done properly. It’s always worth getting a few quotes in just to be safe but if you think you can do it, give it a try. Tile floors make the kitchen look a lot better and far richer.
Paint the Ceiling
Again, it’ll give your kitchen a fresher look. Paint it white if you can so that it lightens up your kitchen properly. Some prefer darker colours and that’s fine, just be aware that it will darken the room a little. Especially on gloomy days. Try to use decent quality paint too, otherwise you’ll end up putting lots of coats on the wall where you could have avoided it.
Put Your Own Touch On The Place
Most kitchens have a bit of personalize styling going on. Whether in the form of pictures on the wall, or even a bookshelf. Put your own spin on the place if you can. This way it’ll feel more like your own kitchen. Some like them bare and blank and that’s fine. There are dozens of inspirational examples online for you to have a look at if you’re not feeling very creative.
Change The Light
They’re right in the middle of the ceiling. You may have one light, or a few, or spotlights, or maybe even under cupboard lighting. Whatever you have, changing them can make the room a whole lot better and more modern. This might be easy if you’re just changing the shade. If you’re not though, and are rewiring a whole new light in, you might be better off to get an electrician on board, just so it’s all above board.