There are always things that need doing around the house; and your kitchen is likely the source of many of them! It seems these spaces always need some type of care, which makes sense due to how integral they are to our homes and daily lives.
If your kitchen is feeling old and outdated, it’s probably time you started saving to give it a makeover. We have compiled a list of refurbishing options to help you; and while some can be achieved through DIY, consider seeking professional assistance from renovation companies like MR Kitchens for some of the bigger tasks.
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Without further ado, let’s go over 3 easy ways to give your kitchen a much-needed upgrade.
1. Resurface Your Counters
Replacing your kitchen counters is a wise decision for two reasons: it offers a nice change of scenery and gives you an easy way to clean surfaces.
For starters, the color and texture of our kitchen surfaces reflect the room significantly; just like the walls, flooring, and furniture of every other room have an impact on the surrounding space. Having a kitchen that’s outdated or filled with dull colors can be emotionally draining since it’s something you’ll be looking at every day.
Additionally, no matter how hard we try to clean up every spill, wipe down every surface, and scrub out every stain, kitchens are a breeding ground for bacteria. It’s where we prepare our food and therefore it gets the messiest.
So that you don’t get sick, this space should be the cleanest room in the house. Depending on how long it’s been since your surfaces have been replaced, changing them may very well be a sanitary measure.
2. Update Your Appliances
Larger kitchen appliances, such as our refrigerators, ovens, and stoves, are a foundational aspect of a working kitchen. But, because we depend on them so heavily, this can also make them more susceptible to overuse.
Obstacles like our refrigerators or freezers losing coolant or infinite switches not working on our electric stoves can greatly impede our ability to use our appliances, and in worst-case scenarios, they can be dangerous.
Updating appliances may be appealing for visual purposes, but more often than not, they are even more necessary for safety reasons and therefore should be dealt with swiftly.
3. Lighten Up
One of the quickest ways to feel happier, safer, and more at home is to let more light in. You can do this to any room of your home by installing some new windows. Of course, many of us will agree that the most ideal way to add light to a room is to have more windows, but depending on the layout of your house (and your budget) this may not be an option.
Installing more light fixtures and fitting quality lightbulbs is a life-altering decision because of how deeply we depend on light to feel safe and happy. If installing more windows in your kitchen is not feasible in your home, consider adding more fixtures or implementing ceiling/under-cabinet lights to compensate.
There is a very good chance you have at least thought about renovating your kitchen before; and if you haven’t, allow this list to prompt new ideas and ways of seeing your space. Whether you want to change up your aesthetic or update the furnishings of your home, a kitchen renovation is a prudent move for plenty of homes.
Renovating your house is a great way to get back in touch with your space and feel more connected to the place you live in. So, whether it’s your kitchen, your bathroom, or your bedroom, some simple changes can make all the difference to your wellbeing and happiness.