There are a lot of things going on in the kitchen every day from cooking different kinds of things with different aromas, pets, and the general quality of living, all affect the way the kitchen smells and feels. Which isn’t always on the good side! A beautifully designed kitchen is no use if it smells bad or feels suffocating.
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A nice and bright kitchen is one that is inviting and appetizing. Making your cooking space feel fresher does not need to break your bank. There are a lot of ways to keep the kitchen smelling fresh, like adding air fresheners or scented candles, but for a rather permanent solution to the problem, the following are some clever ways you can keep your kitchen looking and smelling fresh:
1. Choose The Right Ventilation:
Nothing, and we say, nothing else can keep your kitchen fresh and airy if you have poor ventilation. If you don’t have proper ventilation, your kitchen will be smelling of smoke and will be heated all the time. Yes, you read that right. Poor ventilation can cause your kitchen to get more heated since the steam and smoke are not finding a way out of your kitchen. When you plan to set up your kitchen, you should pay a lot of attention to installing the right ventilation system.
2. Let In Natural Light
There is no such thing as too much natural light!
There is nothing better than the feeling of fresh air to work in. It is both appetizing and will keep the kitchen looking bright. It is important to have natural light in the kitchen during the day, in order to keep it fresh and airy. The smooth airflow will also take away any unpleasant smell from the kitchen. Try to keep at least one window in the kitchen to let the fresh air and light come in, and keep it looking fresh and smell nice.
You can add an additional skylight above the kitchen island or dining area for a beautiful view of the sky while you relax and enjoy the weather! Use such simple upgrades to breathe new life into the kitchen.
3. Paint Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are a lifesaver if you want to make a kitchen look and feel fresh. There is something about white and neutral shades that feels relaxing and makes the space look bright. You can paint your walls, countertops, ceiling, or cabinets with neutral and natural colors, and either keep the entire kitchen with the same shade or mix and match it with different colors. Either way, it’s a great choice!
You can paint the walls a neutral shade and keep the cabinets and countertop a different shade of your choice to spice things up and get a beautiful contrast going on!
Adding some wooden textures here and there for example on the cabinets with a textured hardwood floor will be relaxing and do a great job at making the kitchen look fresh.
4. Use Reflective Surfaces
A space that feels suffocating will be inviting and not feel fresh at any time. One of the best ways to add some illusionary space into the kitchen and make it feel fresh is to use reflective surfaces in the kitchen. You can use a mirrored backsplash which will reflect light and give a brighter feel overall. Not only that but it will also add a beautiful design element to space and makes it look beautiful and classy.
Using reflective surfaces for countertops is also a great idea besides a backsplash. The point of using reflective surfaces is that when the kitchen feels bigger it also feels fresh and fun to work in!
Besides clever interior design, it is also important to keep the kitchen clean. Make sure the garbage disposal is clean and the sink pipes are properly drained. There are a lot of over the counter products available to help clean the garbage disposal and sink pipes, which are sometimes the cause of nasty smells around the kitchen and ruin the appetizing atmosphere. A clean and fresh is fun and hygienic to work in! Use these simple tricks to create a healthy kitchen and make your cooking space feel fresh and smell nice!