Whether you are a culinary savant or someone who likes to dabble in the kitchen, your cooking space can greatly affect your mood, abilities, and appetite. Here are five design tips for your kitchen that work great for any budget.
Having enough storage space inside of your kitchen is crucial. Without enough space to store all of your pots, pans, and cooking utensils, you are not going to spend much time inside of your kitchen out of sheer frustration. Adding cabinets and countertops can help to add more cooking and storage space for you to use to your advantage. These design tips will also provide you with more room to maneuver throughout the kitchen to minimize your risk of accident and injury.
Insufficient lighting can affect more than your ability to see what is going in your kitchen. Poor lighting can kill your creativity and appetite, making it harder for you to enjoy being in your kitchen. Install lights underneath your cabinets and overhead to enhance your ability to see.
Invest in energy efficient appliances that make cooking a more enjoyable task and less draining on your utility bills. If you want to add more space to a small kitchen, consider installing a wall oven, microwave, and countertop stove to make the area more efficient.
To keep the cost of renovations down, consider having your countertops refinished instead of replaced. Refinishing is much more affordable because it gives you the opportunity to have any damaged surfaces in your kitchen repaired. After they are repaired, you can choose to have them resurfaced with your choice of granite or stone to enhance the décor without sacrificing your budget. Refinishing and resurfacing countertops is a lot less time-consuming, resulting in minimum downtime for your kitchen.
Whether you are adding décor or simply having the walls repainted, choose a color that is calm, soothing and inspiring to give your kitchen a timeless and elegant appeal. Try to avoid dark and dramatic colors because they tend to be overwhelming. Also, try to avoid bright and distracting colors because they do not always mesh well with the overall scheme of the home, and they tend to become outdated quickly.
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