Whether you cook or not, the kitchen is one of the main rooms in a house that is most frequently visited. Looking at the same cupboards gets a bit boring after a while, not to mention they may begin to show signs of wear and tear after a bit. The good news is, it may be a sign to upgrade your kitchen furniture soon!
Here are some signs to help you upgrade your kitchen furniture this year.
Add a fresh layer of paint
Believe it or not, a fresh layer of paint makes a huge difference to a kitchen. The smoke from cooking can sometimes give your walls a slight yellow tint that makes your kitchen look dull and old. Repainting is especially apt if you upgrade by using a fresh, crisp coat of ‘wipe clean’ paint. It is easy to clean, a definite benefit in a kitchen that is constantly in use. It also creates the illusion of a new and completely different kitchen without breaking the bank!
Change the island
If you have an island in the centre of your kitchen, you might like to go for an upgrade. A nice idea could be buying customised furniture. It is a sure and easy way of getting exactly what you want. If you have loads of pots and pans, you might like a few extra cupboards. You could also ask the carpenter to add a small table to it. This will make it easy for you to watch the kids to work as you cook without worrying that they will reach over and grab something they have no business touching.
Reinstall the cupboards
Cupboards are perhaps the most vital part of the kitchen; after the stove and sink, of course. They allow you to store all your pots, pans, utensils and baking items away. If you are upgrading your kitchen, it is a good idea to design the cupboards according to your needs; do you need big ones that can store just about anything? Or small ones that allow you to separate and distinguish between all your equipment, food and spices? If you are not sure about buying a new set of cupboards, you might consider browsing a few furniture rental shops. You never know, you might find something that you like!
Choosing the material
When you are upgrading the kitchen furniture, it is not simply a matter of design; you also need to consider the material. Some may prefer to stick with what they have, be it marble or wood. Others will see it as an opportunity for change. If this is the case, it is a good idea to sit down and consider how you use the kitchen, if you have loads of little kids running around and so on.
There is no doubt that wood looks good and is not nearly as hard on a kid’s bones as marble is. However, if you live in an area that is very humid, hot and very prone to termites, you might want to stay clear of it.
These are just a few of the things you need to consider when upgrading your kitchen furniture. As hard as it may be, try to balance looks with practicality and use!