It is no secret that the kitchen is the heart of every home. It is the one room where families gather for meals, guests join when they visit, and where many great memories are made. The kitchen is one of the rooms that a home’s value is so dependent on as a result. Here are a few tips on how to ramp up your kitchen and make it the best that it can be.
Add Flowers and Greenery
An easy way to enhance your kitchen is to put some life into it. Purchase some fresh flowers or greenery. Whether it be a vase perched on a windowsill with fresh flowers, some plants on your open shelves or a beautiful centerpiece they will add warmth and even potentially a pleasant fragrance. You can swap out flowers seasonally as well to keep things fresh, colorful, and seasonally appropriate.
Creative Storage Solutions
Storage is always important in any room of the house but especially the kitchen with all of what you need to have in it from cooking utensils to food items. Keeping things organized for both function and aesthetics is important. Creative things like investing in hanging pot racks, under-shelf baskets or a magnetic strip for your knives that are visually pleasing but also very convenient are great ideas. Also, making use of the inside of cabinet doors for things like a spice rack, plastic bag holders, additional dish towels or the like can be handy.
Plain white dishes are always timeless and offer a blank slate backdrop for your creative meals, but try getting some colorful or patterned plates and bowls for special occasions. These can be great to have displayed on your open shelves, in your see-through glass cabinets, or set out on the table. This here too can even be a seasonal thing where you may even look for some unique pieces or even a holiday-themed set for that time of year.
The Right Lighting
Ambient, warm lighting is key for any room of the house, but getting that right as well as having necessary task lighting is what you need in the kitchen. Overhead lighting is ideal especially if on dimmers while having some over-the-island counter or peninsula pendant lights can give enough light while adding style. Under the cabinet lighting is important for much-needed task lighting for meal preparation too. Just avoid anything too bright or fluorescent that can really disturb the overall look that you are going for.
Artwork and some interesting decorative pieces can add personality and help complete your kitchen's design. A framed print or painting can fill an empty wall, while decorative objects like vases or ceramic bowls can add dimension and some interesting depth to your space. Make sure to select pieces that complement both your kitchen's color scheme and style.