Your kitchen is one of the most vital rooms in your home, and probably one of the oldest. Come to think of it, everyone we know who ‘renovates’ decides to paint the rooms a new color, change their furniture, add book shelves or an entertainment center. But how often do we actually consider the items in our kitchen and their usage? In this piece, we will help you reevaluate your cooking space and figure out if it needs a facelift.
One of the easiest and most practical ways to upgrade your kitchen is to reexamine your hardware and replace it if needed. By hardware we mean cabinet and drawer pulls and knobs, faucets, and light fixtures. Many kitchens still contain outdated materials that in reality need a lot of maintenance to stay in good condition, like brass for instance. It would be a good idea to replace these with more modern metals that are practically maintenance free (and right on trend) like stainless steel or matte aluminum.
The kitchen floor has it rough – can you count the amount of times something was spilled or even came crashing down on those tiles? Let alone those impossible blotches of dried oil. That floor might have had a good run for a couple of decades, but a great way to refresh your kitchen is to replace the flooring materials.
Good kitchen floor options are stone, ceramic, and porcelain. Nowadays, manufacturers even came up with ceramic tiles that look like hardwood and natural stone, so you might want to consider that option for they are much easier to care for than actual wood.
Now would also be the right time to take a good look at your kitchen appliances. Maybe they came with the house or apartment; maybe they’re decades old, or don’t work properly; or they might simply just not match. Treating yourself to some upgrades may be a good idea, but some research is in order. People who live in Brisbane, Australia for example, swear by the appliance store Brisbane. This is a great place to start because you’ll be able to get an idea of what you’d like in regards to upgrades. If you happen to be on a tight budget, don’t fret, the game has completely changed since you bought your microwave oven. The market now offers a large variety of appliances at a wide range of price points that suit every budget.
If you have enough space to spare in your kitchen, a kitchen island that offers an extra workstation and doubles as a breakfast table is a fun and practical addition to consider. If you don’t want to build something fixed on the floor, there are many options out there comprising of modern table sets with chairs to place around them.
The Right Ingredients
Your sole purpose for upgrading the kitchen should definitely include making it more efficient. With the passage of time has come great appliances that cater to both functionality as well as appearance. The kitchen no longer needs to feel or look like a warzone, it can be classy and have all the things you need to make a great meal and bring the family together!