Your kitchen really is the center of your home. It’s a kind of miniature community center – where people come to refuel and refresh, to cook and to bond with family. And that’s exactly why it’s so important that your kitchen be updated and made to be the absolute best that it can be!
Replace Your Cabinets
The cabinets are the first part of your kitchen to be overlooked – but they’re also the first part of your kitchen that most people notice when they walk in. The cabinets dominate; they take up lots of visual space at or above eye level. That means that even if you have updated, sleek counters, or modernized appliances, if you still have rickety wooden cabinets that is what a newcomer will notice. There’s nothing wrong with wooden cabinets, of course – but over time, water damage, rot, and use will slowly warp them. Use your personal vision for the aesthetic of your dream kitchen to decide what kind of cabinets you would like to get. Those might be sleek, minimalist, plastic cabinets, or it might be treated mahogany cabinets that tastefully accentuate an off-white, rustic vibe. The world is your oyster.
Get New Appliances
Even if they still work, the fact of the matter is that you’re going to want to replace old appliances that you’ve had for years. Why? Considering the leaps and bounds made in electrical technology in the past decade, new appliances will be far more powerful and efficient in their function. New appliances tend to be energy efficient, which saves you money on electricity. They also are far less likely to cause hazardous problems for you. At the end of the day, a yellowed, well-used appliance will stick out like a sore thumb in a remodeled kitchen, no matter how well you clean it.
Lighting and Color
These two elements are essential in creating the ‘vibe’ of any home or individual room. They’re especially important in a kitchen because of the practical demands that come along with it – you need proper lighting in order to see what you’re cooking, after all! Most people tend to go with some variation white, off-white, tan, or beige for their kitchens. While there is no need for you to be constrained by what other people do, you may want to avoid bright or unpleasant colors (like teal, pink, or yellow, for example). Choose lightbulbs and a space that provides complete light without it being visually deafening.
Your kitchen should be a place of comfort. In some ways, a kitchen is the spatial symbol of home, family, and self-care. While it can cost some money and a good amount of effort, the results that you will get by making your dream kitchen will be undoubtedly worth it!
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