Have you looked around your kitchen and wondered what you could do to make it a brighter, more comfortable place for you to prep your meals and your family to gather and chat? If you have, you aren’t alone. Researchers claim most homeowners want to make changes in their home’s kitchen after living in a place less than one year. Before you start calling contractors or talking about tearing out walls, check out these minor kitchen improvements that can make a significant difference in your home.
1. Let in the Light
Kitchens can feel like little boxes without sufficient light. The areas can also look dreary, cold and uninviting without sufficient illumination. Try some under-counter, pendant or chain lights if you want to make a dramatic change that won’t break the bank. Add new lighting over your prep areas, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how different the room will feel.
2. Put on Some Rollers
Your beautiful floors can stand up to a great deal of punishment, but the constant scraping against the surface can leave dents, scars and rips. A great idea to help protect your floors is the addition of rollers on the bottom of your chair legs. The swivel casters can also make it easier for you to move a chair about.
3. Add a New Color
You have probably heard that color can make a big difference in any room in your home, but did you know colors have psychological effects on the human brain? While you may love a white kitchen, your brain does not. Instead, look for relaxing colors such as blues, soft yellows and rich powder greens. Changing the room’s color can impact both your room and how you feel in it.
4. Change the Handles
The handles on your kitchen drawers and cabinets may have seen better days. With hundreds of new styles, shapes and colors available, it is easy to find something stylish that fits your personality and will quickly upgrade the look of your kitchen. From brass to ceramic to copper, you can choose to match your faucets or make a bold color statement. Once you change the handles out, you may be surprised at how different the room looks.
The ideas listed above are small, but they can make a difference in how you and your family enjoy your kitchen. Why not give them a try and see what other ideas you can come up with?