Kitchen remodeling covers not only design but also ease of use. Having an improved kitchen look and arrangement will make your life easier, but this usually costs a lot. A renovation project can also be tiring and stressful since it involves lots of decision-making and investments for the long term. The good news is that there are some design tweaks that you can do to make your kitchen feel remodeled without the need to splurge.
Cabinets do not only deserve to be painted neatly on the exterior but also the interior. For a boost of freshness and a creative appeal, a surprisingly bold color on the cabinet interior can make the kitchen look pretty interesting. With just a bit of labor, this brings a nice dramatic effect and you can also do the same with the shelves and the racks interiors.
A kitchen can be very straightforward with the typical kitchen counters and the regular appliances you have. If you are the type who likes inviting friends and family over to your house and spend time in the kitchen, adding a sociable bar table where you can hang out and exchange sweet conversations is most ideal. With this added workstation, you can work on the dishes while chatting and welcoming guests to feel cozy and comfortable in your classy kitchen.
The ceiling may not always be the space where your eyes will turn and gaze to, but a dull and boring ceiling is so old-school. To add a visual drama without being too much, painting the ceiling with a bold and bright color will easily transform the kitchen. Choose a paint color that is long-lasting and eye-catching. A coffered ceiling is another way to spruce up the design of the kitchen interior, however installation may be pricey.
A light paint color of the walls gives the impression of a cool kitchen that is easy and friendly to the eyes. You don’t want any room in the house that looks as if taken from a horror movie scene. To welcome a cheery ambiance, adding more sources of light such as windows and doors and installing more light fixtures will make the kitchen look luxurious and stress-free. It will also be nice to consider adding brightness to counters by mounting lights on fixtures and cabinets.
Even the smallest details truly matter especially when you have limited space in the kitchen. Replacing the knobs of the kitchen cabinets is a fun idea since there are plenty of design options to choose from. If you’re looking for something fancy, gold accents and colorful knobs will do great. Items made of heavier weight material are nice decorations that can last for a longer time. Make sure to get knobs whose designs are coherent to match your overall kitchen atmosphere.
Green appliances are becoming the in thing nowadays because people are more aware about the benefits of having energy-saving machines that they can use to save on utility bills. Examples are the dual-fuel range with convection double ovens, an Energy Star-certified refrigerator, and a water-saving paneled dishwasher. Affordable kitchen appliances in the Philippines can be found mostly in stores. Be sure to ask for the specifications and compare first before making a purchase to be a savvy and smart buyer.
Adding interesting tiles as backsplash alone will spark more wonder and provide a high impact on the overlook look of the kitchen. You can incorporate tiles with beveled edges or those with great patterns to show personality on the wall.
You don’t have to be a design or kitchen expert to inject your own unique flavor to the kitchen. If you are seriously thinking about remodeling, setting a budget for it should be one of the first steps before completing the plan. Remodeling is no easy feat but with these simple tweaks, you now have more ideas on how to improve the design of the kitchen.
Julieane Hernandez is a freelance writer and a hotel and restaurant management graduate turned designer. She’s an advanced tri-athlete during weekends. She’s been in the industry for about 6 years now and learned so much from all the experiences she’s been through. Follow her on twitter and google+ .