Tips for Renovating a Kitchen

It’s that time of the year when many of us are thinking about, or have already started, redecorating or even taking on more challenging renovations. As the kitchen has become one of the most important rooms in the home, you may be looking for ways to renovate your kitchen in a way that makes it stand out, and perhaps helps you to save some money in the process. If you are and are currently either overwhelmed with the variety of options open to you or just need a little nudge in the right direction, check out the following post as we look at some great tips to help you renovate your kitchen.

Make Good Use of Lighting

Have you always just relied on the main ceiling light for rooms like the kitchen? Did you know that you could not only make your kitchen more practical, but actually more striking by using lighting in clever ways? By investing in more than one type of lighting, you can give your kitchen real atmosphere. Try using under cabinet lighting to help brighten darker counter tops that are blocked from the main light up above on the ceiling and you could also consider having lighting in the most used parts.

To help make the lighting more cost-effective, opt for LED bulbs instead of incandescent and fluorescent, and consider buying a motion sensor system, so the lights only come on when people are in the kitchen.

Invest in a Plinth Heater

Even if you have good central heating, there are parts of the home that still need a little bit extra warmth. The kitchen is often overlooked in this regard though because it is seen as being a warm room. That is only the case when you are actually cooking though. As kitchens have become family rooms in most households, you should think about choosing a plinth heater to help make your kitchen more comfortable.

Do You Have Enough Storage Space?

As you may be completely renovating your kitchen, this is a good time to reconsider everything. Think about all the stuff you have and the stuff you are likely to buy over the coming weeks and months and opt for storage solutions that match what you have.

Don’t Forget Some Colour

Although we are not suggesting that you flood your kitchen with lots of colour, especially lots of conflicting hues. However, we are suggesting that even if you want a mostly stainless steel, chrome or white kitchen, splashes of colour here and there can elevate it.

Make Use of the Wall Space

Whether you have a small kitchen or a big one, it is crucial that you save as much floorspace as possible. With this in mind, you should try to make use of as much of the wall space as possible. Use it for storage and as a place to hang things and affix things, so they are off the floor.

It is not hard to do some really interesting things with your kitchen, especially not when you follow some of our great tips.

Shaun Greaves

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