How To Improve the Look of Your Kitchen

How To Improve the Look of Your Kitchen

The following contribution is from another author.

When it comes to home décor, the kitchen always seems to be one of the last on the priority list. In a way, it makes sense. In our lives we typically spend most of our time at home in the living room or the bedroom, so it sounds logical to pay more attention to those well lived-in spots. However, there are plenty of benefits to giving your kitchen a bit of a lift.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and if yours is looking a bit worse for wear, it can really take its toll on the atmosphere around you, particularly if you have guests staying or you’re entertaining someone for dinner. The good news is, a few small tweaks can transform your kitchen into a light, welcoming area you can be proud to show off to your guests at your next dinner party.

Here, we outline some simple tips for improving the look of your kitchen.

Paint the cabinets

Give old kitchen cabinets a new lease on life by painting them in a modern colour. White, grey, or blue are all good examples of inoffensive colours which create a fresh feel. Ensure you sand the cabinets first and prime them before applying your first coat of paint. While you could hire a professional painter, doing the job yourself will save you a good chunk of money.

Get savvy with lighting

It’s essential to have good lighting in your kitchen to ensure you can see properly, particularly when working with sharp knives! A well-lit kitchen will also feel more spacious and welcoming, which is especially important if you have an open-plan home. A thoughtfully placed mirror can be used in your kitchen to reflect more light into the darker corners of the space.

Upgrade your equipment

There’s no point in putting a load of time and effort into designing an attractive kitchen if you’re going to hang onto your old, corroding frying pans. Ensuring your cookware matches your sparkling, new kitchen will go a long way to improving the overall aesthetic. Proudly displaying your new pan sets on your kitchen cooker will add the perfect finishing touch to your space.

Keep it tidy

Nobody wants to look at piles of paperwork or personal belongings when they visit your home. Keep your kitchen looking its best by ensuring the worktops are clean and free from unnecessary clutter.  You may find it helpful to assess your storage at home to find a place to store items which look out of place when left around the house.

Utilise storage

If you’re giving your kitchen a makeover, ensure you don’t overlook the importance of having good storage solutions. The addition of a few simple items like a spice rack, some hanging hooks and a knife block can make it easier to keep your kitchen tidy and help you find what you need quickly. No more rummaging through the drawers hunting for your favourite whisk – you’ll know exactly where it lives!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).