Feeling the drag of a dreary kitchen? Give it a refresh! Kitchens are one of the most used areas in the home, and the design of said kitchen can really enhance (or detract) your interior design.
The good news is that many kitchens just need a facelift. You can swap out surface materials like the floors, countertops, or even the cupboard door finishes and enjoy an entirely new kitchen for less. That being said, sometimes your kitchen layout just doesn’t work. If you’re ripping it all out to start again, get inspired by these top innovative ideas for your kitchen today:
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Mix and Match Natural Materials
When it comes to what’s timeless, natural materials always win out. This means stone, wood, and metals. The good news is you don’t even need real stone or wood to get that timeless effect.
You can get porcelain tiles from Quorn Stone that mimic the look of bright, natural stone floors but for a fraction of the cost. The same applies to wood, which you can get as a veneer instead of a solid option.
Hide Essential Storage
If you aren’t overplanning for storage, you are dooming your kitchen design. Plan a full pantry cupboard or even room to accommodate dry goods and just general houseware.
This leaves your main kitchen space for utensils and crockery only. If you dream of having a kitchen without upper cupboards or with open shelving, then you will need an effective, hidden plan to store your food and other items out of sight. Pull out draws, and cupboard doors with frosted or fluted glass, are also popular ways to hide items – including appliances and bins.
Add Task Lighting to Your Design
Your kitchen needs the overhead light, a lowered ceiling light wherever you are dining, and task lighting. Task lighting should be above your counters so that you can clearly see everything you are doing during preparation and cooking.
Make sure that these lights are easy to change out and that the bulbs are a tone you like. Modern home designs can suit true or blue-white bulbs, while those opting for a more rustic design will prefer warmer hues.
Upgrade It With Smart Appliances
Get a tap that pours out boiling water, so you don’t need to keep a kettle on your counter, a fridge that allows you to see what you have in there without opening the doors, and an oven that allows you to pre-heat it from the touch of a mobile.
If you upgrade your kitchen with the latest innovations in tech, you’ll have the best-renovated kitchen you and your loved ones have seen.
Make Your Kitchen Adaptable
Simple updates like choosing a tap for your sink that can move or that can connect a hose and be pulled out for flexibility will make your kitchen infinitely more useable. Other options include a pull-out cutting board or choosing a butcher block for your kitchen island.
Getting a kitchen counter that is heat-resistant so you can put hot pans directly on it with no damage can quickly become your go-to approach for home design now and into the future.