Many of us think of our kitchen as just a functional space. An area where we go to cook and wash up. However, for those of us that love to cook and are real foodies at heart, our kitchens can be so much more. All with just a few simple changes. Read on to find out what they are.
A deep clean
First of all, if you want to improve your kitchen, consider a deep clean. I don’t just mean mopping the floor and cleaning down the cooker top here, but really getting all that baked-on grease and grime out.
In fact, you may wish to recruit a professional cleaning company to help you with this. The reason being that they will have tools such as steam cleaners and floor buffers that can completely overhaul your kitchen space without needing to decorate.
Of course, the bonus here is that not only will it look better, but your kitchen will be much more hygienic as well. Something pretty crucial if its where you cook all of your family’s meals.
Treat yourself to a gadget or two
Next, when overhauling your kitchen, it can be a great idea to treat yourself to a few gadgets that will make your life easier. In fact, if you like to cook from scratch alloy of the time, having the right tools can definitely turn this from a chore into a pleasure.
One gadget in particular that many foodies covet is a Kitchenaid mixer which is particularly useful for those that love to bake. In fact, with its sleek retro styling and sturdy, long-lasting parts such a mixer can last you for years, if not a lifetime. Something that makes such an item well worth the initial investment.
Of course, that is not the only kitchen gadget that you should consider. Although what you do choose will depend mainly on your needs. For example, those that love to have a glass of wine or two while cooking may opt for a built-in wine fridge. While for those to whom fresh food is a priority may choose a refrigerated herb draw instead.
Decorate your kitchen space
Another way that you can take your kitchen from a functional room to a dream space is to make sure that it is decorated well. Yes, I know that this can be an expensive endeavor, as fitted kitchens do not come cheap.
However, you can refresh your space without refitting all the appliances and cabinets. In fact, all you need is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint, and then re-coat the cabinets as they do the video below. This being something that can give your kitchen a whole new look at a vastly reduced price.
Finally, when it comes to improving the kitchen, you need to think about the dynamic of the room and what it is used for as well.
For example, if you want your kitchen to be more of a family hub that just a place to cook, adding seating and a table can work particularly well. Then the kids can sit and complete their homework. While, at the same time, the parents cook. All while spending quality time together in your functional, yet pleasing kitchen space.