4 Ways To Reinvigorate your Kitchen

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The kitchen is a special place in the home. It’s a natural gathering place and the most active room in the house. Think back to your childhood and all of the meals, conversations and memorable times that are tied into the kitchen.

With all of the activity taking place there, it is the most important room in the home to keep fresh and up to date. A few tweaks in the kitchen can truly go a long way in improving the atmosphere of a home.

Here are 4 mostly cost-effective ways to enhance and reinvigorate the most important room of any home – the kitchen.

1.Add an island

Islandsare natural gathering places in the kitchen and have many uses. They are great for gathering around for a snack or a conversation. It doesn’t have to be one of the fancy islands you see in magazines either! Even a simple, small island can completely change a kitchen’s layout and feel. If you decide to go for a bigger island, be sure to leave plenty of room for seating because it will become a popular place for sure.

2.Upgrade your appliances

You probably don’t think of a new oven or dishwasher as something that will add fun to a kitchen, but it will do just that! Home appliances these days are amazing and offer any kitchen a stylish, effective upgrade. Maybe you are more likely to cook with a new oven or gas-based stovetop. Maybe your old dishwasher runs so loudly that it is impossible to think while it is on in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to choose bold appliances either. They are made in a number of outlandish colors and designs and can become a centerpiece of your kitchen area.

3.Bring in some nature

Houseplants in the kitchen help create a fresh and lively feel for the room. Green plants and flowers add a bold touch of color. Green plants are also going to clean the air and provide health benefits for you and your family. If your kitchen is tight, tall and slim greens can make the area appear much bigger.

4.Invest in lighting

As is the case with any room, ambient lighting will make it much more cozy and dramatic. Recessed lighting, lamps and hanging lights all create drama for a kitchen. Different times of the day and dining situations call for different lighting. It is best to have a variety to choose from. Dramatic lighting can make any kitchen much more spectacular for a reasonable price.

 

Trevin is a blogger interested in kitchen appliances and journalism.