The melting point of spicy-sweet aromas, the centerpiece of clinking cutlery and saucepans, the bubbling hot ground of tadkas and kadhais: a kitchen is the heartthrob of a home. It is much, much more than just a cooking or pantry place. And so, it requires the same exceptional care you put in your home’s décor, in fact, more than that. Below mentioned are seven such amazing ideas to get you started. Read on.
Use What You Have
An excellent kitchen décor doesn’t require a vast investment every time. If you use only all that you already have, the correct way, the décor can work out very well. For instance, there are saucepans, frying pans, pots and skillets in nearly every kitchen. You too must have a cabinet or rack to keep these items. Now, try storing them the other way. Why not fix a peg rail over the backsplash and let these items dangle over there. While giving a decorative appeal to your backsplash, it will save you a lot of storage space as well. Alternatively, you can fix a rod over your dishwasher sink and hook-hang these items there. Likewise, you can innovate with cutlery items.
Introduce Some Glamour
The time is gone when doorknobs and drawer pulls used to be a thing of ignorance. These days, people know that everything as little as knobs matter a lot in décor. So invest in some stylish and fancy door handles, cabinet pulls or drawer knobs. These days, there is a vast variety of knobs and pulls available in the market such as shimmering crystal knobs, glittery geode pulls, ornamented metallic door handles, floral ball knobs, glossy mushroom knobs etc. Plus, if you’re ready to go deep in your pockets, there is no end to the variety of knobs and pulls available in the market, online and offline.
Organization Is The Key
Cliché as it sounds, but it’s the best and easiest hack that will give an instant uplift to your kitchen. Most likely, there might be things taking up extra space over the countertop. Clear them up from the countertop. There might be salt sprayer or other spice boxes open and spread out all around. Put these spice boxes in several drawers or cabinets. There might be some things you repeatedly need in a day such as a stove lighter, tasting spoon, hand towel or serving napkin. For them, make a separate junk drawer or a small 24×7 storage area. Whether it’s a bunch of old spoons or lonely jar lids or rubber bands, it’s time to organize and de-clutter!
Utilizing Shelf Space To The Most
It’s not only necessary to have shelves and cabinets in the kitchen but also their orientation. Check from a carpenter or interior designer whether your shelves are correctly aligned and stacked. If you’re in for a kitchen upgrade, there are some terrific ideas. Invest in tiered shelving for glasses, bracketed shelves for bowls and smaller items, and nested drawers for cutlery, crockery, nut boxes, and spice boxes.
A glassy kitchen is a classy kitchen. Glass gives off an illusion of additional space while adding a subtle sheen to the overall ambiance. You can try replacing your cabinet fronts with glass fronts. Adding glass slits in the shelves is another great idea. For a cottage style look, you can choose stained glass panels for cabinetry, open shelves, drawer heads on walls. The plan works even better if you have a wooden floor or white marble work in the kitchen.
Tiny Elements, Big Changes
If a significant renovation doesn’t fit your pocket, this is the hack for you. Add your elements to decorate your kitchen whether they are pieces of artwork, wall hangings, colorful rugs, pendant lighting or even wind-bells. If there are kids in your home, you can sticky magnet signs, smileys or notes on the wall or refrigerator. To elements to the backsplash, try mosaic tiles or a bright colored wallpaper.
Pops of Paint
Simplest and easiest to implement! Plus, if you have a small-sized kitchen, you can do this by yourself. Just purchase some brushes and buckets of paint in colors of your choice and get started. One idea is to paint specific areas and let the rest of the kitchen remain the same. For example, you can paint the insides of the shelves, insides of the cabinets, backsplash panels or other small areas. Or, if you wish to go for a single tone, you can try from white, mango, silver grey, light brown, turquoise or olive green.