Today the kitchen has become one of the key focal points of the family home, as we spend more time there entertaining, cooking, eating and socialising. It goes without saying that we want the room to not only dazzle from a style and aesthetic point of view, but also to provide a highly functional space for the whole family.
Here are some tips for transforming an average kitchen into a luxury multi-dimensional room.
Small changes with big results
A major kitchen overhaul can be very costly, but is often a great long-term strategy for increasing the overall value of your property. But if a complete overhaul isn't an option for your current budget, there are plenty of small tweaks that will go a long way towards creating a luxurious and functional space.
A splash of colour
Updating your kitchen colour scheme can transform the overall atmosphere and give the impression of more space and light. Bold colour schemes can be a fun way to express your personal style, but keep in mind that neutral colours are potentially more appealing to buyers.
Bright and energetic colour schemes like lemon yellow are the best way to create an uplifting and inspiring mood. Add a splash of colour with red barstools which are another great way to spice up a room. Don't forget the small details in your colour update, like old knobs and handles on your cabinets and drawers. For more colour scheme inspiration, why not check out the Homebase website.
Updating your appliances not only improves the look of a kitchen, it's also a great way to reduce the room's environmental footprint. After central heating, cooling appliances like fridge freezers are the biggest contributor to your energy bill because they're left switched on all the time. Choosing an energy-efficient model can help reduce the impact of these appliances and save you money along the way.
Consider how up to date the fixtures or designs of your ceiling lighting are. Look for styles that utilize brighter, energy efficient bulbs. Adding under-cabinet lighting is also a great way to eliminate shadows created by ceiling lights placed close to cabinets.
If you have the space for an island workspace in your kitchen, it's a great way to increase your storage options. Installing a rack above your island also creates an attractive focal point for the room.
Haven't got the time or the energy to transform your kitchen by yourself? Call Homebase for bespoke kitchen design appointments, to see what style transformation is available for your home.