A kitchen is an entire room dedicated to food preparation and food storage. The basis of a household’s health is there, and, while on the subject of health, ensuring a satisfactory hygiene level is a must. A proper kitchen setting, therefore, involves a cluster of all sorts of tools and equipment. But, the idea is to create a spacious room that will provide efficiency as well as mobility.
There are so many kinds of kitchen designs and settings. Some of these settings are continental; others are culture-dependent. For example, a typical European kitchen is stocked with equipment and gadgets and has features like kitchen cabinets, working tops, a fridge, and whatnot.
Most people choose to change the state of their kitchen; to redesign it and give it an outstanding aesthetic score. Changes could occur twice a week or three times a month.
Whenever you think of changing something in your kitchen, there are few tips to consider before taking action, as some things demand great amounts of money, while others demand a great deal of effort. Here are some creative ways to change how your kitchen looks, and bring a new spark of life to it.
1. Change the Lighting
The kitchen must have a proper lighting system, since it can be hard and dangerous to work under dimmed lights. However, once the food is prepared, you can use the light to set up a cheerful or romantic atmosphere for dinner. In other words, it’s good to have options in terms of light. You can go with glass lanterns, and these can be purchased on Etsy, or if you know how to cut glass, you can make them on your own.
You can also go with a modern steel lighting system, because it’s very elegant, and you can also adjust the light as you want, but it won’t look as unique as the glass lanterns. Lastly you can go with reflective pendants; these can also be purchased or made, but there are various shapes and forms; therefore, they have the best decorative value out of all the things mentioned here, but it can be hard to find the right one that will fully fit in with your kitchen’s aesthetics.
Similar lighting solutions include:
- Leafy lantern
- Silver Orbs light
- Brass Pendants
- Yellow paper lanterns
All of these will look really nice in your kitchen.
2. Useful Gadgets for the Kitchen
As mentioned, the kitchen is a place where you prepare your meals and snacks, where you make your coffee, and basically start off your day. So, it should also have some useful gadgets to help you out in this department. You can go with a mandolin slicer, since it’s very easy to chop fruits and vegetables with it, and the slices look nice, as well. You can throw in a pineapple slicer for good measure and a state of the art blender, so that you can create healthy meals and smoothies with ease.
You should also get a scrap collector, since kitchen is also the room that tends to be the messiest, so at least one part of the clean up process will be easier with a scrap collector. Lastly, since you start your day here, it would be wise to have an espresso machine, to get a nice cup of coffee instantly in the morning. In the event that you want to be a master chef in your kitchen, consider equipping it with these gadgets:
- Julienne Peeler Blade
- Spaghetti Measure
- Yolk Extractor
- Flameless Marshmallow Roaster
- Expandable Drawer Dividers
- Pancake Pen
- Onion Holder
3. Budget-Friendly DIY Tips
Here are some items you can make on your own that will be both useful and somewhat stylish. These are all really easy to make, and I found them here, so let’s mention some of them, but go through the link for more details. For example, all you need is an empty soda box, and scissors to create a soup-can holder. You can also hang an old rake on the wall and use it as a wine glass holder, just put an upside down glass between the rake spikes.
Another good example here is how you can cut plastic bottles and use them to seal plastic bags. Lastly, if you have some vintage trophies you can store utensils there, and if you have a desk organizer you aren’t using, it can be a good item to store a cutting board. There are many more tips on the buzzfeed link I provided; I just liked these the most.
4. Useful Decorations
These tips are meant to both beautify and improve your kitchen. You can always replace faucets, since these are not to expensive, and they add to the aesthetics. Another thing that might need changing is the countertop — if it proves to be expensive, then you can only cover them and still add to the aesthetics.
If your floor has dents or scratches, or some stains you are unable to remove, then an aztec print rug can always come in handy. It will cover the stains, and it is a very beautiful decoration. Finally, a minor improvement can be added to light switches. With washi tape, it’s possible to turn them into a true wall decoration.
Renovation implies revamping or renewing an existing item. When an item is renewed, it takes a different form, and it behaves as if it were freshly produced. Your household requires something similar. Are you thinking of moving from your apartment to a new one just because the kitchen is too small? If this is the case, expanding the size of the kitchen ought to be the plan. Look for professionals to aid you in the expansion process, and renovate the kitchen with new items.
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