You don’t need to invest huge amounts of time and money in a major renovation to give your kitchen a fresh and fabulous new look. Here are our top nine tips for giving your favourite room in the house a mini make over:
1. Be bold with colour. Choose a bright appliance to add a burst of colour to your benchtop. At the top of many people’s appliance wish list, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer now comes in more than 25 colours!
2. Buy a large glass vase and fill with a dramatic bunch of fresh flowers, such as lilies. Or if you want something a little more permanent, buy an indoor plant for display. An organic, green element gives life to a dull kitchen.
3. Stick with one brand for a uniform, neat look. KitchenAid have the entire kitchen space covered – from kettles and toasters, to blenders and food processors and more. KitchenAid is known for creating products with a timeless, classic design aesthetics, high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Start with the essentials such as a toaster and a kettle, and then add to your collection over the years as your needs change.
4. When you can afford it, indulge in luxe appliances. It’s worth investing in kitchen appliances that are going to last the distance, especially if you spend a lot of time cooking and entertaining for friends and family. It may seem like a significant investment at the time, but over the years as your appliance keeps going and going and going, you’ll be glad you made the initial outlay.
5. Add a fresh coat of white paint. If your kitchen is looking tired and drab, a fresh coat of white paint can make everything look clean and new again. And a blank canvas is a great place to start when giving your kitchen a makeover.
6. Upgrade your accessories. Buy a nice woven or wooden tray and pop all your frequently used condiments on display, especially those lovely bottles of Italian olive oil and French sea salt that are hiding in the back of the pantry. Prop a few different sized cutting boards at the back and all of a sudden you’ve got a gorgeous, functional bench display.
7. Work in a bit of rustic charm. A few county accents instantly add warmth and charm. Hang copper pots from the ceiling or place a timeworn wooden stool at the kitchen bench.
8. Think of small appliances, such as a Stove Top Kettle, as decorative (and of course, functional) accessories. Having a few key appliances in eye catching colours on display can make your kitchen look homely and lived in, without creating clutter.
9. Buy some beautiful new tea towels to hang on the oven. An inexpensive investment, a few premium quality linen tea towels in vibrant colours can add an element of interest and a much needed burst of colour.