You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to appreciate a beautiful kitchen; something that sparkles in the light, radiates style, and is still practical enough to accommodate a family. Whenever you dream about giving your kitchen a makeover, you eliminate a lot of ideas from catalogs and magazines because they don’t seem functional enough to merit the expense. Fortunately, here are some easy and cost-effective makeover ideas to prove once and for all that practicality and style are perfect partners.
Painting the walls
It’s a simple change, but it can really revive a tired-looking room. Just by painting the walls, your kitchen could look like an entirely new room. Shop around and see what kind of scheme would go well with the existing cabinets and furniture in your kitchen. When you’re looking for your ideal colour, make sure you buy a paint that can handle the onslaught of grease, water, and soap. The best choice here is a semi-gloss or satin finish. The shinier your paint, the easier it will be to clean. However, if you want to be really practical you should look into decorating with some kitchen splashbacks, which will be far better for protecting your walls from spills, splashes, and stains. The goal is to have a kitchen that can handle all your cooking experiments and still look immaculate after a simple wipe down.
Nothing livens up the look for a kitchen by giving the sink a makeover. It might be long overdue if you spend most of your time fixing the facets. The washers inside the faucet handles are rubber and tend to wear out quickly. Take your time to find the best kitchen faucet design to complement the new look you’re trying to bring to your kitchen. Once you’ve found the perfect ones, replace them by turning off the main water supply, unscrewing the leaky handle that controls the flow of water to the spout, removing the old washer, and dropping in the new one.
Range hood filter
There’s a good chance you’ve never thought about cleaning the range hood filter too often. But if you stop to think about how much kitchen grease it must have collected over the years, you suddenly won’t want to wait much longer. If it hasn’t already, overtime it will become blocked from too much grease to do its job effectively. Thankfully, you won’t need to buy any special products to get the filter properly clean. Simply soak the filter in a solution of boiling water, baking soda, and a good degreasing dish soap. Once you’ve cleaned it this way once, you can save yourself some effort by sticking the filter in the dishwasher at least once a month. There are some other spots in your kitchen that you should make sure you deep clean regularly; such as the top of the kitchen cabinets, the oven, and the kitchen sink.
Small changes can really alter the whole look of your kitchen, so don’t be afraid to get creative.