With people spending so much time at home and only at home these days, it’s not surprising that those of us who might not experiment in the kitchen much, are taking new risks and enjoying new kitchen adventures. If you’re having a kitchen renaissance right now, you might also be asking yourself about design ideas for how you can make the space feel fresh, new, and up-to-date.
Taking on a full kitchen renovation or kitchen remodel is a huge home improvement project that not everyone can take on at the drop of a hat. But the good news is that you can make your kitchen feel brand-new with easy counter top and cabinet refreshes.
From adding fun accessories to your counters, to re-arranging yours drawers, shelves, and storage areas to be more efficient and visually appealing, to sprucing up your breakfast bar with shiny new stools–our design team has all the secrets to making you feel completely prepared to take on any socially-distanced kitchen adventures your heart (or your stomach) desires!
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Refresh Your Kitchen Accessories
When aiming to restyle the look of your kitchen, adding personality to your countertops is an easy first step. For example, cutting boards aren’t just cutting boards–they can also be used as trays to hold a floral arrangement or some candles on the kitchen counter. A wood board or cheese board always makes snacks and fruits look more delicious
If you’re a newbie in the kitchen, nice plates and bowls will help with presentation and also motivate you to try new cooking projects. And if you haven’t tried cast iron pots yet, you should definitely get one because they last a long time and they make the best stews. A nice baker’s rack can also become a great way to showcase beautiful glassware and serveware, especially if you don’t already have open shelves or glass-front kitchen cabinets.
Unsure about where to start with adding accessories? First take a look at gaps in your kitchen gear arsenal and focus on items you know you need and will use for years to come. Not only will this shopping philosophy ultimately save you money, but you’ll also end up with higher quality items that have the potential to become heirlooms.
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Switch Up Your Kitchen Seating & Lighting
For a kitchen in need of a larger scale design lift, consider switching up your seating options and lighting. Sometimes you can refresh your kitchen design by adding a small bistro table and two chairs, creating a cute coffee corner if you don’t have space for a breakfast table, or adding an eye-catching light fixture.
Try a new set of counter stools or bar stools and then experience with matching smaller accessories to them (like table runners, decorative bowls, and trays). You’ll find that if you weave a consistent style throughout your accent pieces, you’ll be able to craft a whole new look and set the scene for any number of isolation-inspired kitchen adventures.
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