Okay, so we know that – strictly speaking – summer is already with us. In fact, we are now on the wrong side of the longest day. The nights are actually drawing in! But, being glass half full type of people, we prefer to look at things in a more positive way. It’s Wimbledon. There’s cricket on. The school summer holidays are close. For many of us, that marks the real start of summer. So, just in the nick of time, let’s look at how to get your kitchen ready for summer.
Ready for summer: Keep things cool in the kitchen
One way to freshen up your kitchen is to think about the technology that keeps things cool. The refrigerator is the obvious starting point. Why not update your fridge for the summer? The range of models that are on the market now is phenomenal. You’ll find no shortage of styles, from classic retro to sleek and contemporary. There’s also a good choice of colours these days if you want to stray from the traditional white.
Whatever style and design of kitchen you have or want, there’s a fridge to match. As it’s summer, make sure you choose one with a built-in ice machine. Just the job for all those cooling long summer drinks.
You don’t have to stop there either. After all, there’s no end of other kitchen appliances that are perfect for summer. Think blenders and processors for smoothies and coffee machines with cold brew settings.
Brighten up the kitchen for summer
Brightening up the kitchen space will mean you are ready for summer. You can also make it feel like it’s summer right throughout the year. Trying to introduce more light or choosing a kitchen design with sleek, crisp lines will make the space feel bigger and draw attention to the windows and let the light from outside flood in.
Why not bring the outside inside in another way? A herb garden on the window-sill is a great idea if you have one that gets good natural light. The likes of basil, mint and thyme will be a tasty addition to all those summer meals. What’s more, they have the advantage of not growing too high.
Refresh your kitchen with light colours
Even if your budget doesn’t allow for a completely new kitchen, there’s still plenty you can do to refresh the look of the space and get it ready for summer. This can be as simple as choosing some colourful dinnerware in bright colours. Furthermore, table mats and coasters with floral patterns will add a touch of summer to any space.
Refreshing the look of your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Just adding little touches of colour – anything light and bright – here and there will help to create the perfect summer vibe.
Redesign your kitchen with new units
If you are looking to give your kitchen a full revamp, introducing bright, summery colours will obviously help to create a space that is truly ready for summer. However, if that’s a bit too bold for your taste and you prefer a more subtle and understated look, all is not lost.
The answer comes in all shapes and sizes of cabinet and gives a look that is ideal for summer but one that is timeless and fantastic all-year round: white.
White Gloss Acrylic Kitchen Units are far from the only option but they are a superb choice. Gloss white cabinet fronts will help to make the kitchen seem more spacious and will reflect natural light. White units will also serve as the perfect foil if you do want to add bolder colours elsewhere in the kitchen.
Get your kitchen in tip-top shape
A (very) late spring clean is another way of getting your kitchen in tip-top shape and ready for summer. A good clean and tidy and rotating crockery and appliances goes a long way. If you plan to entertain over the summer, take a look at The Great British Summer: Barbecue Ideas for Inside and Out for some great tips about utilising your kitchen to great effect for entertaining over the summer months.
So, you can see that there are plenty of ways to get your kitchen ready for summer. These are things you can do that won’t break the bank and are perfect for those on a tight budget. And if you are thinking of a kitchen revamp on a big or small scale, get in touch and we will help you to get the ideal summer look for your kitchen.