One of the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is that many of us have now got more time on our hands. Suddenly, we have the time to do those jobs around the house that we keep putting off. The weather has picked up recently too. Our thoughts have turned to warmer, happier times. All in all, there’s probably never been a better time to give your kitchen a makeover for the summer.
Here are some ideas for how to go about it.
Give your kitchen a makeover: Change the walls
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to give your kitchen a makeover. The even better news is that you can do it, no matter what your budget is.
One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a summer makeover is simply to change the colour of the walls. Bright summery colours, such as yellow – or pastels – will brighten up any space. What’s more, it makes a big difference without costing too much at all. Even the more creative you get, such as opting for wallpaper rather than paint, or creating a statement wall with a floral design, won’t break the bank.
Give your kitchen a makeover – Add a splash of colour
Another way to give your kitchen a makeover inexpensively is to add a pop of colour. Accessories and soft furnishings, in gold or pastel colours, for example, are a great way of creating a summery feel. Cushions and tablecloths in light and bright colours refresh any space. Similarly, coloured blinds can revitalise a kitchen. Don’t forget, fresh flowers are always a winner – adding colour and the scent of summer.
Summer makeover – Sort out your storage solutions
The modern-day kitchen is much more than a place used to prepare meals. The kitchen is now the social hub of the home. In itself, it’s not a particularly ground-breaking trend but most homeowners are looking for smarter storage solutions in the kitchen these days. One thing’s for sure, you’re not short of options when it comes to sorting out your storage in the kitchen.
There’s no better way to create a summery brighter feel than to declutter the kitchen. From kitchen islands to cabinets to open shelving or corner units, your options are virtually limitless.
Get colourful with kitchen cabinets
Two colours, particularly, work brilliantly if you want to want to refresh the walls and colour scheme of the kitchen. Yellow and turquoise are the pick of the colours for a summer-inspired kitchen, all year round.
Revamping your kitchen cabinets is another great option – firstly, as a way of revitalising the kitchen space; and, secondly, to create a lovely summery makeover feel. There used to be a time when natural wood cabinets were the most popular choice in many homes. This isn’t the case any longer.
Put simply, one of the most effective ways to give your kitchen a makeover is to refresh your cabinets.
Blues, whites and greys
Bright, light and white have been the watchwords of kitchen design for decades. And, white isn’t going anywhere soon. White always feels modern and sleek. Not only that, white both brightens and opens up a space. Plus, white goes with any other colour and pretty much any design style.
But, for some, white comes across as a little bit clean and clinical. An increasingly popular colour option is grey. It gives a kitchen the refresh and makeover that sometimes feels so important. Not only that, it’s a neutral and versatile colour choice.
Another popular choice is blue – particularly grey/blue kitchen cabinets. Blues offer more warmth than the starkness of whites. It’s homely, bright and creates a welcoming feel for summer.
There’s also a trend towards rawer and industrial looks. Many people are striving for a more natural and minimalist look for the kitchen area. Light woods, unstained surfaces and butcher block countertops are all fashionable at the moment.
There’s no time like the present
Given the current unusual circumstances we find ourselves in, there’s really no time like the present when it comes to giving your kitchen a makeover ready for the summer. As you can see, even if a completely brand new kitchen isn’t a viable option right now, you still have several options. There are plenty of ideas that you could use to give your kitchen a real facelift and a freshening up in time for summer, that don’t cost a pretty penny.
From a fresh lick of paint, some carefully chosen and colour coordinated new soft furnishings, to buying kitchen replacement doors, there’s always a way to freshen up the look of your kitchen. Get in touch with the Kitchen Warehouse team to have a chat about your needs.