There is nothing quite so ugly as a dull, dim kitchen that doesn’t make you feel happy to be at home. Your kitchen has to make you feel comfortable, sociable and inspired to spend time in it and sometimes that requires a facelift like no other! You can always transform a dull and boring kitchen into one that’s complemented by others and gives others the desire to spend time in it. You want to spend time in it yourself, too, and that means knowing how to upgrade it to look great.
Kitchens should be bright when cooking, dim when socializing, solid in their backsplashes and have immaculate vinyl flooring that allows you to shine it up like a new penny. It should be a space to admire, to enjoy and to embolden yourself. The good thing is that whether you are doing it for curb appeal or you’re doing it to impress yourself, there are plenty of upgrades that you can make in your home. Let’s take a look at the…
4 Practical Kitchen Upgrades You Need!
- Replace the backsplash. The backsplash behind the sink and the oven can make a huge difference to the way in which the whole room looks. When you swap out a tired old white backsplash with a funky color, a new pattern or a change in tile pattern, you will find that the room is instantly transformed. It’s practical to have a backsplash for both the sink and the oven top, and replacing the backsplash with a durable tile that is stronger than other types is going to change the game.
- Flooring. We talked already about having vinyl flooring in your kitchen, but there is a reason for it. The floor is the sleek feature of your kitchen that you will find is going to catch the eye. You don’t want carpet in a place where you cook, and you need something easy to clean, too. Unpolished hardwood is the least practical flooring type, up there with carpet, but more than that, you want to have a floor that is easy to walk on, easy to sweep and easy to mop. Waterproof is also a must, too, as you want to be able to clean it effectively.
- Refrigerator. Cleaning out the refrigerator is a weekly chore, but replacing it entirely is an upgrade you need. You can make a huge difference to your kitchen space if you have a newly upgraded and sleek refrigerator to work with. You can keep the interior cool while you reduce your energy costs at the same time. This upgrade not only benefits you, but the rest of the world, too.
- Lighting. The lighting in your kitchen should enable you to see while you are cooking and cleaning, and it should make you feel as if you can sit and be sociable while you are also concentrating on the meal you are cooking. Not too bright, not too dark, and there should already be a lot of natural light. Upgrading your lighting to LED bulbs and getting rid of the strip lights will make a huge difference.