Reading Time: 4 minutes Taking on home projects is no easy task, especially if doing handy work isn’t your forte. From picking out paint to finding the perfect piece of furniture, there is a lot of planning involved in revamping a room. To ensure that each décor piece in your kitchen plays a vital role in creating a comfortable and stylish environment, we’ve put together a list of things you should consider before redecorating.
Open-Concept Shelves Don’t Work for EveryoneWhile the new trend of “open shelves” looks flawless on Pinterest, it may not necessarily work for your kitchen. If you have a minimal number of dishes, mugs, and glasses, open shelving can add a unique touch to your space. However, if you have mismatching plates, it can cause your kitchen to look cluttered and disorganized. If you’re leaning towards open-concept shelves, we recommend decorating with succulents or cookbooks to add a personal touch.
Your Faucet Says More Than You ThinkWhile you may assume that no one notices the way your kitchen faucet looks, our years of experience in the design industry have taught us to not overlook the power that your faucet can have over the theme of your kitchen. From sleek and thin to rustic and bold, there are a wide variety of faucets that one can choose from. Though the choices might seem overwhelming, we recommend planning out other details of your kitchen first, such as your cabinet handles. Ensuring everything matches will help establish a clear style in your space.
Feature Walls Can Be OverpoweringThere are many circumstances where adding a feature wall is beneficial. While we think that living rooms and bedrooms look great with a feature wall, the kitchen can easily be overpowered by one. A kitchen often requires many appliances, machines, utensils and more, meaning that there is typically a wide range of products on the countertops in addition to an oven, stove and fridge. Having a bold feature wall can take away from the overall atmosphere of your kitchen. If you’re thinking of adding a feature wall, try and stay towards subtle colours or patterns so that it complements the rest of your kitchen.
New Countertops Make A Dramatic DifferenceIf you’re looking for a way to completely change your kitchen, we recommend picking out new countertops. From wood to marble to granite, there are seemingly endless options when it comes to countertop styles. A few of our favourites that never go out of style are:
- White Marble
- Light Grey Granite
- Black Walnut Wood
Your Cabinets Say A Lot About Your KitchenIn an average kitchen, cabinets are the main focal point because they are pretty much everywhere. Many people see cabinets as an obstacle, as their initial thought is to replace them. Unless you’re tearing down your entire kitchen and starting from scratch, it’s unnecessary to tear apart your cabinets. While you may be tired of the way they look, you can apply a fresh coat of paint and also different handles that will mimic the appearance of “new” cabinets.
Practical Can Also Be DecorativeThere are many items in a kitchen that are needed purely for practicality. However, you can double those items as décor pieces if you do enough research. A few items to consider are:
- Stacked wine bottle racks: They are an effective way to have a separate space for your bottles while also adding a unique touch to your wall or countertop.
- Bar stools: If you have a kitchen island, then you can’t go wrong with bar stools. Though they might be needed for having guests over, they can also be a way to show off your personal style.
- Vases: Though they might seem to be more on the decorative side, vases don’t only have to just be a holding pot for flowers- they can also be used to store cooking utensils and large fruits.