The living room is where you relax, the bedroom and bathroom are crucial and necessary, but, for many, it is the kitchen that is the heart of the home. The place full of pleasant smells, a place to enjoy mealtimes, the place where you drink coffee and gossip with friends and share your family news stories of the day. A happy place.
But kitchens also have their fair share of wear and tear. Being the room that is the heart of the home means that it can look a little bit tired compared to the other rooms in your house. If you are looking at giving your kitchen a bit of a makeover this Autumn, here are a few ideas that can improve the general look of the kitchen without you resorting to ripping everything out and starting again.
Change those worktops
Beautiful kitchen worktops can change the look of your whole kitchen. Unless your kitchen has been covered completely with worktop savers, worktops show all the signs of wear and tear in a kitchen, from scorch marks, to kitchen knife dents to stains and scratches, so new surfaces can make a real difference. A luxury choice are Quartz Kitchen worktops that are elegant and beautiful to look at, but are also stain and shock resistant, giving you years of service from your surface. Another lovely choice is to opt for a corian worktop which is both stylish and hard wearing, perfect in a family kitchen.
A lick of paint…
Changing all your kitchen units can be very costly, so grab your paintbrush and spruce them up. Shabby chic style is still very popular and something you can do yourself, or you could paint your units a sparkling white, which would definitely make your kitchen look fresher and cleaner. You could also look at changing the knobs on doors and drawers which again is a cheap and affordable, but also effective way to make your kitchen look new.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Cheap and cheerful accessories can also help you to improve the look of your kitchen. Stores like Home Bargains and Poundland sell some really stylish kitchenware, including canisters, condiment jars, knife blocks, aprons and tea towels that can help you create a whole new image for your kitchen, from black and white minimalism, chintzy 1950s pastels, to fire warning red that will jazz up even the plainest of kitchens.
This Autumn is definitely the right time to give some tender loving care to the heart of the home. Your kitchen deserves some attention, so why not give it a makeover?