This is the time of year where your kitchen begins to look a little tired, the Christmas decorations have come down and the house can often feel a little lifeless and in need of a little lift. All it takes to give your home a burst of character is a little time, effort and inspiration and you’re good to go! The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home and often described as the ‘heart of the home’, so giving it the character and updated décor it deserves will help keep your interiors bright and welcoming.

Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets make up a large area of your kitchen, therefore updating them can have a huge effect on the way your kitchen looks and feels as a whole. One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen cabinets is to give them a fresh lick of paint. Whether you go for the same colour or choose a completely new one, you can create a whole new look and instantly add life back to your cabinets. If re-painting the cabinets isn’t for you, another cheap yet effective option would be to invest in some replacement kitchen doors. Replacement kitchen doors are a great way of adding a brand-new style and colour to your kitchen without having to replace every unit.

Handles and Pulls

One of the quickest and cheapest updates you can make to your kitchen is switching up your handles and pulls. Small details like these can have a really positive impact on the overall look of your kitchen as well as giving your cupboards a whole new look. Stick with the theme your kitchen has been designed around, for example stainless steel would work really well in a kitchen with stainless steel appliances or faucets. Similarly, you may want to go for a certain shape dependant on the current décor.

Natural and Artificial Lighting

Whenever a room has a strong supply of lighting, whether it is natural or artificial, it instantly feels warm and welcoming. Lighting is one element that can make a huge difference to the feel of a room by simply changing the tone. Natural lighting is perfect for making a room feel open, spacious and bright, filling the space with a positive atmosphere. You then have artificial lighting, which is ideal when you want to control the mood or tone of the room, for example mood lighting enables you to change the brightness from high to low, dependant on your situation. By ensuring you have a sufficient amount of lighting, and the right kind, you can make your kitchen feel inviting and homely without having to spend much at all. Simply opening up your windows to allow natural light, or adding some lamps or mood lighting can make all the difference.

Sink and Faucets

The sink is often an area of the kitchen that only ever needs updating a few times throughout its lifetime. By replacing your sink, you’re able to create a new focal point that will switch up your interiors completely. If there’s no need for your sink to be changed, investing in a new faucet is a great way to make a bold statement with your décor. There are so many beautiful designs available from stainless steel, copper, rose gold and so on, that you can find the perfect faucet to suit the style of your kitchen perfectly.