The kitchen is known best as the heart of the home, but it is a place where people play it safe and simple when designing. And that is good for a couple of reasons because if you make it to trendy it will look outdated when a new trend comes, but there are really chic upgrades that will make your kitchen look luxurious and raise the value of your home.
Get New Lighting
Every room in your home needs to have a focal point. A great focal point that will make your kitchen look more luxurious is by adding a light that has little pendants on it or a modern chandelier. The glass pendants will reflect the light in a really calming a beautiful way and this option is really versatile and not too expensive. If you are into more ambient lighting you can add sconces above your open shelves. They are easy to install and it will make your kitchen look luxurious.
Upgrade the Hardware
Changing out your hardware is always a good upgrade, it will enhance your space and make it look more put together and chic. All you need to do is find the hardware that you like and ones that will make your kitchen look complete and put together. There are so many options that you can choose from that won’t dry out your wallet.
Because you can really use normal home decor for your kitchen, you can add some little things to make your kitchen feel more luxurious. Add small things like woven trays, wooden cutting boards and little knick-knacks that won’t get in the way in a kitchen. Growing plants is also a great way of making it feel chicer.
Repaint Your Cabinets
The fastest and best way you can make your kitchen look chic is by simply repainting the cabinets. This is the best way to add a personal touch to your kitchen. A great way that will give off a luxurious vibe is by going with colors like pale green or Robin egg blue or cream color. Pick the one that goes best with everything that you already have in the kitchen. If you are a little more adventurous and modern, you can go with black and white with metal accents.
Add Rustic Elements
Adding rustic elements will instantly provide character to your kitchen. You can replace kitchen doors with sliding barn doors, hang copper pots from your ceiling or add antique wooden stools. If you don’t have upper cabinets you can install timber shelves with metal brackets and store your everyday dishes.
Paint Your Floor
If you have timber floors and they aren’t in good shape, instead of having to re-do your whole floor you can try painting them. Go for blue or pale grey colors so it doesn’t show that much dirt on them as it would if you painted them white. If you want to go all-in, you can do stencil designs on the floor.
Add New Appliances
The best way you can make your kitchen look chic is by adding one statement stainless steel appliance that will act as a focal point. There are many options you can go with like a good quality ice maker, a coffee machine or a large refrigerator. It all depends on what your needs are, so don’t invest in something that you won’t use.
Remove the Cabinet Doors
If you have kids or just don’t want to have glass doors but you want to have your space look more open and fancy you can just remove all the cabinet doors. All you need to do is unscrew them and put them away somewhere so if someday you decide to put them back, you don’t have to buy new ones.
Get New Dishes
Open shelves and cabinets are a great way to make an artsy display of your nice dishes. Put classic white dishes and clear crystal-like glasses in front or you can create a fun and colorful display if you have mismatch colorful happy cups and dishes.
The most important thing you need to do when you are upgrading your kitchen is to do it according to your taste. It is your kitchen and you need to like it because it is the heart of your home.
Mia Ackerson is a Melbourne-based writer. She Loves writing about home decorations, home improvements, and her personal experiences. She’s also interested in reading books, movies, music, baking, and gardening. You can follow her on twitter.