During the festive season, a kitchen is the most intense and hardest working room in the house. From cooking traditional recipes to experimenting with new trending ones, a kitchen has to go through it all. Our kitchen is also one of our most used living spaces and it's not just restricted to cooking alone. It plays a crucial role in helping us unwind after work, entertaining family and friends, or catching up with our loved ones over a nice traditional meal. This year the season brings a new hope and a cause of celebration around the world and it’s time to uplift the hardest working room of your home with a kitchen facelift. While you might have not through about it, your kitchen is a great place to add decorative yet functional elements such as modern tools and accessories that bring in style, aesthetics and innovation while being mindful and responsible especially ahead of the festive season.
Here are few quick ways to give the kitchen a facelift this season:
Clutter-Free Kitchen spaces - The festivities around the house would make it even more important for us to keep the kitchen clutter-free. From having guests over, or hosting a get together, no one would not want people to see a cluttered kitchen. The quickest way to transition from cluttered to clean is to start by tidying up your kitchen drawers. Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Expanding Utensil & Gadgets Organiser helps you with organising your messy cutlery and utensil drawer. Both sides of the tray can then be expanded either side to create even more storage space for larger utensils and also to fit your drawer perfectly.
If you have a Pinterest board of your favourite kitchens or when you browse through social media, you’ll see that most great-looking kitchens seem like they are barely used. The counters are totally clear, and you see no trace of appliances like toasters. The secret to a clutter-free kitchen is a space roller and pull-down shutters – they help you conceal everything you would like to keep out of sight that you might not require.
Kitchen tools as design elements - Maximise utilitarian purchases by investing in tools that serve a function and an aesthetic suiting your culture. Get a big chopping block / board set that’s colourful and edgy or a knife set that looks appealing and leave them in a corner of the counter as decor elements. Options like Richardson Sheffield Kyu 5 Piece Knife Block Set offered by thinKitchen™, is made from carefully selected materials, with intriguing textures that can give your kitchen Insta-worthy vibrance.
A vase can be the answer - Unpopular opinion, but there are always nooks in the kitchen we don’t know what to do with. Consider adding drama to these corners with a bold planter like such as KitchenCraft Ceramic Colour Block Planter or John Beswick Van Gogh Starry Night Vase. This gives you a healthy confluence of bold and chic.
Add in some cool storage jars - There is always that see through glass cabinet in the kitchen that gives away the secrets of your ways. Use this space to add colour and drama by filling up your staples in see through storage jars. This window cannister jar from Brabantia Matt Black Window Food Containers, 1.4 litre gives the space a neater yet chique look and the way you arrange them can be no less than a clever installation.
Clever lighting - Accents of light always give a space a glammed-up look and feel. Install some LED strips inside cabinets or over countertops to eliminate shadows and immediately make your kitchen look like it’s gone through an upgrade.
Add some great looking serve ware - Invest in some cool serve ware to give a luxe feel to the kitchen or the dining area. A colourful bowl, like Denby’s Imperial Blue bowl can make a world of difference to how you feel about cooking and eating or making dining experiences more memorable in order to serve your guests the freshly cooked traditional homemade recipes.