Over time, we all get tired of looking at the same design features, even if we picked them out ourselves. Nowhere is this truer than in the kitchen, since the kitchen is the heart of the home and the room where we spend so many waking hours.
That’s why it’s even more important to love the look of your kitchen, no matter where you live. In this article, we take a look at five of the most stylish options right now for kitchen makeovers in Adelaide.
Paint, Paint, and More Paint
A fresh coat of paint can truly transform a space, and perhaps this is even more the case in kitchens where there are so many surfaces to choose from. In addition, kitchens usually need new paint more frequently than other rooms, since they see so much more activity - everything from traffic, to smoke and grease, to water and moisture.
When choosing paint, make sure that it matches the rest of the house and fits your overall look. In addition, choose a type that can withstand the wear and tear of a kitchen.
Of course, painting the walls is an easy choice, but it can be just the beginning. Painting cabinets, especially if they’re made from high-quality wood, is a great and inexpensive way to revitalise a kitchen. Depending on the materials, you can also paint the floors or countertops. Even an accent wall or the ceiling are great places to add a pop of colour.
Replace One Major Feature
Another option for kitchen makeovers in Adelaide is to choose one part of your kitchen and completely re-do just that. For example, you could choose to buy all new high-end appliances: a refrigerator, stove, range, dishwasher, even a new microwave and hood. This is a particularly great option for the home chef whose cooking will be transformed by this equipment.
Alternatively, splurge on beautiful granite or marble countertops. No one will notice older cabinets next to such a stunning workspace.
Flooring is another way to revitalise your space. Many companies offer great deals on flooring when you re-do more than one room, so if other spaces in your home are also in need of a facelift, look into this option further.
Finally, new cabinets are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, especially if you have old or builder-grade cabinets in your kitchen now.
If you’re on a budget, focusing on accents might be a great way to give your Adelaide kitchen an inexpensive makeover. Replace the hardware, especially drawer and cabinet pulls. Silver is very stylish right now. In addition, add or replace your backsplash with a simple tile design. Subway tiles are especially in.
Another popular trend is open shelving. The utilitarian look is wonderful in small spaces especially.
One element that is sometimes overlooked in kitchen renovations is lighting, but new lighting, even by itself, can do wonders. It is also very cost-effective.
Mix and match different styles of lighting and include one or two wow-factor pieces, such as pendant lights or even a chandelier. Also, lighting underneath cabinets is both wonderfully useful and aesthetically pleasing. Add a dimmer for parties or quiet dinners at home.
Finally, LED lighting is not only modern, but also it is eco-friendly and saves money.
Design Dreams: A Complete Kitchen Renovation
Get new cabinets, add an island, change out the countertops, and fresh paint, maybe even new floors and appliances. If you’re going to do a kitchen renovation in Adelaide, why not go all-in? It certainly costs money up front, but it can also add tremendous value to your home.
Contrast is very popular in kitchens right now. Choose light countertops against dark wood-stained cabinets, or white cabinets with more colourful counters.
For a sleek and sophisticated look, choose solid countertops, or for a more modern style, choose honed granite. Either way, contrast the counters with the cabinets and even the floors.
Whether you decide on a complete kitchen renovation in Adelaide or a makeover by other, simpler means, just make sure that you love whatever you choose. Remember, you’ll have to look at it for a long time. To find the right kitchen design for your home, speak to the professionals at Style Group Renovations! We have over 20 years of experience in kitchen renovations across South Australia. Contact us today.