The kitchen is a space for creativity, community, and everything tasteful. It's a room that many of us will spend our evenings in, cooking delicious meals with our favourite drink in hand and music playing softly in the background.
It's a room that we love and hate simultaneously because as soon as the relaxation of cooking a beautiful meal is over, the realisation that cleaning is to follow sets in.
Still, the room is one of the most loved in a home, and a stunning kitchen sets the intention for the rest of the home, with many people opting to renovate or redesign their kitchens this year.
We're going to look at the top-rated kitchen makeover inspiration. Whether you're looking to renovate your kitchen completely or make some minor changes that make a big difference, this is the article for you.
Small Changes That Make a Big Difference
Small changes tend to make a big difference, and one of the things you'll notice when researching kitchen makeovers is people crying out for the makeover to be on a budget.
So why invest in a full makeover when you can make small changes that make a big difference? Take flooring, for example. It's easy to remove old flooring without uprooting everything else in the kitchen, and one on-trend floor in 2023 is real oak. Oak flooring is typically expensive because of the price of oak, the time it takes to make it, and the cost of procuring it.
Cheaper and almost identical options, such as laminate flooring, create the desired aesthetic at a fraction of the cost. Switching to oak-look laminate floors is a small change that makes a big difference in a kitchen. You can find great deals at reliable stores like woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk.
Statement lighting is another on-trend feature that's easy to install without uprooting the entire kitchen. Overhead hanging lights are very much on trend, creating a bold feature that's easy to manipulate in the room.
Colours Have the Strongest Influence
Colours have the strongest influence throughout the home, not just in the kitchen, but the kitchen is where people tend to either be the most basic or the most creative with colour.
For example, Good Housekeeping gathered information from interior design experts that think blue and green kitchens are very much the kitchen you want in 2023.
According to design experts, blues and greens are a refreshing change that brings a pop of colour to an otherwise neutrally dominated room.
If you already have a white kitchen with white countertops, you can easily play with this colour – the contrast of blues and greens against white is the perfect match.
In contrast, other experts recommend people play with darker colours. One trend is black features against metal – either bronze or gold rather than silver.
This one is naturally harder to achieve and, for some people, would require a complete revamp of cupboards and surfaces.
Play With Stone Features
Stone is very much on-trend, and there's the expensive or the cheap way of playing with stone. Some people like to go for stone countertops and walls, but again, this might require a complete revamp of the kitchen to make that dream come true.
Instead, focus on stone features that are easy to install, like a backsplash. A mosaic stone backsplash that's beautifully handcrafted creates a piece of the kitchen to marvel at.
Many experts are calling for people to consider remaking their kitchens with sustainable items that stand the test of time. The issue with modern-day kitchens is they're much, not sustainable. Instead, new homes, for example, are built using plastic or other alternatives for the cupboards and cheaper synthetic materials that are helping them to sell more kitchens because they're at an affordable price.
If you're in the market for a complete kitchen makeover, research sustainable and natural materials like wood, stone, and steel that will create a kitchen that lasts a lifetime. Natural materials also have a beautiful aesthetic finish that synthetic materials can't match.
The more time you invest in your kitchen, the more time you'll want to spend in it. Whether sitting around the table with friends with the relaxing hue of the overhead lighting or cooking up a storm with your new stone splashback to marvel at, the kitchen should be a room you enjoy endlessly for years to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.