5 Pieces of Simple Kitchen Renovation Advice
September 21, 2022
As autumn approaches you may be thinking of spending more time in the kitchen (and inside in general), so why not take the opportunity to renovate this precious family space? Step forward 5 pieces of simple kitchen renovation advice.
You may also be wondering just where to start. Don’t worry, this week’s blog from Blind Technique outlines 5 pieces of simple kitchen renovation advice you can consider to get you started on this project.
First things first – clean and declutter your space so you have a blank canvas to work from. As you clean and freshen up you space, reconsidering the layout of the kitchen as a roomy place to cook, eat and socialise is key. Create a warm and welcoming place to be for everyone. Our top 5 pieces of simple kitchen renovation advice include:
On the same theme as How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget, if there is budget sensitivity then think free, second-hand, sales, retail price and then investment spend. It is a sliding scale of priorities depending on how important the piece is within your overall design scheme. Think features, pops of personality and priceless personal touches such as new kitchen cupboard handles, replacement worktops or artwork as helpful yet simple kitchen renovation advice.
Paint with purpose
Once you have a blank canvas, consider keeping it that way. Paint can be much cheaper than wallpaper and a neutral colour palette can create an easy to maintain backdrop. Refreshing it with accessories or other accent pieces of your choice can keep it up to date.
Savvy storage and strategic shelving
Floor to ceiling storage maximises your space and maintains the clean lines you aspire to in a busy home kitchen. Open shelving can offer you the chance to display key kitchenware, art or ornaments which add accents to your chosen kitchen design. Well-placed vases of flowers and foliage or statement plants add to the impression that you are creating a living and breathing, vibrant creative space at home.
The feature window or the feature wall – or both
Think of your kitchen renovation advice as one which speaks to a rolling project – you don’t have to do everything at once! If working to a budget, think features rather than comprehensive re-decoration. Try a feature window with the investment of a custom blind as the hero product to your chosen colour scheme. Try a feature wall using a luxurious wallpaper which can frame your chosen window dressing and so create a more dramatic, double impact.
Roller Blinds and/or Roman Blinds with a layered look of made to measure curtains offer you the expanse of material you may need to wow your family, friends and visitors, alike. Alternatively try a freshly tiled cooker splashback in a bold colour as your feature wall idea with a choice of a Duo-Vision Blind, perhaps in a subtle tone to compliment it.
Balance trends with the timeless
For your pots and pans on display consider stainless steel, chrome and ceramic. Choose neutrals which can shine to offer you that newly renovated feeling. Trends are exactly what you expect, they come, and they go so offer a nod to them if you wish but try not to make them the centrepiece of your design as you may find yourself constantly updating every season. Such a situation could prove too expensive a habit to maintain. Strategically placed lighting – overhead and floor lamps – can offer you a sense of refresh and reflection, highlighting your key pieces even more.
The best piece of kitchen renovation advice we can offer – trust Blind Technique
If you are still not sure on your plans or you wish to articulate your thoughts with an expert, then consult Blind Technique. Sometimes, the window blind of your choice for the kitchen can offer you the inspiration to find all the finishing touches you need, once it is in pride of place as you can visualise the end result of what it is you are trying to achieve, so much more clearly.