The sun has returned, the days are longer and the weather is warmer. Summer is on the horizon, and no room in the house deserves a summer makeover more than the kitchen – it’s where you’ll be preparing your tasty summer snacks and drinks, after all.
Luckily, it’s easier than it may seem to give your kitchen the summer feeling. And it doesn’t have to cost thousands! With a declutter, a few coats of paint and some brand new knobs and handles, you can turn your kitchen into the Instagrammable masterpiece you’ve always dreamed of.
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Move aside spring cleaning
The time for spring cleaning is officially over, but no one said anything about summer cleaning! When giving your kitchen a makeover, the best and easiest place to start is by decluttering. Go through your cupboards, throw out anything that’s been lurking at the back for far too long (or donate it to a food bank if it’s within the use by date), and give them a good clean. With the cupboards feeling like new, it’s time for the countertops.
Think back to the last time you cooked? Did it feel like you didn’t have enough surface space? Many of us have too many things on our countertops, so taking the time to declutter them is a task that will leave you (and your kitchen) feeling much better. Take a look at your countertops – what do you actually need on there? The toaster, kettle, microwave and fancy coffee machine can all stay, but does the blender you’ve used twice deserve to stay taking up your precious space? Appliances that you rarely use can be stored in cupboards, or taken to the charity shop if they really don’t get much use, which will give you a lot more room to cook, bake or unleash your inner mixologist.
A new colour for a new season
If the arrival of summer is making you crave some colour, why not start with the kitchen? A new colour can give your kitchen a whole new look that gives you that summer feeling all year round! If you’re a fan of bright, bold colours, why not try a turquoise or yellow? If you’re more into softer pastels, you could try a light pink or sage green. You might even want to try a combination of a vivid statement colour with more neutral ones to give a unique look to your kitchen.
Consider rearranging your furniture
If you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen with some furniture, consider rearranging it if you can to give the room a new look. If you don’t have any furniture in there, try moving some decorative items around. Add a houseplant, hang up some new artwork, get creative with your fridge magnets … even a small difference can make a room feel refreshed and ready for a new season.
Install some new handles
Everyone knows that the smallest details can make the biggest difference, and adding the perfect finishing touches to your kitchen cupboards and cabinets can give your kitchen a whole new look. There are so many styles to choose from, so it’s important to browse carefully and take your colours and the overall look you want to achieve into consideration.
If you love a sleek, contemporary style, the Athena collection could be a great fit! Delivering a subtle elegance to any setting, this collection will add a true statement of class to your kitchen. If you’ve got your heart set on something more traditional, how about the Romeo Martini collection? Available in a number of different sizes and finishes, these interior pieces are a stylish choice that will add unique character to anyone’s home!
Giving your kitchen the perfect summer feeling takes a little work, but it’s the perfect way to feel refreshed and enjoy your summer to the fullest! Make sure to browse our full range to gain some inspiration to create your perfect summer kitchen!