With all this extra time I’ve been spending at home, I keep finding things in my kitchen that frustrate me. I love my kitchen, y’all, but sometimes I just get frustrated with some of its aspects. I think the kitchen is just about the best room in a home to update because every member of the family uses it and spends a good amount of time there. Check out these three noninvasive ways to update your kitchen.
Replace boring lights with exciting ones
Replacing the builder-grade overhead lighting in my house with recessed lighting and a funky chandelier was one of the best decisions I made for my home. My kitchen used to have ugly bubble lights with a tacky layer of metallic gold trim in a house that was otherwise accented with silver. I went with a silver chandelier that made the kitchen feel connected to the rest of the house and gave my home a sense of cohesion. It made the kitchen look brand-new and modern while improving visibility. It’s truly amazing what replacing the lights in your kitchen can do for the room.
Get a fun backsplash
Replacing or adding a backsplash isn’t as cumbersome and costly as it sounds. My kitchen didn’t originally have a backsplash, and I wasn’t quite ready to invest in one, so I got backsplash tile stickers that I was able to apply myself in only a few hours. Now my kitchen fits my champagne style, and it didn’t break the bank! Go with a fun pattern or a bold accent color to eventuate the vibrance of your kitchen. It can even brighten up the whole room a bit.
Invest in new window treatments
Investing in new window treatments for your kitchen can make the room feel more modern and up to date. Basic slat shades covered my kitchen windows until I decided to move toward a more stylish look. I went with a brightly colored roller shade to give my kitchen a little pop. This was a pretty simple project that only took one day of professional installation. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing kitchen window treatments: you’ll want to consider privacy, natural light, and the overall feel of the room when you’re choosing your new treatments.