The First Bite is With The Eye: 6 Tips For a More Stylish Kitchen


Are you planning a kitchen renovation, or simply just looking to inject some spice into your existing home kitchen? Well, you’re in the right place. Most of us dream of a fantasy kitchen but often neglect that dream and settle for admiring kitchens in magazines or showrooms. Well, the time has come to make your dream a reality. In today’s article, we have a look at 6 expert tips that will help you transform your kitchen into the one you have always dreamt of. So get ready to chase your dreams and read on to find out more!

  1. Choose Stylish Appliances

People often underestimate how much appliances really can affect the overall kitchen aesthetic. Have you ever gawked at kitchen showrooms or magazines, looking in awe at how every element of the kitchen just seems to come together seamlessly? One of the things you’ll notice is that dream kitchens often have stylish looking appliances that just add that final touch of regality to any home kitchen. One of the best, and arguably easiest ways of injecting style into your kitchen is to purchase quality appliances that don’t just function well but also look amazing. Brands such as KitchenAid offer up a whole host of various kitchen appliances that you can purchase in matching colours that complement your kitchen design. Your dream kitchen is but just a few colourful appliances away! 

  1. Light It Up

Good lighting is a crucial factor when it comes to interior decor. Ideally, every room in the home should be well lit in order to maximise the potential of the space. The kitchen is one of the rooms in the home which is used most often, which only makes sense as to why lighting is such an important component. When designing your dream kitchen pay attention to increasing natural light whilst at the same time investing in modern lighting fixtures that can come together to create a fresh, bright and vibrant space. Don’t stop there, though… In order to compliment your lighting, we highly recommend choosing bright (or even reflective) backsplashes and surfaces that will truly allow your kitchen to glow. 

  1. Keep Clutter At Bay

Clutter is the antithesis of style, which is why it is important to hone in on your organisation skills in check when it comes to your home kitchen. Are there items strewn all over your countertop? Perhaps you have stacks of plastic boxes or random ingredients hanging out all around your space. One of the easiest ways to add a touch of class and style to your kitchen is to look towards smart storage solutions. In 2020, there are a plethora of stylish storage options that you can look into. Some popular ones include hidden cabinet spice racks, magnetic knife racks and floating shelves. 

  1. Rip The Counters Out

This one’s for those who are willing to spend a little time, money and effort to transform the kitchen space. One of the best ways to truly give the kitchen a makeover is to rip existing old counters out and replace them with sleek and trendy surfaces such as granite, marble or natural stone. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference new countertops make in your kitchen, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them for so long! 

  1. Welcome An Island Into Your Space

Most stand-out kitchens have one thing in common: a kitchen island. Aside from looking Hollywood chic, kitchen islands offer you extra storage, preparation and dining space. Most kitchen islands often come with drawers or cabinets installed, allowing you to keep items such as cutting boards, cleaning products and dishware out of sight. Kitchen islands also add a focal point to your space, and can easily be accessorised with fresh flowers, candles and other accessories that will turn your space from drab to fab! 

  1. Don’t Skimp On Accessories

Just like how accessories pull an outfit together, accessorizing your kitchen is the final touch you can add to make your dream kitchen a reality. We recommend opting for stylish additions such as cookbooks, big wall clocks, fresh flowers and fresh herbs. You could even take it one notch higher with a pretty cake dome, gorgeous matching canisters of sugar, tea and coffee or even incorporate some artwork onto shelving and walls. Go crazy with accessories, but always remember to keep them to moderation. Too many accessories can quickly turn into clutter, so always beware!

Your dream kitchen doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars or months of renovation. In fact, by following a few of these tips and pointers, you’ll find that turning your kitchen into a stylish and modern space is easier than you ever expected!