Are you looking for ways to improve the look, feel and functionality of your kitchen? This spring, you can do just that by trying out one of these seven unique kitchen ideas.
Consider a change of theme
One of the best ways to reimagine your kitchen this spring is to consider a change of theme. This is the perfect solution for homeowners and families looking to give their kitchen a new look, without necessarily having to renovate the space entirely. Through a fresh coat of paint and the addition of a few new accents, you can turn a coastal kitchen into a modern one, rustic to cottage style… whatever you want!
Turn your breakfast nook into a full-sized pantry
To improve your kitchen’s functionality and storage space—something you can never have enough of—you might decide to turn your breakfast nook into a full-sized pantry. While some homeowners (especially those who entertain frequently or have big families) desire having two separate places to sit down and eat at, it’s not a “must” for everyone. If you value storage space and organization over an extra place to eat, you can turn your current nook into a large, easy-access pantry.
Switch up your seating
Take some time to rethink your kitchen seating and decide if a new option would serve you and your family better. Switching several bar stools for one long bench, for example, can streamline your kitchen furniture and make cleanup a little easier. You might also choose to replace the hard wood chairs in your breakfast nook with a softer, more comfortable seat. It’s up to you!
Say goodbye to your upper cabinets
We’ve seen more and more kitchens eliminating their upper cabinets altogether—and while this arrangement may not work for everyone, it is certainly an option to consider for those looking to brighten up their kitchen space in a unique way. You can take the plunge by eliminating unnecessary kitchen items and improving other means of storage (for example, hanging up pots or adding more efficient organizers to your current drawers and lower cabinets).
Decorate your kitchen with art
The kitchen may not be seen as the best spot for decorations and wall art—but why not? Just because the kitchen is a functional space doesn’t mean it has to be bare and undecorated. Add some flair to your kitchen walls by hanging up your favorite pieces of wall art… or by making your own! You might decide to frame a favorite set of tea towels for a one-of-a-kind look, for example.
Put your kitchen island on casters
For homeowners who are always entertaining, flexibility and functionality are key. This is why a moveable kitchen island—portable via rolling casters—can serve you and your family so well. This type of island can be moved from the kitchen to your dining room to your living space, if need be, and can house a number of pots, plates and extra kitchen supplies.
Use chalkboard paint and eliminate the need for shopping lists
For a fun and effective way to breathe new life into your kitchen, turn to chalkboard paint! This paint can turn any surface—such as a wall or pantry door—into a chalkboard perfect for jotting down grocery lists or sharing your schedule with family.
We hope that our kitchen ideas help you achieve the kitchen that works best for your home and family!