Your home may not be a million pound property, but you can still install a sense of luxury into it. Improving your kitchen is one way of doing this – it’s one of the easiest ways of adding value to your home. Here are just a few improvements in the kitchen that are certain to make it feel classier.
Add some light on the subject
A good kitchen needs to be well-lit. Many kitchens contain dark recesses that an overhead light, no matter how bright, cannot reach. For these poky and dingy areas, consider adding spot lighting.
To save money, you may be able to let in more natural light simply by selecting the right colours as well as making use of reflective surfaces. Consider applying glossy paint on cabinets and walls, as well as materials such as chrome and laminated wood.
Set it in stone
If you’ve got cheap plastic countertops, it could be worth upgrading them to a stone material such as marble or granite. You can even opt for a sink made of stone as found at companies such as Tap Warehouse. These stone materials can dramatically up the value of your home. Not all luxury stone materials are entirely practical – marble for instance is known for staining easily. You may be able to find artificial substitutes that look like the real thing whilst offering the stain-resistance and scratch-resistance.
Tap into new ideas
Taps have evolved a lot in recent years. If you’ve got old kitchen taps, it could be worth updating them for a modern design such as a pull-down tap. These can be directed like a shower head making washing up easier. You could even opt for a boiling water tap. Rather than using a kettle, these taps are able to instantly boil up hot water to put in your mug of tea or coffee – and are certain to make an impression on guests!
Get smart with tech
Homeowners are now embracing smart technology in their kitchens. This is technology which can be operated using your smartphone from any location. Smart refrigerators as provided by Samsung are able to scan the foods you have in your fridge to both prevent you having to make a shopping list as well as being able to notify when foods are past their expiry date. There are also smart ovens, smart kettles and smart washing machines on the market. Consider adding some of this tech in your home to make cooking and housework easier.
Soft-close drawers are the latest trend in homes – they cannot be slammed making less noise and posing less of a danger to fingers. You can upgrade your existing drawers easily simply by buying some soft-close drawer runners and adding to the sides.