Daydreaming about the kitchen you would design can be fun, but actually doing it is a a lot of money and effort — meaning that it is not in the cards for everyone at this moment in time. Making doable changes that positively impact your quality of life is a worthwhile goal, even if it isn’t a brand new kitchen. There are ways to refresh your kitchen to make it a space you will love.
Starting off with a clean slate is the best way to start any project, big or small. To see your kitchen in positive light, start off with a deep clean. Do not stop once it is clean however. Take this opportunity to get rid of clutter. Broken appliances, duplicates of things that you do not need etc. Make the effort to keep your counters clean, with only a few of the daily items you use out.
Personalize the space
Now that your space is clean and clutter free, it is time to add a touch of “you”. This is as simple as a new piece of art, new ceramic containers, or a new plant for your windowsill. (I recently bought an Easter Island Head planter for my windowsill, it makes me smile every day) If this isn’t enough, and you feel up to it, try adding a new paint color. Also, a DIY Herb Garden, or swapping out some cushion covers will add the extra pep to your step!
Replace overhead lights
Replacing overhead lighting is fairly simple and straight forward, but it can completely change the feeling of the space. Proper lighting will make the space feel light, bright, and will make spending time in there more appealing.
Add storage solutions
Add cute woven baskets onto a shelf, under an open prep space, or just on the counter. Extra storage is never a bad thing, but a way to keep things organized and fashionable can make a kitchen feel new and you may just fall in love all over again.
Appreciate what you already have
Day dreaming can be fun and a great pass time, but there is something special about accepting things as they are. If we pick apart our lives, there will always be something more we want to change. There is no reason to keep a negative mindset in life. If you find yourself getting frustrated with the way things are, stop, and find the things you love. Whether this is in your kitchen, or your life, positivity is the key to loving and appreciating the things you already have!