» Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Kitchen Design | 0 comments

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the home, if not the most important. Every member of the family visits the kitchen at least once in the day and often on multiple occasions. The family meals are all prepared within the kitchen area and if a family is blessed with a large kitchen space then meals may be eaten as a family together.

It is for these reasons that every homeowner wants a kitchen that is not only practical but a pleasure to be in also. Many homeowners feel that age has taken its toll on their kitchen, leaving it tired and in need of renovating. Thus, it is no surprise that the kitchen is one of the most frequently renovated rooms of the home.


Small Changes that Make a Big Difference

In this current economic climate it is not always possible to replace an entire kitchen, meaning that new ways must be sought to revitalise a kitchen whilst on a budget. One way in which to do this is by investing in flooring. Updating your kitchen floor will not cost as much as remodelling the entire kitchen but it can make a massive difference to the appearance and ambience of the room. Changing the flooring within the kitchen is one of the simplest and easiest ways to make a big difference to the space.

Why not consider tiled flooring? Not only are tiles highly sought after in a kitchen and thus may increase the market value of a home but they’re also wonderfully practical for use within a kitchen setting. They are easy to clean and can even retain the heat produced when cooking and from heating the home.

Small changes within the kitchen can make a big difference. For instance, the windows within the kitchen are often overlooked and yet these can easily be made to look beautiful.

Replacing curtains with window blinds, placing flowers on the window sill or even giving the windows a good clean can make a world of difference.

Another easy way to jazz up the kitchen is by changing the colour of kitchen appliances. Similarly, changing the cutlery or the tea, coffee, sugar and biscuit tins will instantly alter the atmosphere in any kitchen.

Change the Appearance of Cabinets

One of the most cost-efficient and simple ways in which to revitalise a kitchen is by altering the appearance of the cabinets. These take up a great deal of space in the kitchen and changing the colour or finish of cabinets will make an immediate difference. This can be done by sanding down the cabinet doors and then staining them a different colour entirely.

This article was written by Crispin Jones on behalf of Stormclad, experts in supplying and installing high quality windows in Nottingham. For more articles from Stormclad, visit their blog.