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April showers bring kitchen renovations: ideas for updating your space

"April showers bring May flowers," as the saying goes, reminding us that after the rain comes renewal. So, what better time for some kitchen updates to brighten up your home?

A few simple changes can make a big difference, making your kitchen feel new and lively. Let's explore some easy ideas to refresh your space this spring.

1. The transformative power of paint

One of the simplest yet most impactful kitchen updates is a fresh coat of paint. As a designer, I've seen time and again how the right colours can completely transform a space. Bright, uplifting hues not only bring a sense of joy and energy to your kitchen but also enhance the feeling of space by reflecting more light.

2. The impact of updated hardware

It's often the smallest changes that make the most significant impact. Updating the hardware in your kitchen, such as cabinet knobs and drawer pulls, is a quick and cost-effective way to add a touch of modern elegance to your space. The right hardware can serve as the kitchen updates that pull your entire kitchen design together.

3. Maximising natural light

As a designer, I cannot overstate the importance of natural light in transforming the heart of your home. There are several ways to amplify the natural light in your kitchen.

Consider opting for lighter window treatments that allow more sunlight to pour in. Another favourite trick of mine is to install reflective backsplashes. These not only serve a practical purpose but also bounce light around the room, creating a brighter, airier feel.

4. Open shelving and storage solutions

Open shelving is a way to open up your kitchen space and add a personal touch. It’s one of the kitchen updates that offers a perfect platform to display your beautiful kitchenware, cookbooks, or even a collection of plants, making your kitchen feel more personal and lived-in. Besides, it can make everything you need more accessible while cooking.

5. Incorporate greenery

Bringing a bit of the outdoors inside has always been one of my favourite ways to enhance a kitchen's atmosphere. Indoor plants or a small herb garden not only add a vibrant touch of greenery but also improve the air quality, making your kitchen feel fresher and more alive. Whether it's a windowsill lined with aromatic herbs or a few well-placed houseplants, the addition of greenery can transform your kitchen into a more inviting, serene space.

6. Update your lighting

Lighting sets the mood for your entire kitchen. A well-thought-out lighting refresh can bring a contemporary vibe to your space without a hefty price tag. Consider the sleek elegance of pendant lights dangling over your island or peninsula, not only do they illuminate your workspace, but they also serve as a stylish focal point.

Your kitchen reimagined

Even the smallest kitchen updates can transform the heart of your home into a space that's not only functional, but one that is also truly your own. From a fresh coat of paint to the addition of lively greenery, each change brings a new layer of warmth and personality to your kitchen.


Need help designing your dream kitchen?

emmaAs a kitchen designer, I love creating a stunning space where life is easy and memories are made! If your kitchen needs upgrading, modernising or a complete renovation, let’s have a conversation and see what you could do with your space.

A new kitchen with a specialist design is more cost-effective than you may think – just get in touch with us today for a free in-store kitchen design consultation and we’ll show you how.

Emma Reed – Kitchen designer – 01792 712000


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