How To Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive
We all have our dream kitchen. Whether that kitchen has wide-open windows for plenty of natural light, an under the counter beverage cooler, or even one of those motion sensor faucets. No matter what your kitchen dream is, kitchen remodeling can be expensive. Instead of shelling out money on expensive remodels, there are things that you can do that are relatively affordable that can make your kitchen look like something out of a magazine! In this blog post, we will be discussing some of our favorite ways that you can spice up your kitchen to make it look and feel more luxurious. Keep reading to learn more!
Before we start, making your kitchen look more expensive doesn’t actually have to be expensive. There are so many affordable ways that you can spruce up your already existing space without breaking the bank. One great way to finance your new endeavor is to use the money you may have received in your tax return.
Declutter Your Kitchen
If you’ve ever looked at a home design magazine or seen images of expensive homes online, you’ll notice that all of these spaces are basically clutter-free. Of course, when these photos are taken it’s doubtful that anyone is actually living in them but that open space and simplicity gives a sense of luxury.
This is a perfect step for you to do, especially with the New Year upon us. Before you start on anything, go through everything you have in your kitchen and decide what you need and what you don’t need. If you’ve lived in one space for a while, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of things. A good rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used it in the last year, you’re probably not going to use it again. Whether that be the old french press you had in college or that panini maker you haven’t even taken out of the box, it’s time to say goodbye! You can donate these gently used items or if they’re still in great shape, see if a friend or relative wants them! If you have mismatched sets of plates or cups, cleaning these out and keeping only one or two matching sets can also help declutter your cabinets.
Once you’ve gone through everything, you’re probably going to have more cabinet space which can be used to hold the kitchen items that you do use. So, clear off that counter space!
Choose A Color Palette
If you’re looking to update your kitchen space with a more expensive and luxurious feel, find a color palette and stick to it. Simple neutral colors like white, silver, light gray, champagne, and cream can add a very elegant touch while still keeping a light and airy feel to your space. Darker colors tend to not be as popular of a choice but can still work in this setting too! Once you’ve chosen a color, stick with it. Try and make sure everything matches with subtle hints of color. These hints can be from plants, statement dishes, or other areas of focus. Once you have those determined, try experimenting with various textures of that same shade too. If you have light granite countertops, match your cabinets with wood of the same color. You can easily experiment with different textures and patterns while still adhering to the same color pallet. This will allow your kitchen to look more put together, personalized, and higher-end.
Accessorize Your Kitchen
You may be confused because we just recommended that you clear off your counters. However, clearing your kitchen counters of coffee makers and toasters is different from an actual home decor accessory. When looking to accessorize your kitchen, it’s important that you keep a theme. Choosing home accessories that are simple and elegant can add a touch of class to your kitchen space. Whether that’s an acrylic vase of faux flowers or a simple acrylic glass bowl filled with your favorite produce, keep it simple. Plants are also a wonderful way to naturally add some color and elegance without going too overboard. When trying to make your kitchen look more expensive, think less is more.
Experiment with Light Fixtures
Replacing the lighting or light fixtures in your home with something a bit more modern and different can easily boost the look of your home’s kitchen. Instead of having the classic installed home ceiling fixture, try a lighting fixture that is simple yet decorative. Globe light fixtures have been extremely popular as well as other geometric shapes. Lighting fixtures that show the actual lightbulb are also popular and can add a touch of character to your kitchen. You can easily find these types of fixtures at any home supplier. While some of them may be a bit pricey, you can find options at places like HomeGoods, Marshalls, and other stores like that. Depending on how crafty you are, you may even be able to DIY your own!
Display Your Stems
Displaying stemware, or fancier glasses, can take a modern twist on your grandmother’s china display. Displaying wine glasses or fancier dishware is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. You probably already have some wine glasses lying around, and if not you can find them for affordable prices at any home goods retailer. If you’re not one for wine glasses, displaying a cute set of matching coffee mugs or crystal glasses is another fun way to do this. Opening the shelves and displaying these can also give your home more of an open feel, which is something that many homeowners crave.
Update Your Kitchen Countertops
Unless you’ve designed your own kitchen, you probably have been utilizing the countertops that your home or apartment came with. Many times these countertops are pretty neutral and aren’t necessarily the fanciest. Updating your kitchen counters are a larger task to take on, but they can make the biggest difference. Depending on your style and taste, finding a countertop material that is neutral and simple, and can add that new home feel to your space, no matter how old it is! Updating the counters can also add to your home’s value, so whether you’re looking to sell in the near future or not, giving your home new counters does more than visual aesthetic!
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