Small Kitchen TipsIf you’re kitchen needs a little TLC we have 7 affordable tips to help you get an updated look and feel:

1. Choose a Theme:
It’s best to use a theme which suits the style and character of your home. If you live in a log home simple displays of rustic charm will tie your theme into the rest of the house.

2. Dress Up the Windows
Kitchen windows need window treatments just like any other window in your home. Kitchen curtains are available in a wide range of styles and designs.  Bistro style kitchen curtains can provide a relaxed and informal look to a kitchen, while traditional wooden blinds are ideal if your kitchen window looks out towards a neighbors. 

3. Update the Lighting:
Nothing shows an out-dated kitchen more than strip lighting! Change fluorescent lights for spot lights which can be angled to light specific areas of kitchen, such as the cook-top, counters and work areas.

4. Go Green:
I  suggest that you use green plants to give a healthy look to your kitchen. Potted herbs sitting on your window sill are functional as well as decorative.

5. Brighten Up Your Flooring
A cost effective way to bring your kitchen floor up to-date is to use rugs which have been specifically designed for kitchens – they are easy to clean and usually have an anti-slip backing.

6. Change the Hardware
Changing kitchen cabinet handles is an easy way to give a new look to your kitchen. Go for antiqued brass for a more traditional look or polished steel for a more modern look.

7. Be Bold:
Bold colors will only really work well if you have a spacious kitchen. For the majority of us just one wall is sufficient. You can also use bold colors for your accessories, curtains and counter-top appliances.

You can find everything I’ve mentioned at  Target, Home Decorators CollectionLowes or Home Depot.

I hope you find these tips useful!  If you have any questions or if you’d like help updating your kitchen, call or email us anytime! Have a great weekend!

Source:  Terry’s Fabrics