Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean
Enhance the heart of your home
THE new year is a great time to think about sprucing up your house, given many of us are on holiday and have a bit of time for some renovating and redecorating.
A good place to start is the kitchen.
It is the heart of the home and it is important that the space is inviting, inspiring and above all, functional.
You do not need to undertake a full kitchen renovation, which can be expensive and time consuming.
It is amazing what a few small changes can do for the overall feel and functionality of this space.
Laminex general manager of marketing Sacha Leagh-Murray shared a few ideas that could have your kitchen looking great in no time.
1. Cabinet doors
Updating your cabinetry doors is a great way to give your kitchen a new look without blowing the budget and it’s surprisingly easy, too.
For example, the comprehensive range of Laminex decors means you can customise your space any way you like, from contemporary or classic styles to brighter and lighter colours. Look for something that retains its looks with minimal cleaning and maintenance, and can withstand high humidity and heat.
2. Internal cabinetry
A feature that is often overlooked is the notion of coloured interior cabinets
– that is, the inside lining of the joinery crafted in a shade that either complements or contrasts the outer doors.
This look is not only aesthetically striking but purposely functional.
Juxtaposing a neutral finish on outer cabinetry with a pop of colour on the inside not only creates stunning design but enables your crockery to stand out and become more easily visible.
A robust kitchen benchtop can last the test of time, however they can begin to look a little tired and dated after years of dicing and slicing.
Updating the surface can help to create a striking new look and feel for the heart of the home.
Look for something that is attractive and has a high degree of durability befitting such a high-traffic, functional zone.
Woodgrains continue to be a big interiors trend for 2020 and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
4. Cohesive colour palette
A continuous colour scheme can give the illusion of a larger room, which can do wonders for a small working kitchen.
Never underestimate the power of some beautiful fixtures to truly bring your kitchen to life.
Switching out your powerpoint covers, light switches, cabinet handles, and tapware for a more sophisticated option can elevate your kitchen and create a more luxe feel.
Take inspiration from the colours and textures of your new kitchen and select fixtures that complement your colour palette.
Shades like matte black pair well with a steel finish, while an all-white kitchen looks great with dark-toned hardware.
Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to mix metals.
Contrasting finishes can liven up a room and inject some much-needed personality into a space.