Having a fabulous kitchen shouldn’t have to break your back or your budget.
This site is full of decorating tips and techniques that can make a huge difference for little money Try a few of these tips yourself – your friends will think you paid a designer to redecorate!
Rearrange For The Season If you barbecue you might even switch around the table or dining area with the living area if it will give you a better flow for entertaining and enjoying the evening sun during meals.
Lighting Your kitchen lighting design should take into consideration that areas where most work is done - perhaps the island or at the counter. If you have an eat in kitchen, a chandelier with a dimmer would be great over the table and give you the option of romantic lighting for those special dinners. Add recessed lighting to your kitchen strategically angled to highlight certain areas as well. Install pendant lighting above the island.
Lighting Can Make Or Break It Lighting creates ambiance and should coordinate with the theme you want to create. You should have task lighting as well as mood lighting. Pick fixtures that add to your decor and provide practical light as well.
Brighten Up The Kitchen Use mirrors to capture the sunlight and bounce it around. Try putting a mirror across from a window or on a wall that corners against the window wall for the most light distribution.
Get A New Sink Buying a new kitchen sink can make dish duty a bit more pleasant! If your sink is old and ugly a new one in a splashy color can add interest to your kitchen.