5 Ways to Brighten Your Kitchen

white kitchenWhether you’re looking for a change or getting ready to list your house for sale, brightening your kitchen will transform the dark, dreary space you never want to spend time into a space that you never want to leave. No matter the size, shape, or location of your kitchen, these five tips are easy and low-cost to make your bright, cheery kitchen dreams come true.

1. Incorporate Color

Brightening your kitchen goes way beyond simply opening the windows to let in natural light instead, decorate using fun, bold colors, patterns, and textures. This will help liven up the dark area while avoiding painting. The best part? You can easily switch out the colors and pieces depending on the season, or simply when you need a change, without draining your bank account!

2. Embrace Plants

Plants are a great way to bring life into your home and some can even be functional! Aloe plants and herbs are a great option if you’re looking for a plant that has multi-purposes and Spider plants are great for improving the oxygen and overall indoor air quality. When picking out plants, be sure to keep an eye on the amount of sun they need and don’t forget to water them.

3. Utilize Natural Materials

Natural materials, such as wicker, wood grain, terracotta and treated beach wood will help bring the outdoors in. If you’re unsure of how to utilize these materials think of the decor pieces in your kitchen as well as how they can be both decorative and functional. Terracotta is a great option for utensil holders and vases and wicker can be incorporated through seating options (especially white wicker!).

4. Make it Light & Airy

The easiest way to make your kitchen look and feel light and airy is to get rid of any heavy materials, dark curtains, and winter pieces. If you have old, dark cabinets, consider replacing them with white cabinets and light countertops. If the cabinets are in good shape, consider refinishing them to save some money while being environmentally friendly. Frankenstein Refinishing can walk you through the refinishing process and have the project completed within a few short days!

5. Install Open-Face Shelving

Open-face shelving is a great way to not only show off your favorite decor and china pieces but open face shelving is also convenient, creates an airy look, and encourages organization.

To schedule your appointment with Frankenstein Refinishing, give us a call today at (508) 544-9800.