5 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen for Spring
When the first day of spring weather arrives, it inspires everyone to change. You might get outside for daily walks more often or pick up a new outdoor hobby. As you enjoy the warm weather and cool breeze, you could start to wonder what else you can do at home once you finish your spring cleaning. Think about the last time you updated your kitchen. Did you add new dishware or replace a major appliance? A small kitchen upgrade like this may not do much for the structural design of the room, they’ll likely change the feel of the whole kitchen.
Check out these five tips for upgrading your kitchen for spring. No matter what kind of budget you have, you can find the best upgrade for your home so it transforms into a space that welcomes the new season.
1. Get Fresh Paint
Even if you have limited wall space in your kitchen, getting a fresh can of paint will make the room feel like new. The key is to pick a shade that captures the warmth of spring. Look for pastel yellow, blue or green and test each color on your walls.
Make your favorite color a statement wall behind your stove or cover your kitchen in a soft new shade. Whatever you decide to do, a fresh coat of paint brightens any room and makes you home a better place to live.
2. Hang Your Cookware
It’s challenging to have a kitchen where there’s limited storage. Pots and pans take up most of the space in a cabinet or pantry, which you’d rather use for something else. This spring, hang your cookware on a rack over your kitchen island or table. They’re easy to install and you can use it for years, freeing up more space for extra storage.
3. Install New Counters
Get the kitchen of your dreams by installing new counters. They can fit on top of your existing countertops or replace them entirely to add value to your home. Browse the different kinds of counters to find what you like and estimate the total cost for steps like removing what’s currently in your kitchen, sanding and polishing the final product.
4. Stain Your Cabinets
Check out your cabinets and see what you like or dislike about them. If they need a little help because they’re unfinished, stain your cabinets overnight by taking off the doors. Sand them if needed and paint them with whatever color stain you prefer. After they have plenty of time to dry in a ventilated area, you can reattach them and see immediate results in your kitchen.
5. Find New Curtains
When you picture curtains, you might imagine them in your living room or bedroom, but they work in kitchens too. If you have a kitchen window, find the right new curtains that work with your cabinets and countertops. Go big with spring patterns that match the season since you can easily switch them out in the summer and fall.
Try Something New
Encourage yourself to try something new this year and add a new kitchen upgrade for spring. Repaint the walls, stain your cabinets and find new curtains so your home has a refreshed design that’s ready for making spring and summer memories.
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, Hotel Online, SevenRooms, Point 2 Home and more!