That summertime feeling is back again! The days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and it’s time to plan for outdoor barbecues and evenings out on the patio. As you start planning for your favorite summer activities, it’s also a good time to refresh your kitchen so it will be ready for all you entertaining and family needs.
Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to refresh your kitchen for summer. Here are 5 simple tips for your kitchen that will help you make the most of the season:
1. Clear Out Your Cold-Weather Clutter
During cold winter days, it’s easy to want to just hibernate indoors and let clutter collect around your home. A kitchen is often one of the most cluttered rooms, since people often use it as a kind of waystation where mail, keys, homework, office papers, and other miscellaneous items get put down and never put away.
In addition, you may still have many of your our cold-weather kitchen items – like mugs for hot drinks or even trays from the holidays – taking up space inside your kitchen.
If so, now is the time to declutter.
Don’t wait. Go move any winter items into long term storage in your attic, basement, or spare room. Not only will your kitchen feel larger and airier for that ideal summer vibe, you’ll create space for any summertime items you’ll want to keep on hand in the kitchen.
2. Ensure Bright Lighting
The sun is bright and warm overhead, so make sure to let that glorious summer sunshine into your kitchen!
If you haven’t washed your windows in a while, now is the time to make sure they’re clean and streak-free so you can enjoy those sun rays. If you have a galley or other kind of small kitchen, you may not have access to so much natural light – however, you can now use white natural light bulbs that mimic sunlight.
This will give your kitchen that bright lighting that will take you back to all your favorite summer memories!
3. Lighten Up Your Decor
Is your kitchen feeling drab and dreary? Maybe you’re overdue for a paint job. Or maybe it’s time to incorporate new artwork and decorations that will capture that summer feel.
You might want to consider keeping the same color scheme of your current kitchen, but choosing shades that are slightly lighter. This can make your kitchen appear larger and more expansive, creating a refreshed vibe for the summertime.
Best of all, a brighter kitchen can make you feel warm and happy all year long.
4. Incorporate Softness & Spaciousness
You know that feeling when you stand on the shore with open horizons stretching out before you? See if you can incorporate that beachy experience in your kitchen.
You might want to try rearranging your furniture or moving more of your kitchen appliances and items into storage to create more spaciousness in your kitchen. You might also want to add soft touches like a plush throw rug or fabric décor to keep it cozy and comfortable.
5. Update Your Cabinets
In order to achieve that sense of summertime spaciousness, it might be time to upgrade your cabinets.
For example, you might want to add some extra storage possibilities in order to clear off your countertops and create a more minimalist look for your kitchen. You can choose just a few “accent cabinets” to add both extra storage and a design element to reinforce your summer vibe.
Or, it might be time to upgrade the style of your cabinets doors to include some with glass panes. This will also give your kitchen a more open look and feel.
Need some more inspiration to help redesign your kitchen for summer? If so, our expert team here at RTA Wood Cabinets will be delighted to help. We even offer a FREE kitchen design to help you clearly see new possibilities. Find out more by giving us a call today at: 1-800-788-7575.