First time buyers are always interested in the prospect of decorating a new home. There is little more exciting than having an offer accepted on a house and then getting all your dates sorted so that you can move in. The next step is to give the place some real character and to try and transfer some of your own personality onto your new surroundings so that you feel more comfortable and the place becomes a proper home.
This is obviously something that can be achieved through interior design but you have to prioritise. There are certain rooms that are always valued above the others when it comes to sorting out how they look straight away. The kitchen is often top of the list, especially if it is in need of some modernisation which is often the case for entry level properties.
Spending on a new kitchen is generally a good investment because it makes the home so much more comfortable and practical. So many homemakers dream of a new kitchen and the fact is that once the work has been done, you don’t generally have to think about updating the kitchen then for some time.
As far as tips for modernising the kitchen go, it is important at first to remember that you can make a big statement regarding style with items that are actually designed to deliver on practicality. This is why so many manufacturers of practical appliances like stoves cookers refrigerators and all the rest focus their attention on attractive finishes and stylish interfaces that are designed to go with your eye-catching worktops and kitchen doors.
Modern appliances do wonders when it comes to lifting your kitchen aesthetic onto a more contemporary level, so you ought to think about the aesthetic impact of all the mod cons you introduce to your new kitchen, at the same time as weighing up the finishing touches like fixtures and fittings and decorative elements.
Another way of stamping some character onto your kitchen is to prepare the room for use as a social space where people can gather and spend time in a less formal capacity. Things like breakfast bars and kitchen island units are great at making kitchens more inclusive, while warm lighting can help to make the space that much more inviting.
This approach is about moving away from the clinical and intensely practical, to the more design driven and homely way of decorating the kitchen.
Tips on kitchen modernisation for your new home by Brendon Cavannagh, writing for RangeCookers.