Why replace it when you can transform it?
“Now I’ve got a hole in my pocket, a hole in my shirt, a whole lot of trouble, he said, but now the money’s gone, life carries on and I miss it like a hole in the head.”
The song ‘Holes’ from the British band Passengers makes so much sense now. The never-ending expenses of life coupled with our burning desire to live in a luxurious home can definitely blow a hole in our wallet! And when your kitchen is space that is a melting pot of your personality and dreams what you need is a cheap but cheerful makeover.
So if you’ve held off on your aspirations for a modular kitchen at the thought of parting with your precious pennies, take heart. You can still go for gold – with glam finishes, swish storage, spiffy functionality, and sleek modularity – without shelling out big bucks. So how can you dish out a budget makeover? Be it kitchen cabinet storage ideas, wooden hanging racks or kitchen storage shelves.
DIY Kitchen Decor: Play With Colors
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul,” said Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky. A theory too beautiful to ignore isn’t it? If your kitchen does not need additional construction or renovation all you need is paint and a brush. Livening up an old weary kitchen with different colours adds a fresh, exciting vibe to it. Play up your cabinets with deep blue or reds and colour large spaces with soothing greys or greens. It really doesn’t matter what colour you choose as long as it inspires you to cook hearty meals for your loved ones!
Search More, To Know More For Kitchen Decoration Tips
The internet was invented for a reason! There is a pool of information and ideas out there. Go on a scavenger hunt and bookmark designs you would love to have as part of your kitchen decor. There are hundreds of design ideas, books, articles for kitchens that you can seek inspiration from. Let your imagination run wild. The world is your oyster!
Slick Materials Can Come in Small Budgets
It’s Your Money, Spend It Wisely
Play smart! Who said class can’t be affordable? There are a plethora of materials out there for kitchen makeovers on a small budget. Ever thought of using aluminium over stainless steel for accessories and fittings? Similarly, firewood is a great substitute over plywood for drawers and limestone or slate works just as well as marble or granite. Don’t let the devil sway you to make expensive choices – restrict your cravings but not your imagination!
The best budgeting happens when you live within your means! Shopping for materials and accessories on your own is the best path to take to avoid breaking the bank. Online shopping makes this a much easier task to fulfil with endless sites to select from. Amazon, IKEA, Homestoppe and others have plenty to choose from. At discounted rates.
Wood Is Expensive, Why Not Laminate?
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned, polished feel of a wooden floor, but that could boreholes in your bank account. Did anyone tell you how great laminate is? Trust us here – it has the same look and feel of wood but at a cheaper price. What’s more, these days the market has a variety of designs, patterns to choose from. It’s an excellent alternative to liven up your kitchen to give your kitchen a chic look!
Go Ga-Ga With Green!
Why don’t you consider green? Do a bit for the environment, will you? It is cost-effective and will help you save some ‘greens’ as well. Use energy-saving CFL bulbs or buy second-hand chairs and tables. Spruce them up with bright paint so they look new! Minute details save money without compromising on the style quotient of your kitchen!
See it’s that simple – makeovers don’t always cost a fortune. All it requires is a well thought out plan and some leg work to find the right mix of materials and accessories. Design trends are constantly changing, so make sure you pick kitchen ideas that combine functionality and aesthetics for great results.
If you’re still not satisfied, visit Design Cafe, the best interior design company in Bangalore and Mumbai and talk to one of our expert designers. You will find yourself in a room full of possibilities to design your kitchen, your way. Don’t sit around, get out there and bring in the new!
And there you have it – latest and cool ideas to make your kitchen a place to cook delicious food and make memories.
Well, well, well, wasn’t that easy turning your old boring kitchen into a stylish modular one? We hope our tips will help you make the big move to designing a spanking new modular kitchen. If you have any suggestions and ideas for a modular kitchen, please do let us know in the comment box section below.