You are more than likely to be in full festive mode; wrapping gifts, socializing with those you love the most, and enjoying the reruns of all your favorite Christmas movies. Hopefully, as a busy mom, you will find some time to rest and get a little (only a little with kids running around) peace and quiet. This is also the time of year when it can be lovely to look back on the past months and reflect on everything that is happened. And, with that in mind; you can begin to make plans for the new year and beyond.
If you love to entertain at this time of year, or you just find yourself drawn to your kitchen space; you are not alone. Many enjoy their kitchen as it is the heart of the home. With all that reflection, perhaps you have realized just how important your kitchen environment is, especially as it may have been getting a lot more use recently. Well, it is a great time to make plans to update, change, and improve your kitchen environment so that you can make the most of it during any time of year. The following are some tips, inspiration, and ideas, for those looking to update their kitchen, so they can create a more beautiful heart of the home.
Freshen Those Walls
A new coat of paint can work wonders to freshen any interior space, and, it is a lovely quick way to make your kitchen feel brand new. The same goes for your tiles; make sure they are cleaned and all the grout is filled in, then you can paint them for a brand new look, or, tiles are the best surface to tile on top of! Both of these options can be timely and affordable projects that you can complete over a weekend (or two if you have kids).
It is important to ensure that you have considered the condition of your walls before you undertake and improvements. Look into remedying any damp patches, mold removal, and filling-in any cracks or holes, so that you have a fresh and smooth surface to work with.
Change The Furniture
If you have a breakfast bar with stools or kitchen table and chairs, actually, any freestanding furniture within your culinary haven; they can be updated and changed to completely change the room. You might want to go from an old wooden farmhouse feeling, to ultra sleek and modern vibes, to match your fresh tiles.
Or, perhaps it is the opposite, and you find older, reclaimed items that would fit perfectly into the space from a cozy and functional addition. If you cannot afford all new furniture; consider upcycling reclaimed pieces, or updating your own. Get those paint bruises out again, add some soft furnishings to seats, and spend January creating a dream space for your family to enjoy.
The Boxing Day and New Year sales are fast approaching; so, write a list of any appliances that are not functional anymore, and update your kitchen with shiny new ones. It will encourage the whole family to get in the kitchen and cook up a storm!