The summer season is beaming with sunshine and fresh-air breeziness, so why not invite more of it into your home this month? Whiter color accents, lighter hardware options and simpler countertop materials can be a quick way to update the look and feel of your space without having to do much work. Here are quick tips on how to do a mini-makeover that will leave your kitchen summer fresh.
Accent lighting is a simple and effective way to highlight special features in your kitchen and give a brighter look to the space. Undermount lights, accent lighting in open cabinetry and toe kicks are all quick ways to brighten up the kitchen.
Updating the hardware to a lighter, more linear and modern style, will give the kitchen a cleaner, simpler look and make the space feel more stream-lined and open.
Granite is a heavy stone with a lot of visual activity that can create a congested look. Modernizing your countertops with Quartz or Caesar stone will give the kitchen a more uniform look and keep the space visually calmer. These manmade materials also require a lot less maintenance.
Finally, refacing your cabinetry with a maple wood that is lightly painted (as opposed to having a heavy stain) is one of the simplest ways to brighten the look of the kitchen. Since maple is less grainy, it gives the room a smoother, trendier finish. White is best as it is classic, especially when coupled with a delicate grey accent. Whatever colour you choose, keep it light and airy.