Transforming the Heart of Your Home
If you want to brighten up your kitchen, there are plenty of options to choose from – all depending on your time and budget.
The kitchen is often regarded as the heart of a home, it’s where we cook meals and socialise with our family and friends, creating wonderful memories in the process. It’s no surprise then, that we’re always looking for ways to improve it. In this blog, we’re going to look at ways of making your kitchen lighter and brighter all year round.
Clever lighting solutions are one of the quickest ways of upgrading your kitchen. If you’re interested in style as well as functionality, then consider adding a big, statement light to the room. Something like a chandelier or drum lampshade will earn you some serious style points. Cupboard lighting is a pretty recent arrival on the interior design scene, but it can make a world of difference in room that is small, as it won’t take up any additional ceiling or wall space. LED strips can also be added to counter tops, for an ultra-modern, light-boosting look.
Bi folding doors
Bi folding doors are perfect for those who want to bring a little of the outdoors in. In the summer months, they can be opened to create a seamless pathway between your garden and kitchen, letting you enjoy the best of both worlds. While they will probably remain shut during the winter, you’ll still be able to make the most of the natural light thanks to those large glass panes. They’re also pretty streamlined, even when opened, which is great if you’re trying to save space. Thanks to their minimal design, they also blend in well with most types of décor – perfect if you’re not planning to redecorate just yet. You can read more of our advice about bi folding doors here.
If you’re looking to extend as well as brighten up your kitchen, then a conservatory is a good option. Much like bi folding doors, those big glass windows will allow plenty of natural light to pour into the room. Small kitchens can often feel dark and cramped, so a conservatory will not only give you more space, but will make it feel much less oppressive. There are many different styles of conservatory to choose from. Victorian and Edwardian styles are full of period detailing, while sleeker, modern styles would be the perfect match for a more contemporary home.
There are also plenty of possible uses for a conservatory. Most people use it as a dining room, or as a more informal space for casual dining and relaxing – perfect for parties! Some people with larger conservatories though, use it as the location for their main cooking and dining area. This is a great option for those who love cooking, as they get to work in a beautiful space filled with light. Whatever you decide to use yours for, it’s guaranteed to be a wonderful addition to your home.
A bright future
Whether you’re looking for a quick fix or a bigger project, our light boosting solutions will take your kitchen out of the dark ages. Like we said, it’s a room where memories are made and great times are shared, so it makes sense to enhance it as much as possible. So what will you decide to do with yours?