You spend time in the kitchen every single day and generally more than once a day (grabbing a midnight snack counts). You owe it to yourself and your kitchen to make it as picture-perfect as possible. And here’s how you can do that:
Cleanliness is key
Everything needs a good scrub every once in a while. You should be wiping down and cleaning your dishes at the end of every day but every other week (if not more often) please do your kitchen appliances a favour and scrub them out. Food gets into every nook and cranny and the longer you leave it to fester and start growing its own ecosystem, the harder it will be for you to clean it out. So, at the end of the day, you’ll be doing yourself a favour as well.
Having an organised kitchen makes your life so much easier. Knowing which drawers have which kitchen utensils and knowing that when you open that drawer there won’t be a pick-up-sticks scene waiting for you.
Set up an organising system where you group things based on function and how frequently you use them. Set up holders and dividers in your drawers and cabinets and make sure everything has its place and that they find themselves back there by the time the kitchen light goes off.
There isn’t much point in having a beautiful kitchen that fails to function as a kitchen. You’re aiming for picture-perfect, as in looks, not just a perfect picture of a useless kitchen.
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The idea of a huge kitchen is great but it’s not everyone’s reality. And when talking about “space” in a kitchen, it’s just a means of referring to how you use the space you’ve built or been given. Just because you consider your kitchen “small”, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it and get your picture-perfect look.
First thing’s first. No kitchen space will be functional or spacious if there is clutter lying around everywhere. You need to keep your area clean and make use of those organising systems. You should make the most of your storage spaces in your small or big kitchen. You do this by installing shelves, using hanging storage, efficiently packing your cabinets and drawers and leaving as few items on the countertops as possible.
Secondly, when you’re designing your kitchen, think about how you like to move around your cooking area. Don’t put oven doors that will get in your way or a high-traffic fridge in the middle of your workway. It’s important to feel comfortable in your kitchen, even if the space is a little cosier than you’d like it to be.
Lighting is the key to a picture-perfect anything and light throughout the entire house is an important thing, but especially in the kitchen where you find yourself at all different times of the day. You should have windows in your kitchen that both give you a garden-view while you’re busy and let in natural light. But you should also have strong lighting for dinner-time cooking and early morning coffee missions.
There are so many light fixtures and features that you can add to your kitchen that can work as a functional aesthetic. You generally don’t want to overcomplicate kitchen decor, so using interesting lighting can easily achieve this.
Whether your kitchen follows the colour scheme of the whole house or has a slightly different feel, if you want it to be picture-perfect, you’re going to need to add some colour. There are different ways of bringing colour into a room. In the kitchen you can play around with your appliances, counters, cabinets, shelves and walls.
But a featured wall is all the rage in pretty much most interior design trends at the moment and your plain white kitchen could always use a pop of colour on that small back wall just to give it some personality. It will also make it fun and great for those cooking selfies.
If you find that an entire feature wall is too much or not enough, then putting in some patterned tiles above your stove, along the wall above your countertops or in a dull corner will tie everything together.
It’s a simple way to make your kitchen unique and beautiful. Find small tiles with a design that you love and a colour that compliments the room and get to placing. You and your Instagram followers will love this addition to the kitchen and don’t be surprised at the copy cats to follow.
No picture-perfect kitchen is complete without a vinyl, hand painted or canvas kitchen quote on the wall. Here are few good kitchen puns and quotes to plaster on the wall:
- Season everything with love
- Happiness is homemade
- Today’s menu choices: Take it or leave it
- Don’t be afraid to take whisks
- The kitchen is the heart of the home
- You only live once, lick the bowl
- Meals and memories are made here
There you have it, everything you need for your picture-perfect kitchen!