How to Add a Wow Factor to Your Kitchen

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If you've been living in your home for many years, it can begin to seem dull after looking at the same layout and decor every day. If you're struggling with the aesthetics in your home, it may be time to consider making minor upgrades to breathe new life into your home and make it beautiful again. A great room to start with is your kitchen. Because we spend so much time in our kitchens, they're often a focal point in the home and one of the best rooms to take on when trying to update your home's look. To help you get started, here are some great ideas to help up your kitchen's wow factor.

Cabinet Upgrades

A great place to start when renovating a kitchen is your cabinets. They're often one of the most central pieces of any kitchen and giving them a face life can significantly increase your kitchen's look. You can choose to rip out your existing cabinets and start completely fresh or, if your cabinets are in good shape and you don't want to create unnecessary waste, you may be able to simply update them with a resurfacing job. You can switch out the doors, repaint or restain them, or even add some papering inside to give them an interesting texture. When you're finished with your cabinets, don't forget to apply a similar look to your pantry doors to keep a cohesive look in your kitchen.

Add Some Art

Art doesn't only belong in the main living areas of your home. Because we spend so much time in our kitchens, it makes them a great place to display some of your favorite prints to add some inspiration to your cooking routine. A few added touches here and there can really add some interest to your kitchen and show off your personal style. You don't have to simply incorporate wall art, either. You can add art pieces to your countertops as well to give your kitchen some much-needed flair.

Pops of Color

Kitchens are often very neutral and are seen with muted tones. If you enjoy color, don't leave it out of your kitchen simply because you think you have to. Have fun with your kitchen and introduce some pops of color around the room to add a lively element to your decor. It can be as simple as some colorful bar stools or as enticing as some bright-hued appliances. However you decide to add color to your kitchen, don't be afraid of it being too loud or taking away from your kitchen's overall look.

Plants

House plants are a great way to add texture and interest to any room, including your kitchen. If you have the space and aren't afraid to try your green thumb at in-home gardening, consider placing plants around your kitchen to help liven it up. Depending on your style preferences, you can incorporate many types of plants into your kitchen's decor, from beautiful succulents to windowsill herb gardens. Decide what makes the most sense for you and your comfort level with upkeep to help determine the right plants for your kitchen.

Lighting

If your kitchen has the proper lighting, it can add some warmth to your space and create a calming, inviting effect. This can be especially beneficial if you entertain in your home on a regular basis and you want your guests to feel welcome while they're in your home. Because there are so many types of lighting to choose from, do your research to see what best suits your style preferences and consider incorporating a mixture of lighting, from recessed ceiling lights to interior cabinet lighting. The right lighting can set the mood and make your kitchen look great.

You don't have to second guess how to make your kitchen beautiful, and if it's going to be time consuming to complete your project. These tips can help you get started with your kitchen project so that you have a beautiful finished product when you're done.

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