When they buy their first home, most people want to add their personal touch to it. Some people would like to upgrade their surroundings for a more minimalist feel, while others want to bring a touch of the rustic or rural.
There is something of a trend in home makeovers recently that is about combining the two. Many people learn about the history of their homes and will aim to retain their vintage charm in these makeovers while also adding modern features. If done correctly, this can be very visually appealing and almost charming, especially when done in the kitchen.
Here are some interesting ideas for how to add instant charm to your kitchen. Some can even add value to your home too!
Vintage Is Great!
Vintage is something that can be difficult to get right generally. But when done in the kitchen, it can be striking. Wooden island tops and even vintage signs can be appealing if you are more hipster while also adding a quirk to your home. If you have a larger budget to spare, why not invest in a vintage fridge, freezer, or kettle? These retro items were built to last when they were manufactured back in the 1950s.
If you want to build a more vintage shape in your kitchen, you will need the help of kitchen fitters Bolton.
Wooden countertops are a straightforward way to add charm to a kitchen as they provide warmth and can come in a myriad of colors, from pine to mahogany.
Wooden countertops are also less expensive than other options like granite and marble. You can even add a butcher block vibe if you are a fan of cooking in your kitchen. Wooden surfaces are also hardy, so you won’t have to worry about them chipping or cracking.
The ceiling is often a feature that is overlooked in interior design, but in the kitchen, you can really bring it to life. Why not opt for a planked ceiling, which is exactly what it sounds like. Like a planked floor, you would simply have this attached to your ceiling (by professional fitters), which can add a unique look and keep the heat in cooler months. Just be sure that you have a vent to catch the humidity that will be inevitable in your kitchen, and make sure that the wood on the ceiling is varnished regularly.
A feature of a modern kitchen is brightness. You can add lights all around your kitchen, even if you are renting. Simply add some stick-on lights to worktops or surfaces to help keep the area bright and airy. Or, if you own the home, why not opt for different kinds of light fittings that can spruce up your kitchen and look unique? Skylights are also something that can be worth investing in too.
Tiling is something of a retro look in the kitchen, but it can be used to add a modern feel, especially if you color coordinate it with other features in your kitchen. It is inexpensive and can be done in a day, also adding a touch of your own personality to the kitchen overall.