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Oct

4 Simple Ways to Update Your Kitchen for Summer

Summer is the time of year when we naturally gravitate towards the kitchen. It’s the season of entertaining, family feasts and backyard barbecues. But it’s also the time of year when many people start contemplating a kitchen renovation. After all, there’s nothing like spending more time in your kitchen to make you think about how it could be improved!

While a major kitchen renovation may require some extra time and planning, there are plenty of little things you can do to get your kitchen summer-ready. These simple tips and tricks can help you to maximise both the style and the functionality of your kitchen, just in time for summer:

  • Embrace Lighter Colours and Natural Timbers: The ‘Hamptons’ kitchen is an incredibly popular design trend at the moment and fortunately this is an easy look to pull off. Think clean lines, crisp white finishes and natural timber embellishments. Try replacing some of your existing kitchen elements with bright white alternatives. You could also add in some raw timber items, such as wooden chopping boards or knife blocks, which will contrast beautifully with the neutral colour scheme.

  • Expand Your Kitchen into the Great Outdoors: Everyone adores eating outside on a balmy summer evening, a feat made much easier by extending the kitchen outdoors. Consider investing in a good quality barbecue, a stainless steel prep area or a sink with hot/cold water tap to make outdoor food preparation easy. Alternatively, install a set of bi-fold doors to open up the space between the kitchen and the outdoor entertaining area.
  • Add a Touch of Colour to Liven Things Up: A bright pop of colour is an excellent way to give your kitchen a touch of summer fun. This could be as simple as a colourful piece of artwork or the inclusion of a decorative vase. For added impact, a gorgeous glass splashback is an ideal choice, combining both glamour and functionality. Remember that the colour is supposed to complement the kitchen, not overwhelm it, so try to stick to just one or two feature items.

 

 

  • Maximise Your Entertaining Capabilities: To maximise the potential of your kitchen during social events, try clearing unnecessary clutter from kitchen surfaces – this will allow you more space to prepare while also making the kitchen look bigger. If you find that getting food out to your guests involves navigating around too many obstacles, then why not consider embracing an open plan kitchen design? This mini kitchen renovation could be achieved by removing a wall between the kitchen itself and the adjacent living space. 

 

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about how a kitchen renovation can add value to your home, contact McColl Cabinetmakers today on ph: 07 3288 0711 to talk to one of our experienced team members.