Fall has settled upon the northeast. That means there’s constantly changing weather, and the leaves have changed, dried out, and are beginning to fall. The weather is getting significantly cooler, and everyone is keeping their house warm to combat the nip in the air. But what if you could “warm” up the interior of your home? You can with a kitchen remodel.
Many people spend a lot of time in their kitchen during the fall and winter. Whether they are cooking for a football Sunday, preparing for a holiday weekend, or baking for a school function, many people will be in their kitchen a lot. When the oven is on, your kitchen is likely the warmest room in your home. What if there was a way to keep your kitchen warm even when the stove isn’t on? Aesthetically remodeling your kitchen can give it a warm feeling 24/7.
Paint Your Kitchen
One of the easiest remodels to complete in any home, paint plays a big part in the aesthetic appeal and feel of any room. Painting your kitchen “bright” or “warm” colors will give you and any visitors a warmer and welcome feeling. White walls and white floors are appealing, and give your kitchen a clean feel. However, a muted orange paint can keep the room feeling clean, while also brightening it up.
Decorate Your Kitchen
While decorating is not technically remodeling, you can really bolster the warmth of your kitchen with just a few extra decorations. Bringing in living flowers adds a sense of life and vitality to your kitchen. Additionally, holiday themed decorations, in moderation, can add a welcoming vibe to the room. A scented candle can make the kitchen smell great even when something isn’t cooking.
Furnish Your Kitchen
Chances are, you already have a fully furnished kitchen and dining room. If you have chairs in your kitchen, they might be mono-colored, slightly pairing with or contrasting your kitchen’s color. A great way to add some warmth to the kitchen is to add some colorful furnishings. A light green or muted yellow pair of chairs plays very nicely off of a white kitchen. This way, you don’t need to repaint in order to add some warmth.
Light Your Kitchen
A relatively cheap remodel to warm up your kitchen is to add light. As the days get shorter, you’ll spend more time inside. The brighter your kitchen, the inviting it will be. Adding or updating your lighting fixtures will literally brighten up the kitchen, drawing you towards it.
These remodels are a few cheap ideas to make your kitchen warmer before the weather gets to cold. There are certainly other options, but these simple changes will make your kitchen much warmer and more inviting in the cold months.