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5 Ways to Revitalize Your Kitchen
Get fresh this spring.
April 9, 2018
Spring’s bright days cast light on projects that have been neglected through the winter, making this the perfect time for a kitchen refresh. We got some great suggestions from Edmonds Fine Appliances on ways to update a kitchen this spring, so whether you’re planning on gutting your kitchen and starting over or just looking for easy, budget-friendly ways to update the space that’s the heart of your home, read on for useful tips for a spring kitchen renewal.
Unnecessary counter clutter crowds our valuable workspace, so the first step in any successful kitchen refresh is a good purge. Take a page from Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and rid yourself of the weight of things that aren’t of use and don’t bring you joy: whether it’s a food processor that has been collecting dust since you received as a wedding gift or a pantry full of items past their expiry date.
Once you’ve rid yourself of clutter, careful organization of what remains makes a tidy space easier to maintain. Tuck as much away in your kitchen cabinets as possible, allowing only regularly used—and attractive—items to occupy premium countertop real estate. A dedicated wine or bar cabinets is an eye-catching storage solution that keeps your bottles at the ideal temperature, so you’re ready to entertain at a moment’s notice.
Consider using flush-mounted appliances in your kitchen renovation. Whereas traditional, proud-mounted appliances protrude from cabinets, flush-mount appliances align with cabinets and countertops to create a clean, streamlined look, making your space feel as airy as a spring breeze.
Since noise pollution can be just as bothersome as visual clutter, a whisper-quiet dishwasher that’s unobtrusive to conversation, even in a small space, makes a kitchen makeover feel complete.
3. Double Duty Appliances
Appliances streamlined for optimum functionality are a terrific spring kitchen upgrade. Those that serve dual purposes, such as steam-combination ovens that function as both convection ovens and steamers, reduce the number of appliances in a kitchen, minimizing visual clutter.
Even during spring’s longer, sunnier days, a well-lit kitchen is a must, and lighting updates make a space feel fresh and modern. Keep your workspace bright with under-cabinet task lighting, or add your signature touch with unique pendant lighting.
A well-organized kitchen with sleek appliances is like a canvas waiting to be accessorized with pops of colour, and nothing says “spring” like greenery, whether it’s potted tulips, a fresh bouquet, or a basket of herbs hanging conveniently in a kitchen window. Likewise, meant-to-be-displayed kitchen tools, such as colourful Le Creuset cookware or a KitchenAid stand mixer, read as intentional accents, rather than untidy clutter.
Need help choosing appliances to refresh your kitchen? Spring is a great time to take advantage of fantastic deals during Edmonds Fine Appliances’ “Another Blooming Appliance Sale” and to talk to the knowledgeable staff at Edmonds, whose expertise will guide you toward appliance upgrades to make your kitchen bloom this spring.