Winter may still be holding on with the cold and wet weather, but spring is within touching distance making now the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your kitchen. You could be considering a complete overhaul, but a fresh new look can be achieved without spending lots of money on brightening the place up. Concentrating on small touches, a feature wall or a few natural additions can make your kitchen much more inviting without breaking the bank.
Handle the change
You would be surprised at how fresh your kitchen will feel if you garnish the cabinets with new handles – as one of the most used parts of a kitchen, these can start to feel a little tired before the rest anything else. Our huge range of designer and solid wood handles starts from just £2, so there are very few cheaper options for jazzing up your kitchen for spring. If you want to create a modern look, check out our Metropolis bow handle or our stainless steel pull handles. If you want to add a zap of colour into the room, new handles can easily provide that – our solid oak knobs can be painted in a selection of premium Farrow & Ball colours, including ‘Blazer’ red to really stand out.
Look after your shelf
If you have decided the handles are not a big enough change, you might consider replacing or adding extra cabinets or shelving. An open shelf or cabinet makes a perfect display case for your best crockery or kitchen accessories, and helps the space feel a lighter and airier. Top with brightly-coloured flowers is a great way to bring spring in, especially when the weather outside is less than cheerful. Alternatively, shelves can be used to store items that you use fairly regularly, decluttering the cupboard and freeing up space.
We can walk you through every step of the way if you are looking to replace your kitchen cabinets, allowing you to choose the perfect size, Shaker or Traditional doors with glazed options available for both. Our cabinets and doors are crafted solely from solid, sustainable oak, so they are as good to the environment as they are for your kitchen – and hard-wearing too.
Colour your cupboards
Adding a splash of colour to your cabinetry can easily and radically change the look of your kitchen. It is an inexpensive way of making the heart of your home feel lighter, newer and more inviting – and all you need is a tin or two of paint. Invite the outside in by choosing light or pastel colours – they will mimic the blooming flowers and lighter days, and giving new life to your kitchen as a result.
A colour such as Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic or Blue Ground, as shown here, will add playful touches and create an eye-catching style for only a small outlay. A classic colour such as New White or Pavilion Grey adds timeless appeal. Spring is all about lightness, so if you have darker cabinetry or worktops, a light-coloured contrast would work well – perfect if you would prefer not stretching to a whole new kitchen. Save yourself the work and purchase bespoke cabinet doors from us that can simply be used to replace the existing ones on your cupboards – with any of the shades from Farrow & Ball’s extensive collection available.
Bring nature in
Extending the bright and breezy feeling of spring to your kitchen is very easy to do. Simply picking or buying fresh flowers and displaying them in a vase, or having a bowl full of vibrantly coloured fresh fruit like zingy green apples or citrus fruits are both fantastic options for adding a touch of nature. For a contemporary twist, use mason or Kilner jars to put fruit or herbs in.
You will probably want a fresh smell for springtime too – whether you prefer a natural scent or something like clean linen. It is surprisingly easy to create your own air freshener out of simple ingredients such as sliced lemons, a few herb sprigs and vanilla extract. Simply simmer in a pan with some water until you start to notice the difference.
Little changes can add up to a big difference when it comes to a spring kitchen refresh. None of these ideas are particularly costly but they will keep your cooking space fresh and lively. Visit your nearest Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets showroom to see some different kitchen styles and spring inspirations.