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There is beauty in a clean kitchen. There is power in a kitchen that is simple, yet refreshed in a way that sparks rejuvenation. For so much of my young adult life, balancing teaching full time and coaching, our kitchen was a war zone. I used to not be able to remember a window of time where our kitchen was clean for more than two days in a row. We were surviving, not thriving. Well, a lot of life has happened since then. In the middle of all that life was a heart change to focus on cultivating areas of our home to be places of nurture and inspiration. Specifically, the kitchen. It is possible to create the kitchen of your dreams and stay within a reasonable price point. Therefore, sharing with you a list of ideas on how to refresh your kitchen! The simple kitchen refresh your heart and home needs!
This post is proudly sponsored by Click Countertops. All thoughts and words are entirely my own!
We lived in our home for a solid six years before we even approached the thought of changing up our kitchen. Through those solid six years, we worked a lot of hours, had a lot of late nights, turned to early mornings where our kitchen and meals simply were neglected due to the hustle schedule of an accountant and high school teacher and two-season coach.
Therefore, as we worked to make slowing down a priority, as a family we knew that this must start in our kitchen. And so it did. Our kitchen refresh that we didn’t even intend on creating. Of course, this kitchen refresh was a slow build that took place over the course of a few years. Which, please let that be inspiration to you, that good things can take time. It is okay to slowly update and work to create the dream you hope to see.
As a result, of the kitchen refresh we truly didn’t intend to create, but goodness gracious I am so glad we did. So thankful in the changes we made to our standard, builder grade kitchen to fulfill our HGTV aesthetically pleasing hearts. It is with that I bring you this list today – simple and easy ways to refresh your kitchen, without having to break the bank!
The very first thing that is essential to your kitchen refresh is to declutter your kitchen. I guarantee there is way more going on in your kitchen than you need to deal with or worry about. How many coffee makers do you have? How many appliances are buried underneath a cabinet that haven’t been used in years? The first true step to a successful kitchen refresh is to declutter your kitchen.
Start by taking everything out of the cabinets and throwing away what needs to be thrown away. Donating what needs to be donated. Hopefully, through this step you will be left with LESS and then can work to situate your items in a location that works best for you and your family. And the less you can have sitting on the kitchen countertops the better! Trust me, clean and clear countertops will do wonders on your heart (and stress level)!
The next step to a healthy and easy kitchen refresh is to freshen up your kitchen sink area. This step is super simple and easy as it truly doesn’t take much. I purchased a black wire basket from Hearth and Hand to sit next to our sink and hold our dish soap, brushes, gloves, and hand soap. Now, you can take this next level by purchasing your own aesthetically pleasing, glass bottles for your soaps and things. This is such a simple step that will completely transform your kitchen sink and speak wonders to your heart. Plus, is it just me or does cleaning dishes seem much easier when the soaps and sponge are stored in a cute way!
The third step to our kitchen refresh is all about simplifying your decor. For so much of my young adult, kitchen life, I went above and beyond on decorating all parts of the kitchen for whichever pertinent season we were in. What I found is that having too much decor near and around your kitchen is an invitation to clutter. Instead, focus on less is more. Stick to a few things that speak to your design and decor element, and place them purposefully throughout your kitchen. This will allow your kitchen to remain neat and tidy. Which will lead to the ultimate refreshed kitchen feeling.
Okay, the first big step item on the list. And while this may seem a little daunting, this was our very first task we completed in our own kitchen refresh that absolutely changed how we felt about our kitchen. Both my husband and I fell in love with our entire home again, once we had our kitchen cabinets painted. Our original cabinets upon the construction of our home were a dark chocolate wood.
To freshen up our kitchen, we decided to have our kitchen cabinets professionally painted a soft grey. We used an amazing local company and selected the color Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore. We could not be happier with how they turned out. And if you are local to the north Atlanta suburban area, I strongly recommend Perfectly Painted Kitchen Cabinets to help you in your kitchen refresh needs.
Next up on our list to refresh the kitchen is another simple swap. To freshen up your kitchen space, swap out your hardware. Especially if you paint your kitchen cabinets, you will absolutely love changing up the hardware to add additional texture and personality to your kitchen. When we first had our cabinets painted, I changed our hardware to a painted ceramic knob that was beautiful. However, since then, we decided to change out our knobs for a matte black round knob from Home Depot to modernize our space a bit.
By swapping out your kitchen hardware, you are economically refreshing your kitchen space and completely transforming your entire kitchen. Trust me, this is a quick change that you will be happy that you made! Time-saving tip – when you go to shop for your new hardware, take a hardware with you from both your cabinets and your drawers so you can accurately measure. This will save you a bunch of time in the end!
Another easy, and not too expensive fix for your kitchen is to add a backsplash. This is another change that made all of the difference for us and allowed our family to fall in love with our kitchen again! We added a white subway tile backsplash to our kitchen and we absolutely adore how this transformed our entire kitchen space. There are so many different options of tile to choose from. Great opportunity to add in your own style and flair through adding a backsplash to your kitchen space.
Finally, the last way to refresh your kitchen space is by getting new kitchen countertops. Now, before you think of how daunting that process might be, Click Countertops has completely revolutionized the countertop buying process. Click Countertops has transformed the home renovation process by putting the consumer first through innovation to make designing your dream kitchen or master bathroom transformation a reality with ease!
Through their Quartzite countertops, you can trust that Click Countertops has what you need to create your luxury kitchen. Plus, their entire process from start to installation is focused on providing quality service, with ease to their customer, at cost-value. You can absolutely have your dream kitchen with Click Countertops.
Life can be busy and chaotic, and most of us find rest in the middle of overwhelm. Please know, that it is possible to reclaim parts of your home. It is possible to refresh your home, and refresh your kitchen to where you are in love all over again. Through a kitchen refresh, not only can you live in a space that makes you happy, but also feel inspired to cook meals that nurture you and stay connected with your family through a kitchen refresh that provides your heart and soul with the energetic transformation that it needs! Excited for you to walk through your own personal transformation and I hope it does to you, what our kitchen refresh did to me! Wishing you the absolute best always!