For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. A place to cook, dine and socialise with your family and friends. Spending a lot of time in this part of your home means you want it to look good and feel comfortable.
Whether you’re looking to make big changes or freshen up your current decor, we’ve got you covered. From expanding your current space to create extra room for dining, to installing an island or even revamping your worktops – there’s plenty of ways to give your kitchen that wow factor.
With a little help from our friends at Tecaz, we’ve put together five ways to luxe up your kitchen to help achieve your desired look…
LIGHTING IS KEY
The lighting in any room of the house is crucial and should always be the first thing that’s considered before beginning to decorate. But when it comes to lighting there are a few types that need to be considered.
The colour palette you choose is likely to depend on the amount of natural light your home lets in. If you have a small kitchen with little to no natural light, the likelihood of you choosing a dark colour scheme is going to be slim to none.
That being said, don’t be afraid to go for dark colours. Now we know this may sound a little hypocritical but again, it’s all down to the lighting. If you decide on dark navy blue walls or cabinets, then going for a bright white worktop will balance the aesthetic out ensuring your space still looks open and bright.
Now the look you choose to go for is going to impact the type of lighting you choose to have. For some, a kitchen should be a bright and airy space with plenty of natural light and white bulbs. Whereas for others, a cosier aesthetic with warm hues may be more appealing. Whichever you go for should match your chosen design style and colour palette.
The final thing to consider when it comes to the lighting in your kitchen is the fixtures. Whether your kitchen is of a contemporary modern style, rustic, chic or whatever else it may be, your lights should match.
More than this, consider the size and shape of your room. For example, a long hanging pendant light fixture isn’t going to work as well in a small cosy kitchen in comparison to a large open space hanging above an island or dining table. Shop around and find what’s best for your style, space and already implemented natural lighting.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
A quick, simple and easy way to add a touch of luxury to your kitchen is by touching up on a few of the finer details.
Start with small changes such as the knobs and handles on your cabinets and doors. While it may not seem like a lot, these items are one of the most touched objects of your kitchen and updating these to a newer, more modern model may just make the significant difference you’re looking for.
Next, consider changing your tap faucet. Again a small yet significant change that can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Consider a black matte faucet for a more contemporary look or for something more elegant, a silver chrome faucet is always a good option. There are plenty of styles, shapes and colours to choose from.
And finally, try adding some stylish furnishings and gorgeous accessories to help bring the room together. Whether it’s laying down a rug, adding some scatter cushions or incorporating some luscious greenery – these small changes can make a big impact when it comes to luxing up your kitchen.
ADD AN ISLAND
Whether an independent or a peninsula, adding an island to your kitchen adds great value. Use this extra space as a place to kick back, relax and hangout with loved ones or as your new favourite place to stand and cook all of your favourite dishes – not to mention all of the extra added storage.
Should it be contemporary designer chic, the traditional welcoming warmth of wood finishes, flowing organic curves, subtly painted tones or cutting edge stylish gloss the team at Tecaz have the range you need at a price to suit your budget. Using computer-aided design you will see the plan laid out in 3D, on-screen, to make sure you get your selection just right.
STYLE IT UP
Your style is individual to you. The friendly team at Tecaz will be able to lend you a helping hand when it comes to finding your perfect style.
If you’re looking for a brand new fully fitted kitchen, the team here will be able to assist you with all of your needs from start to finish to ensure your desired look is achieved. From colour, style and texture, the choice is yours.
For some, there’s no need to go all out on a brand new kitchen and with just a few small changes, your kitchen can feel completely transformed. A deep clean, fresh lick of paint and a few added accessories is sometimes more than enough to luxe up your kitchen.
When styling your kitchen, a top tip would be to create a space that can be easily modified. Design something that can be altered as quickly and easily as the seasons change. You want to be able to make a few small minor changes, for example changing your accessories from dark green in the winter to pretty pink pastels in the spring without jeopardising the whole look of the room. This way, it means you can constantly restyle your kitchen without needing to completely renovate it.
VISIT A TECAZ SHOWROOM
Looking for inspiration? Visit one of Tecaz’s showrooms and be whisked away to a world of imagination – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Be wowed by their impressive in-depth range of kitchens on display or if you have a scheme that needs specialist advice, then their talented experienced Designers will present options to ensure your goals are achieved.
Many of their branded displays are the largest in the Country and are constantly being updated to keep abreast of the latest trends and innovations.
With great discounts of up to 60% and free granite on selected kitchen ranges, a visit will guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.