As the summer progresses it may give you some ideas of changes that you want to make to your kitchen. While the weather is sunny and warm, you may feel that you would like to have more connection to the outside, brighter things in your kitchen or maybe a completely new kitchen makeover.
Connecting to the outside could make the kitchen brighter and could make it easier to cook outside if you want a barbecue. Having doors that open into the garden can make a big difference as well as having a skylight or larger windows put into the kitchen. It may be that building a deck or patio just outside the kitchen will mean that you can prepare food inside and eat outside. Some ideas may be rather expensive, but it could be that you could make some smaller changes which could help you to feel more summery in your kitchen.
It could be that you choose to put some brighter decorations in your kitchen to make it look more summery. You could make small changes like a bright table cloth and chair cushions or some summery flowers on the table. Plants could also brighten the place up. A brightly patterned rug might help as well. Sometimes just a big clean can help to make things feel better and perhaps some brighter lighting, new tea towels and rearranging items on the worktops could make quite a difference. Even if you only have a small budget, just a few simple and cheap changes can make it feel so much better. [Read more…]