Transform Your Kitchen On A Budget
Years ago you loved your kitchen, but now it has become a weary catchall for old mail, kids' toys and everyday clutter. You're ready for a room transformation but on a shoestring budget. With just a few simple updates, your kitchen can once again be the cheerful gathering place you love. Here are some affordable tips to reawaken your kitchen.
Maximize Your Creative Organization
In many kitchens, counter space is at a premium. Creativity is a must if you want to maximize your workable countertop area. Tiered organizers that fit into corners offer a generous amount of vertical storage and also add visual interest to those dark, drab wall intersections that often just collect crumbs and cobwebs. Adding a plant and decorative accents along with spice jars, mixing bowls and other kitchen essentials turns an ordinary corner shelf into a functional yet beautiful storage solution.
You love sitting at the kitchen table reading Disney books to your little one, but what do you do with the books when you don't want to pile them on the counter? If you don't have the space for a bookshelf, try mounting something long and narrow to the wall, like a spice rack! We are in the kitchen after all, why not look at normal kitchen items and repurpose them? Imagine the storage possibilities of a clear glass jar or the beauty of a vase made out of an empty wine bottle.
What Are You Doing Tomorrow?
The kitchen is a main intersection in the traffic of a household, so it's the perfect spot for a family bulletin board. Pin up appointment cards, the newest A+ test, next week's grocery list or an invitation to a birthday party. The usefulness of a bulletin board is endless, but can the bulletin board fit in with your kitchen decor? Of course it can, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Just dig into your stash of gift wrap and pull out a patterned wrap that will fit with your color scheme and cover the cork on the bulletin board. Voila!
Using Small Accents
For Big Impact
Sometimes just changing out the linens in your kitchen can make the biggest impact. Highlight a window with a new flowing valance or liven up the dining room table with a decorative runner and placemats. Don't forget about art! You don't need to buy an expensive print to jazz up a bare wall. Why not handwrite some of your favorite recipes on pretty scrapbook paper, then frame and hang. Now you have pretty wall art and your favorite recipe on display.
Minimize The Daily
Many of us grab our mail and then walk through the kitchen while we rifle through it, leaving important documents or coupons we want to use strewn about the countertops. Instead of finding those coupons after they've expired, or forgetting about the cable bill until the day it's due, put an orderly system in place for important paperwork. Products like slotted mail organizers and hanging files tame the mail mess in a hurry, and add a little more calm to the chaos.
The Lakeside Collection has everything you need to revamp your kitchen on a budget. From countertop accents and dishtowels to mail organizers and wine racks, you can count on Lakeside to bring you the world's best products at outstanding prices.