Deciding to make changes to the kitchen includes changing the wallpaper, changing the cabinets, changing the flooring, and the least expensive changes include changing the designs of the pots, pans, and other cookware.
Updating the look of the cookware does affect the look of the kitchen. Think about the teapot that sometimes sits on the stove. There is also the coffee pot and toaster sitting on the countertop. Like the rest of the little things changed with the makeover, do not forget to change those items too. They are just as important, if not more important, than the other things changed. They are every day appliances remaining in the open on the counter.
This is the time to update the toaster from the old reliable 2-slice toaster to the newer 4-slice toaster. Instead of a counter toaster, get the under the cabinet mounting toaster and save counter space. The older coffee pot, which has been burning the coffee, replaces it with the new coffee pot that has the timer you have always intended to buy. The teapot that has been in the family for years and shows its age, replace with a newer model that takes less time to heat the water.
It might be time for new cooking utensils that are cracked and chipped. They have been sitting in the utensil holder and now look out of place with all of the other new things. Get new utensils and a matching utensil holder.
Making over the kitchen means “out with the old, in with the new.” Some items still be used yet they will need to be altered to fit into the new décor of the kitchen. If you are taking the time to makeover the kitchen, take the time to do it right.
Walk into the kitchen. Turn on the lights. Look slowly in every direction of the kitchen. Make a mental note of the things your eyes are attracted to. These are the first things that need to be changed. If you are seeing them immediately, chances are other people do the same thing when entering the kitchen. Think how that makes you feel. Some people are embarrassed while other are comforted.
Use the items that provide comfort and incorporate them into the newly designed kitchen. Keep that comfort object in the kitchen. If it needs repaired then take the time to get it repaired. Make it a functioning item in the kitchen again.
When you were surveying the kitchen, think about the things you saw and wanted to change. This is where the changes will be the most important places to change. Take those feelings of wanting to change those items and run with the idea. Find the best possible solutions to get new items for the things you want out for the kitchen. Make the changes and learn to like your kitchen again.