Washing the dishes is usually when I find myself thinking about my dream kitchen. My kitchen's current condition includes oak cabinets, old laminate and a floral tile backsplash. To say this isn't quite my style would be an understatement. A kitchen remodel isn't in the near future for me, but I still want to make simple updates.
I decided to start with the kitchen sink area. It's amazing how changing out fixtures, adding some plants and even changing the soap dispenser can make all the difference in getting your kitchen headed in the right direction. Here are some ideas you can use in your own kitchen.
1. Update the valance. When we moved into our new house it was sporting a rather outdated valance that was quickly removed. I'm currently hunting for the perfect fabric to add some color and pattern to the window above the sink.
3. Plant a windowsill herb garden. Regardless of your climate, you can grow herbs in the windowsill. There's nothing quite like snipping fresh herbs when you need them, and the life they'll add to the space can't be beat.
6. Decorate. Sometimes people forget that basic items like plates and cookbooks can be used decoratively. Displaying these items on a shelf instead of tucking them away in a cupboard will add color and personality to your kitchen.