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5 Tips For Revitalising Your Kitchen
By Expert Tips
Date: March 31 2017
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The kitchen is almost always the centre of activity in your home.

It’s the space where days unfold over breakfast, and where stories are retold between bites of dinner, and where meals are prepared for all to enjoy. It should be a place that invites sharing, that urges company, and that feels vibrant, clean and peaceful.

If your kitchen is lacking in liveability, check out the 5 handy tips below to help get your culinary crossroad back on track.

Treat Them Kindly

First thing’s first: if you’re going to invest in chic new dishware, you’re going to have to make the effort to keep it in good condition. A quality dishwasher from is a no-fail choice.

A top-notch dishwasher gives your dishes, tableware and cutlery the royal treatment, ensuring it stays shiny and blemish free as it cleans. This means that you’ll have harder wearing, longer lasting kitchen items - leaving you with more money to spend on fancy food items.

Scandi Cool

Piecing together a revitalised, redesigned kitchen can be as easy as finding your aesthetic.

For an easy option, you can’t go past Scandi-chic. Think bold prints, blocks of colour and streamlined, mid-century items. It’s a timeless, minimal aesthetic - and for good reason. Scandi-styled homewares match and integrate seamlessly with most other styles, and retain their value well into the future (to illustrate this, check out the value of Arne Jacobsen-designed furniture from the 50’s, and original Marimekko homewares and prints from the 60’s/70’s).

The French Connection

The French have a way with food.

No only do they manage to create delicious, ubiquitous foods (croissants, anyone?) but they also manage to make the entire process look stylish as it cooks. The secret is French ovens & cocottes - French-style baking dishes and casseroles, usually made from cast iron, coated in brightly-coloured enamel. These eye-catching items look marvellous, and function wonderfully, making them another ideal, long-lasting investment for the home kitchen.

Open Season

So, you’ve purchased some snazzy new items, and you’re longing to get them out into your kitchen.

Why hide your new, super-stylish diningware in closed-door cabinetry? Open storage of your kitchen items encourages their ongoing use (you can see where they are!) with the benefit of looking sleek and modern. If it’s been a long time between kitchen renovations, it might be time to prise-off those pink laminate cupboard doors, and let your crockery do the talking.

The same goes for good quality pots and pans.

If you have the overhead space, these items look fantastic when hung from hooks suspended from the ceiling. It also keeps them out of reach from children.

Happy Herbs

This final tip on this list may seem old-fashioned, but it’s perennially useful (and tasty!)

A kitchen herb garden is nice to look at, fun to grow, and can be a meal-saver when you’ve forgotten to grab parsley for soup, or basil for pasta. Herbs will happily grow and flourish indoors. You can buy neatly matched pots, complete with labels, seeds and peat pellets - ready for your sunniest kitchen corner. With a little bit of love (and water), you can grow a kitchen garden which is fully functional and in-fashion.


A kitchen can be as functional and as funky as you’re willing to make it (or as far as your budget will allow you to take it). Revitalising this essential and most useful of spaces will allow you to breath fresh air into your home life, and to make you feel more connected to the art of cooking and sharing meals.

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