Every homeowner dreams of having a cosy kitchen – and now you can make it a reality.
When you open Instagram or watch cooking shows on TV, you might find yourself feeling a little jealous of the kitchens that you see. Nowadays, most kitchens are slick, modern, and (most importantly) cosy. This makes them perfect for the average homeowner who wants to spend more time in the kitchen.
Of course, it’s not easy to achieve a cosy kitchen overnight. Instead, you need to put time and effort into it before you reach the desired result. Whether you’ve recently moved into a new home or have lived in the same house for several decades, this is something that you can do.
To get started, check out this list of 5 features that make a kitchen cosy.
1. Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine
Around the world, billions of people drink coffee. In Australia, 88 per cent of Australians say they like coffee to some extent – and you’re likely one of these people. If not, another member of your household probably enjoys coffee. This is why it’s an excellent idea to add a bean-to-cup coffee machine to the kitchen. Whenever you wake up in the morning, you’ll be able to walk inside your kitchen and make yourself a nice and cosy cup of coffee. Let’s be honest; there’s no greater feeling after getting out of bed!
For the people who don’t know what coffee to use, you can buy single origin coffee. From Mexico Chiapas to Café Femenino Decaf, there are plenty of flavours to choose from, so make sure to experiment to see which ones you like the most. In the winter, you’ll likely be drinking more coffee than usual, making it the perfect time to try different options.
2. Smart Lighting
Now, let’s focus on a slightly different kitchen aspect: the lighting. Over the past decade, millions of homeowners have added smart lighting to their kitchens. This enables them to use smartphones to customise the light bulbs’ colours and tones. On top of this, they can also set timers for when the lights will turn on and off, making them very convenient.
For instance, if you’re cooking in the kitchen at night and want to create a cosy vibe, you can change your smart lights to a dark blue colour (or your preferred colour for cosiness). In the modern age of technology, this is something you can’t afford to miss out on.
Another genius way to make your kitchen cosier is by adding some greenery. The most popular way to do this is by putting some plants next to the windows. This way, they can get the sunlight they need without disrupting any of your kitchen utensils or cooking spaces. Also, remember to regularly water your kitchen greenery so that it can continue to be healthy.
If you aren’t sure which plants to add to your kitchen, here are some handy suggestions:
- English Ivy
- Peace Lily
- Aloe Vera
At first, you might have to experiment so that you can find the right balance of plants in your kitchen. Remember, having too much greenery will ruin the cosiness and make life difficult when you’re cooking meals.
4. Relaxing Wall Paint
Next – the wall paint. If your kitchen wall paint is faded and dull, then you should grab a paintbrush and paint so that you can liven it up. A soft or creamy white is an excellent option for a modern and cosy kitchen.
5. Cleanliness and No Clutter
Lastly, make sure your kitchen is clean and decluttered. Otherwise, it will never feel cosy. From old food packaging to kitchen utensils you no longer need, dedicate an entire day to clearing everything out. By the end, your kitchen will look (and feel) brand-new.